Recreation Administration, M.Sc. | California State University Long Beach | Long Beach, United States
12 months
7176 USD/year
7176 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.


Students in the Recreation Administration program at California State University Long Beach 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.

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.


Professional positions held by graduates:

  • National, State and Municipal Parks and Recreation Coordinators
  • Managers, Supervisors, Directors
  • City Managers
  • Community Services Directors
  • Park Naturalists and Park Rangers
  • Recreation Therapists
  • Senior Center Directors in Hospitals
  • Clinics and Rehabilitation Programs
  • University Recreation Center and Intramural Directors
  • Athletic Sports Program
  • Facility Managers
  • Student Services Managers
  • Outdoor Adventure and Day Camp Directors
  • Recreation Facility or Club Managers
  • Travel and Tourism Agents or Guides
  • Sporting Goods Sales Representatives
  • Amusement Park, Hotel or Resort Managers
  • Military Recreation and Employee Services Specialists
  • Social Director and Event Managers
  • Nonprofit and Volunteer Services Managers

Programme Structure

Courses include: 

  • Recreation Administration
  • Theory, Philosophy, and Trends of Leisure, Recreation, Parks, and Tourism
  • Research Proposal Writing
  • Data Analysis in Recreation Administration
  • Research Methodology
  • Directed Studies

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

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 experiential background, may be admitted by special action of the Department's Graduate Committee.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    7176 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 3588 USD per semester during 12 months.
  • National

    7176 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 3588 USD per semester during 12 months.
  • If you are not a resident of California you must add $396 to the above totals for each unit of credit you take.

Living costs for Long Beach

1400 - 2000 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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