Master On Campus

Sport and Recreation Management

The University of Iowa

12 months
29739 USD/year
31012 USD/year
12065 USD/year
Tuition fee
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The MA in Sport and Recreation Management is awarded by the Graduate College. Instruction is offered through the Department of Health and Human Physiology in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. The MA degree in Sport and Recreation Management is awarded with or without a thesis at The University of Iowa. 


About Sport and Recreation Management at The University of Iowa

The Master of Arts program in Sport and Recreation Management, offered by The University of Iowa, requires a minimum of 30 s.h. Required course work (21 s.h.) includes experiential learning in a field experience course and a capstone course that allows students to perform research in an area of interest that has practical application during the final semester before graduation.


  • Through academic course work, practical experience, an individualized capstone project, and a network of industry contacts, the program is designed to help students achieve their unique professional and educational goals. Alumni find employment in such settings as professional team front offices, college and high school athletic departments, campus and community recreation programs, agencies serving sport and recreation clients, league offices, coaching, and in a number of other areas.
  • The faculty provides individual mentoring to students and offers several opportunities for students to connect with industry professionals throughout the year to learn about internships and jobs.
  • The Office of Field Experience in the sport and recreation management program in the Department of Health and Human Physiology assists students in finding their specific connection to the industry. The Pomerantz Career Center offers multiple resources to help students find internships and jobs.

Programme Structure

Courses include: 

  • Sport and Recreation Field Experience
  • The Economy of Experience
  • Risk Management
  • Economics and Financing
  • Sport Administration
  • Marketing and Sport Promotion

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • A U.S. bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited college or university, or an equivalent degree from another country as determined by the Office of Admissions.
  • A minimum grade-point average (GPA) of 3.00, or the foreign equivalent as determined by the Office of Admissions.
  • English Proficiency Requirements
  • You must first submit the online application to the Graduate College and pay the $60 application fee by credit card ($100 for international applicants)
  • Application for Graduate Awards
  • A personal statement
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • A set of your unofficial academic records/transcripts uploaded on your Admissions Profile
  • International students may also be required to submit TOEFL, IELTS, or PTE scores 
  • Once recommended for admission, international students must send a Financial Statement

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    29739 USD/year
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    Based on the tuition of 29739 USD per year during 12 months.
  • National

    31012 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 31012 USD per year during 12 months.
  • In-State

    12065 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 12065 USD per year during 12 months.

Living costs for Iowa City

1187 - 1841 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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