The Master of Arts program in leisure studies requires a minimum of 33 s.h. of graduate credit with thesis or 36 s.h. of graduate credit without thesis. Students choose one of two specialization areas—leisure and recreational sport management or therapeutic recreation—and must satisfy the prerequisites required for their areas. Work for each specialization area includes core requirements and area courses.

Leisure and Recreational Sport Management Specialization

The leisure and recreational sport management specialization prepares students for positions in public and private recreation and sport management. Students typically find employment in community or municipal recreation programs, campus recreation programs, or commercial recreation and sport operations.

The leisure and recreational sport management specialization requires the following course work.

Recreational Sports Management Core
SRM:5065The Economy of Experience3
SRM:5200Historical and Philosophical Perspectives on Leisure3
Recreational Sports Management Area Courses
SRM:6251Risk Management3
SRM:6252Economics and Financing3
SRM:6253Sport Administration3
SRM:6254Marketing and Sport Promotion3
Additional 18 s.h. of electives18
Total Hours36

Applicants must meet the admission requirements of the Graduate College; see the Manual of Rules and Regulations of the Graduate College.

Application deadline is February 1 for admission the following fall semester.

The Pomerantz Career Center offers multiple resources to help students find internships and jobs.