Master of Education

The Master of Education in Recreation and Sport Management prepares students to enter the work force in entry-level positions such as in college athletics, professional sports and community recreation. While the curriculum focuses on college athletics and is designed to prepare students for administrative positions, many of the skills and knowledge elements transfer to other industries. The M.Ed. provides students with the advanced knowledge and skills needed to be directors and superintendents of recreation for communities, directors of university recreation programs, and to work in university and professional sports settings, including sport marketing, administration and facility management.

Students collaborate with faculty in theory, research and field-based experiences. This shared learning creates a dynamic environment for students to explore the boundaries of knowledge in the recreation field and sport industries.

All students pursuing RESM master's degrees are required to take a 6 credit-hour Research and Statistics core along with the 21 hours of management core courses and 9 hours of electives. Students also take either a comprehensive exam or complete a thesis.

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Admission Requirements

The RESM program undertakes a holistic review of applicants’ admissions files, including any GRE test scores submitted and applicants’ overall undergraduate grade-point average and GPA on the last 60 hours of undergraduate course work. The program requires applicants to submit both a statement of interest and resume.

Interested? E-mail Prof. Joshua Lens for more information on the program!

Current Students

Candidates for a master's degree in recreation and sport management must complete 36 hours of coursework and either a thesis or a comprehensive exam.