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Recreation, Park and Tourism Administration

Western Illinois University

M.Sc. On Campus
12 months
Duration
13830 USD/year
13830 USD/year
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About

The Department of Recreation, Park and Tourism Administration (RPTA) at Western Illinois University is meeting this challenge by preparing professionals for a variety of demanding and rewarding leisure services.

Overview

As technology, lifestyles, work patterns, values, and the needs of communities change, the recreation, park and tourism profession is challenged to provide even more meaningful leisure opportunities for all people regardless of age, gender, ability, race, and ethnicity.

Why Recreation, Park and Tourism Administration at Western Illinois University?

Exciting and rewarding career opportunities are available to RPTA graduates through employment in the following:

  • Urban community leisure service agencies
  • Suburban community leisure service agencies
  • Rural community leisure service agencies
  • Church recreation
  • Commercial recreation
  • Tourism industry
  • Senior citizen centers
  • State and national parks
  • Outdoor recreation agencies
  • Adventure recreation agencies
  • Health clubs
  • Resorts
  • Cruise ships
  • Upscale hotels
  • Community therapeutic recreation organizations
  • Hospital-based therapeutic recreation programs
  • Moral, Welfare, and Recreation (MWR) in the Armed Services
  • Camps
  • Correctional institutions
  • Experiential education programs
  • Youth service organizations

Our Faculty

All Recreation, Park and Tourism Administration graduate faculty possess terminal degrees in recreation, parks, tourism, or other related fields. Each faculty member has a particular area of expertise ranging from public administration, nonprofit management, therapeutic recreation, outdoor recreation, tourism, facility management, and camp administration. Faculty members are recognized nationally and internationally for their research and publications.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Measurement and Statistical Analysis 
  • Philosophy of Leisure
  • Seminar in Administration of Leisure Services 
  • Fiscal Management in Leisure Services 
  • Research Methods in Leisure Services
  • Seminar in Leisure Services

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Language

English

Credits

30 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
2.75

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
73
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
6
PTE Academic admission requirements PTE Academic PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. The score refers to a total score which ranges between 10 and 90.
49

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Applicants for admission to the School of Graduate Studies must hold a bachelor's degree from an institution that is accredited by the appropriate U.S. Department of Education regional institutional accrediting agency. 
  • Applicants usually apply for admission to a degree program simultaneously with admission to the School of Graduate Studies. 
  • If the applicant meets the minimum admission requirements of the School of Graduate Studies, a copy of the application materials is forwarded to the program of interest for consideration.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    13830 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 13830 USD per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • National

    13830 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 13830 USD per year and a duration of 12 months.

Funding

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