The Department offers a Master of Arts degree in Recreation, Parks and Leisure Services, with options in Recreation and Park Administration and Therapeutic Recreation. The Department also offers a concentration on the Master of Science in Administration program, an interdisciplinary degree.
The role of the program is to provide an arena for scholarly effort and accomplishment, with emphasis on a program that will help develop competencies specifically related to the student's professional needs and growth.
Coursework is designed for those interested in working in the community and non-profit sector (Recreation and Park Administration) or with individuals with mental and physical challenges and an older population in clinical, group home and community settings (Therapeutic Recreation). Coursework emphasizes a practitioner driven, research application focus with ample service-learning opportunities.
Graduate assistantships and department scholarships are available. Assistantships may involve research or teaching assistance and are available on an academic year basis. Decisions are made in the late spring for the upcoming academic year.
The graduate program is supported by a faculty with diverse interests, practitioner background and academic preparation. The faculty work to continually evolve the program to meet the changing needs in the field of recreation, parks and leisure service administration.