Outdoor Recreation, Master | Indiana University Bloomington | Bloomington, United States
24 months
32156 USD/year
30704 USD/year
10630 USD/year
Tuition fee
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The Master of Science in Outdoor Recreation degree with a major in outdoor recreation at Indiana University Bloomington is designed for students interested in outdoor recreation management, resource management, camping administration, outdoor/environmental education and interpretation, outdoor leadership, and the dimensions of human ecology commonly associated.


At this Outdoor Recreation program, you will :

  • Apply critical thinking and problem solving skills to make data-based decisions.
  • Demonstrate professional written and oral communication skills with various constituencies in diverse settings.
  • Identify advanced knowledge through linking theory, research, and practice in the recreation, parks, and tourism profession.
  • Promote the importance and benefits of leisure, recreation, parks, and tourism to enhance the well-being and quality of life of individuals, community, and the environment.
  • Demonstrate professional behavior and skills needed by practitioners in the area of specialization.
  • Analyze and demonstrate a full awareness and comprehension of concepts and philosophies related to the field of outdoor recreation.
  • Develop expertise of the principles of resource management and the ability to develop and implement resource management strategies to the field of outdoor recreation and resource management.
  • Foster professional development through participation in professional organizations, practical experiences, and volunteer activities.
  • Demonstrate the ability to design, implement, and evaluate outdoor recreation offerings that reinforce the critical relationship between humans and the environment and the reciprocal nature of this relationship.

Mission for Indiana University Bloomington

Bloomington is the flagship residential, doctoral-extensive campus of Indiana University. Its mission is to create, disseminate, preserve, and apply knowledge. It does so through its commitments to cutting-edge research, scholarship, arts, and creative activity; to challenging and inspired undergraduate, graduate, professional, and lifelong education; to culturally diverse and international educational programs and communities; to first-rate library and museum collections; to economic development in the state and region; and to meaningful experiences outside the classroom. 

The Bloomington campus is committed to full diversity, academic freedom, and meeting the changing educational and research needs of the state, the nation, and the world.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Statistics in Public Health
  • Philosophy of Leisure and Recreation 
  • Organizational Leadership for Parks, Recreation, Tourism, and Public Lands
  • Principles and Foundations of Public Health 
  • Research in Health, Kinesiology, and Recreation
  • Complete one of the following courses 
  • Master's Project in Administration 
  • Master's Thesis 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


35 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Undergraduate education and grade point average (GPA) 
  • Scores on the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) for many majors.
  • TOEFL scores for students with a primary language other than English.
  • References
  • Personal statement

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    32156 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 32156 USD per year during 24 months.
  • National

    30704 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 30704 USD per year during 24 months.
  • In-State

    10630 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 10630 USD per year during 24 months.

Living costs for Bloomington

1071 - 1733 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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