M.Sc. On Campus

Environmental and Outdoor Education

Suny Cortland

12 months
23100 USD/year
23100 USD/year
11310 USD/year
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 Activity. Adventure. Academics. Focus your energies, combine your passions and prepare for exciting careers. No matter what your background, you can pursue an advanced degree and discover a place where you truly enjoy your work by studying for the M.S. in Environmental and Outdoor Education at Suny Cortland.


Upon successful completion of this Environmental and Outdoor Education program at Suny Cortland, students will be able to:

  • Demonstrate knowledge of the nature and scope of the recreation profession and its associated service delivery systems, and the foundations of the recreation profession in history, theory, science, and philosophy.
  • Demonstrate the ability to assess, plan, implement, document, and evaluate recreation services that facilitate targeted human experiences and outcomes, and that embrace personal and cultural dimensions of diversity.
  • Demonstrate entry-level knowledge about management/administration of recreation services.
  • Demonstrate the sustained ability to apply the recreation process, use diverse, structured ways of thinking to solve problems related to different facets of professional practice, engage in advocacy, and stimulate innovation.

Career Potential

Our graduates direct university outdoor pursuits programs, lead trips for the National Outdoor Leadership School, guide clients on Adirondack whitewater trips and teach outdoor education in schools. They serve in management positions with state and federal agencies such as the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, New York State Parks and the U.S. Forest Service. They also teach in local parks and nature centers or direct summer camps and retreat centers.

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Recreation Research and Evaluation
  • Historical, Philosophical and Theoretical Perspectives of Recreation and Leisure 
  • Comprehensive Examination in Recreation and Leisure Studies
  • Master's Thesis
  • Master's Project

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

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Applications submitted after the deadline may be considered on a space availability basis.


34 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Completed online Graduate School Application -
  • Official transcripts from all institutions of higher learning attended to be forwarded directly to SUNY Cortland Graduate Admissions Office.
  • A resume, uploaded as part of online application process
  • A one- or two-page statement of your educational and professional goals, uploaded as part of online application process
  • Names, addresses, email addresses and telephone numbers of three references, submitted as part of online application process
  • Note: At least one reference must be academic. Letters of recommendation are not required.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    23100 USD/year
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    Based on the tuition of 23100 USD per year during 12 months.
  • National

    23100 USD/year
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    Based on the tuition of 23100 USD per year during 12 months.
  • In-State

    11310 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 11310 USD per year during 12 months.

Living costs for Cortland

874 - 1904 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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