- PRTM 6310 – Methods of Environmental Interpretation
- PRTM 8070 – Recreation Behavior in Natural Environments
- PRTM 8220 – Strategic Planning in PRTM Organizations
- PRTM 8500 – Sustainability Tourism: Myth or Reality?
The Master of Parks, Recreation, and Tourism Management program is offered as an entirely online graduate degree program with an emphasis on the student who is already a practitioner in the field or looking to make a career change.
The degree is focused on giving the student a solid foundation of the theoretical underpinnings of the field while also developing the student's practical administrative and management skills. A thesis is not required for the online program.
Applications are taken on a rolling basis with preference given to students who meet the following deadlines:
The following requirements must be met to be considered for admission to the online Master of Science in Parks, Recreation, and Tourism Management:
The non-thesis M.S. in PRTM consists of 30 credit hours of online coursework — 4 core classes, 1 class in statistics, and 4 concentration classes. In addition, all students will be required to complete a 3 credit hour culminating project or pass the comprehensive exam.
Up to 12 credits of graduate courses below the 8000-level may count toward the degree requirements as determined by the Graduate Committee. No more than 12 hours earned as a non-degree seeking student may count toward the M.S. (non-thesis) degree.
Coursework is offered through a combination of weekly, synchronous meetings in the evening and through Adobe Connect. Clemson's learning management system is used to deliver asynchronous course content. Courses are offered in six-week time intervals.
South Carolina is a member of the State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (SARA) and Clemson University (CU) is an approved SARA institution, which means we adhere to established standards for offering post-secondary e-learning programs in all member states. Please review our state authorizations to see if this program is offered in your state and our process for student complaints against the university.
For more information about this online program, please visit the Master of Science of Parks, Recreation, and Tourism Management (non-thesis) program webpage, or contact the coordinator of graduate studies at GRDprtm@clemson.edu or call (864) 656-3400 or (864) 656-2060.