The Master of Recreation Resources Development (MRRD) degree can be completed via distance or in-residence at Texas A&M University, College Station. The program meets needs of professionals who are seeking to develop skills and experience in park management. As an MRRD student, you will complete 27 hours of coursework in park management from the Department of Recreation, Park and Tourism Sciences along with 9 hours in management, marketing and planning from the Bush School of Government and Public Service. Park management topics include study of GIS applications in park management and planning; heritage tourism; analytic techniques; and social, economic, and cultural issues in outdoor recreation and natural resources. Classes that you will take from the Bush School address marketing, management, leadership, strategic planning, and fiscal management. Your experience will culminate with a capstone course in which you work with your MRRD cohort and park managers to solve a pressing park management problem at a select site.