Master of Science in Parks & Lands Management

The Highest Standards in Public Health Education Within Your Reach

As a student at the School of Public Health-Bloomington, you'll receive a first-rate education, earning a degree that's universally recognized and respected. Our high quality online courses are taught by leading faculty in the School of Public Health, engaging you in active learning. Online students have access to hands-on student services. We encourage you to apply for our programs regardless of your academic background or career experience.

Suggested schedule of online courses for the Master program:

Year One

Course

Title

Credits

Fall

R512

Administrative Theory and Management Practices in Leisure Services 

3

 

R525

Foundations of Conservation, Parks, and Recreation 

3

Year Two

Course

Title

Credits

Spring

X590

Introduction to Research in Health,
Kinesiology, and Recreation 

3

 

R524

Fundraising for Public and Nonprofit Agencies 

3

Summer

R523

 Policy Studies in Outdoor Recreation and Tourism

3

O517

Advanced Ecosystem Management in Outdoor Recreation 

3

Fall

Elective

 

3

O517

Advanced Ecosystem Management in Outdoor Recreation 

3

Year Three

Course

Title

Credits

Spring

R511

Organizational Leadership of Leisure Services 

3

O541

Visitor Behavior 

3

Summer

X505

Principles and Foundations of Public Health

3

Fall

Elective

 

2

 

R698

Capstone Studies in Parks, Recreation, Tourism and Public Lands

3

Total for Program

35

Program of Study

A Master of Science in Recreation degree with a major in park and public lands management provides students with approaches to managing land-based operations at the national, state, regional, and local levels. The program emphasizes leadership and stewardship of lands and facilities balanced with public enjoyment of parks and facilities. Employing contemporary practices that balance resource protection with recreation and use of lands, this MS degree is embedded in Indiana University’s Eppley Institute for Parks and Public Lands whose partnerships with the National Park Service (NPS), state park departments, and municipalities across the nation allow students in this program to learn from these agency personnel.

Graduation

You have worked hard on your degree or certificate. You are cordially invited to come to Bloomington to be a part of the IU Ceremony and attend the special reception hosted by the Dean of the School of Public Health-Bloomington.

For more information about this program, please contact:
Melissa Page
Student Services Specialist
melipage@indiana.edu
(812) 855-1232