Master of Science in Administration: Recreation & Park Administration Concentration

Degree objective: The interdisciplinary Master of Science in Administration (MSA) Program is designed for students pursuing administrative careers. The program offers insight into human and organizational relationships; develops skills in oral and written communication; enhances the capacity for sound analytical judgment; and encourages the ability to see the "big picture" as it relates to an organization and its environment. Course work focuses on applied action grounded in theory and embraces the fundamental educational principles applicable to administrative issues in the private, public, and nonprofit sectors, and stresses the ethical responsibilities of administrators. Concentration objective: Designed to provide students with background and competencies in recreation and park administration, grant writing, evaluation, current issues, as well as areas of individualized interest.

 

Degree Requirements

 

36 credits

Core Requirements

 

18 credits

MSA 600

Foundations of Research Methods in Administration

3

MSA 601

Organizational Dynamics and Human Behavior

3

MSA 602

Financial Analysis, Planning and Control

3

MSA 603

Strategic Planning for the Administrator

3

MSA 604

Administration, Globalization and Multiculturalism

3

MSA 699

Applied Research Project in Administration

3

OR MSA 698​Directed Administrative Portfolio​3

Concentration Requirements

 

6 credits

RPL 611

Evaluation in Recreation & Leisure Services

 3

RPL 618

Issues in Leisure

3

Concentration Electives

 

12 credits

RPL 508

Budgeting for Leisure Service Agencies

3

RPL 511

Liability & Risk Mgmt. in Leisure Services

3

RPL 521

Fund Development & Grant Writing for Public and Non-Profit Organizations

3

RPL 545

Marketing of Leisure Services​

3

​OR MSA 660​Marketing Administration​​3

RL 552

Environmental Interpretation

3

RPL 600

Advanced Issues in Recreation

1-6

RPL 620

Planning for Parks & Recreation Facilities

3

RPL 652

Outdoor Recreation

3

RPL 791

Independent Study

2

Cognate Course

Selected in consultation with academic advisor

0-3 credits

 
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