MS in Natural Resources with Emphasis in Parks, Recreation, Sport and Tourism
Since virtually everyone participates in some form of leisure, the primary benefit of Parks, Recreation, Sport and Tourism (PRST) is to improve quality of life issues. The unique interaction of people, places, and activities establish our profession as one of the world's oldest and largest industries. Students learn how to manage leisure service delivery systems by combining theory with practice. This degree is designed to prepare students for advanced positions within PRT, or admission into doctoral programs.
Students are required to take a minimum of four 8000 level classes in the School of Natural Resources, including PRST 8400 Constructs of Leisure and PRST 8430 Research Methods in Parks, Recreation and Tourism, in addition to two other courses, as agreed upon with their Advisor. All students must also take a graduate level analysis course (i.e., statistics, qualitative analysis, or mixed analysis). Please see the MS in Natural Resources for major program requirements and thesis options.
Accelerated BS in Parks, Recreation, Sport and Tourism to MS in Natural Resources with Emphasis in Parks, Recreation, Sport and Tourism
An accelerated option is available for the BS in Parks, Recreation and Sport to MS in Natural Resources with Emphasis in Parks, Recreation and Tourism. Refer to the Graduate School’s webpage on Accelerated Programs for more information. For general information on how accelerated options work at MU, and for guidance on participation, refer to Accelerated Options in the catalog.
Dr. Jennifer Wentz, Teaching Assistant Professor
Graduate Program Emphasis Coordinator of Parks, Recreation, Sport & Tourism
School of Natural Resources