Graduate Programs


Welcome to the Graduate Program web pages for the Department of Recreation, Park and Tourism Sciences. Our graduate program has produced leaders in private industry, public services, and in academia. The prestige of our department can largely be attributed to its faculty, both past and present. Our current faculty publishes more research than any department of its type, and has won multiple awards at the department and individual level (for both teaching and research).

Additionally, the Department has four active Professors and three Emeritus Professors in the Academy of Leisure Sciences; two active Professors and one Professor Emeritus in the American Academy for Park and Recreation Administration; and two active Professors and two Professors Emeriti in the International Academy for the Study of Tourism.

Master of Science (M.S.) – Recreation, Park and Tourism Sciences

Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) – Recreation, Park and Tourism Sciences

RPTS Research Areas

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