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.

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.

The curriculum focuses on college athletics and is designed to prepare students for administrative positions. 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 leisure service field.

Career opportunities for sport management positions are found in university and professional sports including sport marketing, athletic administration and sport facility management.

Opportunities for recreation include public recreation administration, special event development, and commercial recreation enterprise.

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.

All students pursuing master's degrees in recreation and sport management are required to take a 6 credit hour Research and Statistics core along with the 21 hours of required management core courses, 9 hours of electives and 6 hours of capstone. 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.

Further information is on the Graduate School website.

Degree Requirements

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. Please see additional information (PDF).