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MS Degree

This degree is designed for people planning to undertake doctoral study, research related positions in their chosen profession, or administration position in park, recreation and/or tourism agencies.

The goal of this degree is to produce a skilled professional capable of research with minimal supervision.

MS Course Worksheet Form

Transfer Credit:

A maximum of 12 hours may be transferred.

Time Limit:

All course work to be credited toward the master's degree must have been enrolled in and completed within six calendar years prior to the date on which the degree is to be awarded.

Minimum Course Requirements: 17 hours

  • PRTM 801 Philosophical Foundations (3 credits)
  • PRTM 808 Behavioral Aspects of PRTM (3 credits)
  • PRTM 811 Research Methods in PRTM (3 credits)
  • PRTM 891 Master's Research (6 credits)
  • PRTM 910 Research Seminar (2 credits)

Other Courses: 19 hours

  • 3-4 credits of statistics
  • 3 credits research methods in addition to PRTM 811
  • 12-13 hours additional classes to be selected by student with advisor's approval
  • At least one half of the total graduate credit hours, exclusive of thesis research, will be from courses numbered 800 or above.

TOTAL: 36 hours


The student's Committee must consist of at least 3 members and the majority of the advisory committee, including the major advisor, must be comprised of Clemson University faculty from the program offering the particular degree and who hold full-time tenure-track positions. Part-time and visiting faculty employed by Clemson may serve on this committee but may not serve as Chair. Persons not employed by Clemson University may serve if they have been appointed to an adjunct faculty status.

Final Examination:

A thesis is required with a successful oral defense of the thesis.

For further information, contact:

Coordinator of Graduate Studies
Dept. of Parks, Recreation and Tourism Management
Clemson University
128 McGinty Court
263 Lehotsky Hall
Clemson, SC 29634-0735