COMMUNITY AND THERAPEUTIC RECREATION

School of Health and Human Sciences

MASTER OF SCIENCE (M.S.) DEGREE IN PARKS AND RECREATION MANAGEMENT

Students in the Masters of Science in Recreation and Parks Management program choose from 2 concentrations

  • Community Recreation Management
  • Therapeutic Recreation

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ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MASTER OF SCIENCE DEGREE

  • An undergraduate GPA of 3.00
  • Current resume
  • Professional statement including career goals, and three references
  • Interviews are encouraged for all applicants, and required for graduate assistants. Based on experience, recommendations, and interviews, a provisional admission may be granted. Upon completion of 6 to 9 credits with a B grade or better, a provisionally admitted student may be granted full graduate standing.

Students in the Therapeutic Recreation concentration who do not have an undergraduate degree in Recreation and Parks will be required to take one additional undergraduate TR course (CTR 231 or 235), in order to complete the 6 required TR courses (18 credits) necessary to apply for professional certification and licensure. There are no undergraduate prerequisite courses in the CRM concentration.

GRADUATE ASSISTANTSHIPS

All M.S. in Parks and Recreation Management applicants are eligible to compete for graduate assistantships and a limited number of tuition waivers.  To apply for an assistantship, email your resume and the Graduate Assistantship Application to Dr. Stuart J. Schleien at sjs@uncg.edu.

ACCELERATED B.S. TO M.S. PROGRAM

Qualified UNC Greensboro undergraduate students who are pursuing the B.S. in Recreation and Parks Management may apply for admission to the Accelerated Masters Program (AMP).

DEGREE REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MASTER OF SCIENCE DEGREE

The M.S. degree requires 36 credit hours, with at least one-half the work credited toward the degree in 600-level courses or above, an overall average of B (3.0), or better, and successful completion of a capstone experience (thesis, project, internship).

Thesis / Non-Thesis Options

The student, after discussing his/her career goals with his/her advisor, may choose either the thesis or non-thesis option. However, if the student selects the non-thesis option, the advisor will determine (based on amount of professional experience) whether the student does a project, internship, or both. For example, a student choosing the non-thesis option and having minimal professional experience will be required to do an internship or an internship and project.

Time Limit to Complete Degree

There is a five (5) academic year time limitation beginning with the first graduate course taken. Prerequisites do not count toward the time limit.

Advising

Students must meet with their advisor or the Graduate Program Director before registering for any coursework.