Recreation Administration

California State University Long Beach

3588 USD/year
3588 USD/year
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Graduate study in Recreation Administration at California State University Long Beach prepares students for advanced careers in the field of Parks, Recreation, and Tourism. Students may also focus on research design and methodology in preparation for a research-based position and/or doctoral studies.


Through a combination of online and traditional classroom instruction, students will explore the theoretical foundations of the field while developing the administrative and management skills needed to become managers of private, commercial, and public recreation agencies. Learn more in the Recreation Administration programme at California State University Long Beach.

The programme

The Department exists to promote a broader and deeper understanding of the role that leisure and recreation provides in the lives of all people as well as to enhance the quality of Recreation Leisure experiences available to each person.

Programme Structure

Courses include: 

  •  Recreation Administration
  • Philosophy, Issues, and Trends
  • Research Proposal Writing 
  • Data Analysis in Recreation Administration 
  • Research Methodology

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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.

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.
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).

Other requirements

General requirements

  •  A bachelor's degree from an accredited university with a major or minor in recreation and leisure studies or related discipline. Students with Bachelor's degrees from non-related majors who meet all other prerequisites should contact the graduate coordinator for an evaluation.
  •  A student must have an overall undergraduate grade point average (GPA) in their major or minor of 3.0 or better. Students who have an overall GPA less than a 3.0, but present acceptable evidence of professional potential either through recent academic performance and/or experiental background, may be admitted by special action of the Department's Graduate Committee.

Tuition Fee

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    3588 USD/year
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  • National

    3588 USD/year
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