Master of Science in Recreation Administration

Master of Science in Recreation Administration

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A Master of Science in Recreation Administration provides students with a general approach to mid-level management of recreation and leisure services in a wide variety of settings. This option is for students and/or working professionals interested in gaining advancement to administrative positions in public agencies, private/commercial organizations, campus recreation, military recreation, or general park administration/management.  According to the National Recreation & Park Association, “the average park and recreation agency employs four executive personnel, seven administrative personnel, and three planning/development personnel.”  Under succession planning, working professionals earning an advanced degree in recreation administration are better positioning themselves to move up into those executive and administrative positions.

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The M.S. in Recreation Administration provides the opportunity to earn an advanced degree within a two-year period by completing 35 credit hours of course work including philosophy of leisure and recreation; human resource management; finance and budget; research in health, kinesiology, and recreation; and statistics in public health. As a non-thesis degree program, students will complete a capstone project involving the application of key principles to an in-depth study of a practical problem or an experiential internship.

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For more information about this program, please contact:

Hillary Burns
Student Service Specialist 
hjburns@indiana.edu
(812) 855-5715

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