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Master of Science in Recreation, Sport and Tourism

University of Illinois Global Campus



The University of Illinois Global Campus' Master of Science degree in Recreation, Sport and Tourism was created to provide students with the quality education needed to meet the needs to the leisure services industry.

With the growing demand for professionals in the leisure service industry to have an advanced degree, this fully online Recreation, Sport and Tourism master's degree enables students with the skills needed to obtain professional careers such as:

  • coordinators
  • directors
  • supervisors
  • managers in travel/tourism and hospitality
  • event planning
  • recreational facility management
  • nonprofit and entrepreneurial organizations
  • recreational sports management
  • campus recreation
  • outdoor education and adventure recreation
  • senior centers
  • hotel management
  • natural resources recreation
  • convention bureaus
  • health and fitness clubs
  • special events business
  • volunteer and youth agencies
  • public recreation
  • human service agencies.

The online master in Recreation, Sport and Tourism has been created to help individuals move into management level positions, and with the U.S. Department of Labor projections that the leisure services industry sectors are expected to grow as fast as or faster than the average for all occupations through 2014, this is an excellent degree for individuals looking to obtain supervisory or administrative positions.

All applicant to this program must have a Bachelor's degree from an accredited institution.

Accreditation Information

North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission

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