The Experience Industry Management Department offers a Recreation, Parks, & Tourism Management specialization providing students with advanced study for management positions in the leisure industry or to pursue a career in higher education.
The program currently focuses on applied social science research with faculty specializing in the following emphasis areas: tourism planning (to include adventure, agri-, food, eco-, sustainable, & wine tourism), special event management, park & recreation resource management, human dimensions of natural resources, community recreation, sport management, youth development, and outdoor recreation management (outdoor education & leadership).
M.S. in Agriculture, Specialization in Recreation, Parks, & Tourism Management
Link to the 2013-2015 catalog that includes course descriptions.
|POLS 510||Research Design||4|
|RPTA 450||Resource and Grant Development||4|
|RPTA 527||Leisure Behavior and Theory||4|
|RPTA 581||Graduate Seminar in Recreation, Parks and Tourism (1+1)||2|
|RPTA 599||Thesis in Recreation, Parks and Tourism||9|
|STAT 513||Applied Experimental Design and Regression Models||4|
|Any 400 and 500 level courses approved by the graduate committee||18|
* At least half of all units required by the committee as reflected on the formal study plan must be at the 500 level.
Prerequisites: In order to develop a solid academic background, students who have not completed a BS/BA degree in an equivalent recreation-related discipline will be required to take the following undergraduate courses: RPTA 360 & STAT 512