The course of study is uniquely developed for each student in consultation with a graduate program committee. Factors determining the course of study will include the student's interests and goals, the undergraduate course of study, the student's employment history, and the degree program.
For admittance to the Master's programs, the student must hold a bachelor's degree; and for admission into the Ph.D. program, the student must hold a Bachelor's and a Master's degree . The prospective student must file an application form, submit undergraduate transcripts and scores on all three sections of the Graduate Record Examination (GRE). Applications are accepted and encouraged from those whose undergraduate education did not include the formal study of recreation and parks. Normally, applications are considered in February of each year.
A number of applicants who have been admitted to either the Master's or Doctoral program in the department will be selected for work with a faculty member who has compatible interests. Diverse faculty interests provide opportunities in such areas as therapeutic recreation, campus recreation, community recreation management, resource management, and travel and tourism. Duties can include teaching, research, or related responsibilities, varying from 10 to 20 hours per week. Remuneration depends on hours worked and degree pursued. Hourly work associated with departmental projects may provide additional financial support. A limited number of University fellowships are also available.
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