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Recreation Education

The City University of New York

12 months
855 USD/credit
855 USD/credit
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The Master's Program in Recreation Education at Lehman College consists of a 33–36 credit Master of Science in Education degree from The City University of New York, which is designed to prepare individuals for professional employment in the broad field of leisure services.


The curriculum for the M.S.Ed. Program in Recreation Education from The City University of New York includes three options:

  • Option A: Recreation and Park Administration, which prepares individuals for supervisory and administrative roles in public, voluntary, and commercial recreation agencies.
  • Option B: Therapeutic Recreation Service, which prepares individuals to deliver therapeutic recreation services in hospitals, nursing homes, day-treatment programs, and other institutional and community settings. Students who complete this option have met the therapeutic recreation option requirements for certification as a Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialist, administered by the National Council for Therapeutic Recreation Certification.
  • Option C: Physical Education Teacher: This option is open ONLY to students who possess initial certification as a physical education teacher and are pursuing professional certification, for which this degree will qualify them, according to the NYS Education Department.

Departmental Retention Policy

Once admitted into one of the graduate programs, students must maintain a Grade Point Average of B. If a student's average falls below B, he or she will have one semester to bring the average up to the minimum standard. Failure to do so may result in dismissal from the program.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Biostatistics
  • Recreation and Leisure in Modern Society
  • Research Methods and Evaluation in Recreation
  • Recreation Program Planning and Leadership
  • Administrative Process in Recreation and Parks
  • Community Recreation and Park Facilities

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

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IELTS admission requirements IELTS
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33 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Bachelor's degree (or its equivalent) from an accredited college or university.
  • Demonstrate the ability to successfully pursue graduate study. (Above-average academic achievement in general is required.)
  • Two letters of recommendation.
  • If conditionally admitted, make up not more than 12 credits of specified undergraduate coursework, starting in the first semester and finishing in no more than three consecutive semesters.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    855 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 855 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • National

    855 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 855 USD per credit during 12 months.


  • Full-time - $5,545/semester
  • Part-time - $470/credit

Living costs for New York City

1819 - 3968 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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