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Recreation Management

Graduate Advisor
Dr. Jan Hodges
jh223@txstate.edu
512.245.7482
Jowers, Room A173

Department of Health and Human Performance
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Faculty members in the graduate program promote the richness of diversity and create a truly inclusive learning community. Affiliation with practitioners brings innovative content to the classes, and the strong alumni connection provides continued professional development support and job opportunities.

Degree Hours Thesis Option Minor Option
M.S.R.L.S. 36 Non-Thesis No minor
M.S.R.L.S. 30 Thesis No minor

Deadlines U.S. Citizen International
Fall - Priority February 15 February 15
Fall - Standard June 15 June 1
Spring October 15 October 1
Summer I April 15 March 15
Summer II June 1 No Admission

  This program is no longer accepting applications for the Fall 2017 semester; however, the Spring 2018 and Summer 2018 semesters are still open for admission. 

Application Deadline
This program has a flexible deadline.

Funding Information
Applications must be complete by the priority deadline to be considered for funding.

Decision Timeline
This program reviews applications on a firm basis.

Application Requirements

The items required for admission consideration are listed below. International applicants, please visit our international web pages for additional requirements.

ApplyTexas Application

  • completed online ApplyTexas application

  Review the instructions for submitting your ApplyTexas application.


Application Fee(s)

  • $40 nonrefundable application fee
  • $50 nonrefundable international evaluation fee (if applicable)

  Review the instructions for submitting your application fee(s).


Transcripts & GPA

  • baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited university
  • a copy of an official transcript from each four-year institution where course credit was granted
  • minimum 2.75 GPA in your last 60 hours of undergraduate course work (plus any completed graduate courses)
  • background course work in marketing and management

  Review the instructions for submitting your transcripts. Official transcripts will be required if admission is granted. 


GRE Scores

  • GRE scores not required

Documents

  • statement of purpose (maximum 500 words) addressing the following:
    • What experiences have led you to pursue graduate studies in recreation management?
    • What qualities, values, characteristics do you possess that will enable you to meet the academic rigors of graduate education?
    • What are your career goals relating to obtaining a master’s degree?

  Review the instructions for using the Graduate Admissions Document Upload tool (GADU) to submit your documents. You will have access to GADU after you submit your ApplyTexas application and activate your Texas State NetID.


TOEFL or IELTS Scores

Non-native English speakers who do not qualify for an English proficiency waiver:

  • official TOEFL iBT scores required with a 78 overall
  • official IELTS (academic) scores required with a 6.5 overall and
    • minimum individual module scores of 6.0

If you do not meet the scores above, you may qualify for English-based conditional admission if you meet the minimum scores below:

  • official TOEFL iBT scores required with a 59 overall
  • official IELTS (academic) scores required with a 5.5 overall and
    • minimum individual module scores of 5.5

  Review the instructions for submitting your official test scores.