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Sport and Recreation Studies

George Mason University

12 months
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The mission of the Sport and Recreation Studies program from George Mason University is to enrich people’s lives by promoting excellence in the delivery of recreation and leisure services.


With concentrations in recreation administration, sport and leisure studies, sport management, and individualized study in sport, recreation, and tourism, the MS in Sport and Recreation Studies meets the growing need for professionals and academics. 

The Sport Management Graduate Certificate with concentrations in Sport Coaching and International Sport Management may be taken in conjunction with the MS SRST degree or as standalone options.

Career options:

This degree from George Mason University prepares students as professionals who will more adequately serve the industry and their communities, and students who wish to pursue advanced study through doctoral programs in these disciplinary areas, leading to employment (and contributions) in academe. This program offers the traditional research masters' thesis option and the option of an applied research project linked to a professional setting or internship

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Foundations of Sport and Recreation Studies
  • Strategic Leadership in Sport Organizations
  • Strategic Leadership in Recreation Administration
  • Legal Issues in Sport
  • Introduction to Natural Resources Law
  • Research Design and Statistical Reasoning
  • Seminar in Sport and Recreation Studies
  • Master's Project/Internship
  • Thesis Preparation and Master's Thesis

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Completed online application for graduate study and application fee
  • An earned baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited institution of higher education, or international equivalent, verified from copies of unofficial transcripts uploaded to the online application Self-Service Center.
  • Copies of unofficial university transcripts and any earned degree 
  • All transcripts from colleges or universities outside the United States must be translated into English
  • Verification of English language proficiency.
  • Official GRE, GMAT, LSAT, or MAT or other official test scores
  • Other supplemental materials specified by your academic program such as essays, departmental forms, portfolios, or interviews

Tuition Fee

Living costs for Fairfax

1330 - 2300 USD /month
Living costs

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


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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