RPTA Graduate Studies 

The Recrecreation, Park & Tourism Administration Department offers a wide array of coursework for the student looking to advance her or his knowledge in recreation or explore a new career path. RPTA faculty have expertise and education across the spectrum of recreation administration and other disciplines.

What makes us different? Practical experience and cross-disciplinary perspectives. You will learn from people who have "real world" experience in recreation settings and who will continue to collaborate with local, state, and federal agencies to ensure your knowledge is applicable to today's challenges. Your hands-on skills will be intellectually enhanced in a stimulating atmosphere. Join us if you are interested in recreation administration or more specific areas such as event management or resource management for recreation.

Enroll now and restore a forest, administer a local park system, or plan a music festival today!


The RPTA Graduate program focusing on natural resource management has provided me with multiple opportunities to develop new skills for my career. I have been able gain experience working with a wide variety of professionals and park visitors in outdoor settings. This program has opened up my eyes to the endless opportunities that the field of recreation has to offer. Along with the course of study, the professors within RPTA are the best on campus!

~ Amber (B.S. 2015, M.S. Candidate)

 Click here for Graduate Catalog and Course of Study