This program prepares students to make a positive impact on professional practices and policies in recreation management. It also helps them be successful leaders in recreation, parks, and tourism.
Students think conceptually and analytically while focusing on scholarship and a disciplinary study. Coursework applies theories and practices in the areas of management, marketing, and finance. At the end of the sequence, students complete a thesis, professional practice, or an independent study.
Recreation Administration offers top-notch learning facilities and small class sizes that encourage interaction and discussion. Faculty members are dedicated to supporting students and provide learning opportunities that connect students to real-world professional issues.
A student applying to a master's program must:
International students can learn more about specific application requirements by visiting the Office of Admissions.
To be considered for this program, you must meet the following requirements.
You must have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale for either the last 60 hours of undergraduate coursework or any previous work in a master’s program.
Submit a current resume that outlines your education and work history (2-page maximum).
Submit a 2-3 page statement that discusses:
At the end of your statement, briefly indicate whether you are pursing any graduate assistantship positions at Illinois State.
Submit the names and email addresses of three references for letters of recommendation within the online application.
If you completed your undergraduate degree in the past five years, we prefer at least one of your reference letters come from one of your undergraduate instructors.
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The University provides graduate assistantships as a means of financial support. They are intended as a way to facilitate a student's progress to degree while providing important professional development.
To be eligible for an assistantship a student must, generally,
Graduate assistants receive
See Student Accounts for information on tuition and fees. Funding for graduate students is available from several different sources. Students who have been admitted from contiguous states including Iowa, Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, Missouri, and Wisconsin will receive in-state tuition.
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