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Therapeutic Recreation, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
, NY,
If you strive to help others on a daily basis and want to take part in one of the fastest growing health-related professions, therapeutic recreation is the major for you. You will focus on the use of various leisure activities to improve the quality of life of people with illnesses, disabilities and other limitations. 

About

Learn from distinguished faculty members looking to help you excel, and you will be well on your way to a successful career.

Special Features

  • You will qualify to sit for the national certification exam to become a certified therapeutic recreation specialist after graduation
  • Graduate program in therapeutic recreation
  • The department is one of the oldest and most highly respected programs in the United States
  • Nationally and internationally recognized faculty committed to students
  • High employment rate (more than 95 percent) of graduates

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Design and Administration of Therapeutic Recreation Services
  • Therapeutic Recreration Process I:Assessment
  • Therapeutic Recreation Process II:Planning, Implementation and Evaluation
  • Therapeutic Recreation Interventions

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

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  • Minimum required score:

    79

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 3

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 3 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

  • $65 application fee
  • A bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited college or university.
  • Graduate Admissions Application
  • Official English translation and original college transcript for any transcript not in English
  • Autobiographical Essay
  • Documentation of English proficiency if English is not the applicant's native language
  • International Student Financial Statement and the required documents to verify financial support
  • A photocopy of the biographical page from the applicant's current passport
  • SUNY Cortland I-20 Request Form

Tuition Fee

  • International

    22650 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 22650 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    11090 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 11090 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
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Living costs for Cortland

  • 874 - 1910 USD/month
    Living Costs

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