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Recreation, Park, and Tourism Management

College of Health and Human Development

M.S.

M.S. in Recreation, Park, and Tourism Management

Minimum of 36 credits including thesis

  • 9 credits RPTM core courses (RPTM 501, 527, 545)
  • Research Methods (RPTM 530)
  • Statistics - one statistics course at 400 or 500 level
  • 5 credits of RPTM electives
  • 6 semester credit hours of thesis research
  • A final oral defense of thesis

M.S. in HDNRE

17 credits in HDNRE program (HDNRE 590, HDNRE 574, HDNRE 575, RSOC 555; either ANTH 555 or FORS 565; plus one course).

  • 6 semester credit hours of Thesis Research if a thesis is required.

Ph.D.

Ph.D. in Recreation, Park, and Tourism Management

No specified minimum number of credits plus dissertation

  • 12 credits RPTM core courses (RPTM 501, 527, 545, 597)
  • Research Methods (RPTM 533 plus a qualitative methods course)
  • Candidacy and comprehensive examination
  • Statistics - three statistics courses beyond master's coursework
  • 6 credits of RPTM electives
  • Dissertation research (no specified minimum of credit hours)
  • A final oral defense of dissertation

Ph.D. in HDNRE

18 credits in HDNRE program (HDNRE 590, HDNRE 574, HDNRE 575, RSOC 555; either ANTH 555 or FORS 565; plus one course).

If a HDNRE M.S./M.A. student continues into the HDNRE Ph.D. program, 15 credits of interdisciplinary courses must be selected with the approval of the student's doctoral committee.

  • 9 semester credit hours of Thesis Research