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Recreation and parks management, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 12 months
Earn an online master's degree in recreation and parks management that prepares you to take the next career step. Anytime, anywhere flexibility. This premiere program is designed in a cohort model and delivered online to fit the busy lifestyles of working professionals.


  • Learning - Cultivate new skills and content knowledge necessary to become upper-level managers in the parks and recreation industry.
  • Mentorship - The program includes distinguished faculty members, including four seasoned, upper-level practitioners in the field.
  • High Quality and Affordability - rated FSU’s 30-credit hour program as a “Best Buy” for program quality and affordability.
  • Accessibility - Delivered online to fit the busy lifestyles of working professionals. Two six-week intensive courses are offered online every semester so students can complete the program in 2 years.
  • Networking - Designed in a cohort model, where students progress through courses with a consistent group of classmates.

Programme Structure

Courses include
  • Organizational Behavior and Leadership in RPM
  • Fiscal Management in RPM
  • Communications and Organizational Decision Making in RPM
  • Developing Promotional Information Systems in RPM
  • Current Management Issues in RPM
  • Research Methods and Evaluation in RPM
  • Thesis/Project Preparation and Grant Writing in RPM
  • Research Project or Thesis

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 12 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks. Read more about TOEFL®PBT.

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  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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Academic Requirements

General Requirements

Generally, there are three avenues of entry into the program.

  • You should have three years of professional experience in the park and recreation field.
  • Students with a minimum of three years professional experience in allied fields who are interested in making a career shift may also apply. A field experience and/or deficiency courses may be required of these students.
  • Although the program is designed for professionals working in the field, a limited number of recent graduates from baccalaureate programs may be admitted based on the professional experiences of the applicant and on the composition of the students currently in the program. 

Work Experience

The program is designed for professionals with experience in the parks and recreation field.

Getting a Student Visa

This is an online programme. You can attend from the comfort of your chair! So you don't need a student visa!

Tuition Fee

  • International

    557 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 557 USD per credit and a duration of 12 months.
  • National

    557 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 557 USD per credit and a duration of 12 months.
  • In-State

    433 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 433 USD per credit and a duration of 12 months.
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