University Catalog 2024-2025

Parks, Recreation and Tourism Management (MS)

Degree Requirements

Required Courses15
Concepts and Theories of Leisure and Recreation
Research Methods in Parks, Recreation, & Tourism Management
Foundations of Social Science Research
Foundations of Qualitative Research in Social and Environmental Justice
or PRT 706 Quantitative Inquiry for Healthy People & Places
Master's Thesis Research
Elective Courses15
Below are suggested elective courses for students to choose from. Students will work with their advisor to select elective courses.
PRT 801 Graduate/Doctoral Seminar (1 Credit)
A quantitative, qualitative or GIS course (E.g., FOR 5XX, GIS 510, ST 5XX)
Disciplinary courses related to thesis topics



  • Carla Barbieri
  • Jason Bocarro, Owens-Shelton Distinguished Professor of Leadership with a Global Perspective
  • Myron Floyd, Dean
  • Aaron Hipp
  • Corey Johnson, Karla A. Henderson Distinguished Professor
  • Michael Kanters
  • Yu-Fai Leung, Director of Graduate Program
  • Duarte Morais
  • Rasul Mowatt, Department Head
  • Erin Seekamp, Goodnight Distinguished Professor

Associate Professors

  • Kyle Bunds
  • Jonathan Casper
  • Bethany Cutts
  • Michael Edwards
  • Whitney Knollenberg
  • Lincoln Larson
  • Kathryn Stevenson
  • Jelena Vukomanovic

Assistant Professor

  • Bryan Clift

Teaching Professors

  • Perver Baran
  • Kimberly Bush, Associate Department Head

Teaching Associate Professors

  • Edwin Lindsay
  • Stacy Supak
  • Laura Tateosian


  • Charlynne Smith