Leisure Studies, MS

Requirements for Students Matriculating in or before Academic Year 2019-2020. Learn more about Graduate College Academic Regulation 7.0.

Thesis Option

Total Hours: 36 Hours

Research and Inquiry
REMS 5953Statistical Methods in Education3
REMS 5013Research Design and Methodology3
Hours Subtotal6
Core Courses
LEIS 5023Legal Aspects of Health, Physical Education and Leisure Services3
LEIS 5413Organization and Administration of Leisure Services3
LEIS 5433Current Issues in Leisure Services3
LEIS 5443Social Foundations of Leisure Services3
Hours Subtotal12
Cognate
Select 12 hours, which may include RMRT and LEIS courses, to form a cognate appropriate to the student's goals:12
Outdoor Education
Areas and Facilities In Leisure Services
Recreation In the Natural Environment
Administration of Leisure Services
Tourism in Recreation Settings
Entrepreneurial Recreation Management
Grant Writing and Nonprofit Management
Field Problems in Leisure Studies
Recreational Therapy and Geriatrics
Interpretation in Leisure Services
Supervision and Leadership in Leisure Services
Recreational Therapy for Persons with Physical Disabilities
Recreational Therapy in Mental Health and Intellectual Disabilities
And other courses as approved by the student's graduate committee.
Hours Subtotal12
Thesis
LEIS 5000Master’s Thesis6
Hours Subtotal6
Total Hours36

Non-Thesis Option

Total Hours: 36 Hours

Research and Inquiry
REMS 5953Statistical Methods in Education3
REMS 5013Research Design and Methodology3
Hours Subtotal6
Core Courses
LEIS 5023Legal Aspects of Health, Physical Education and Leisure Services3
LEIS 5413Organization and Administration of Leisure Services3
LEIS 5433Current Issues in Leisure Services3
LEIS 5443Social Foundations of Leisure Services3
Hours Subtotal12
Cognate
Select 18 hours, which may include RMRT and LEIS courses, to form a cognate appropriate to the student's goals:18
Outdoor Education
Areas and Facilities In Leisure Services
Recreation In the Natural Environment
Administration of Leisure Services
Tourism in Recreation Settings
Entrepreneurial Recreation Management
Grant Writing and Nonprofit Management
Field Problems in Leisure Studies
Recreational Therapy and Geriatrics
Interpretation in Leisure Services
Supervision and Leadership in Leisure Services
Recreational Therapy for Persons with Physical Disabilities
Recreational Therapy in Mental Health and Intellectual Disabilities
And other courses as approved by the student's graduate committee.
Hours Subtotal18
Total Hours36

General Graduate College Requirements

  • A minimum Grade-Point-Average of 3.00 is required
  • A minimum Grade of "C" is required in all degree applicable courses
  • No courses utilizing the Pass-No Pass grading system are permitted
  • GRAD 5082 or GRAD 5092 may not be used to meet degree requirements

Additional Graduate College Masters Degree Requirements

Plan I (coursework with thesis)

  • A minimum of 30 credit hours
    • A minimum of 24 coursework credit hours comprised of:
      • 6 research or creative component credit hours
      • 21 in-residence credit hours (maximum of 9 transfer hours with "B" or better)
      • 21 credit hours at 5000- or 6000-level

Plan II (coursework without thesis)

  • A minimum of 32 credit hours
    • A maximum of 3 credit hours of research or creative component
    • A minimum of 23 in-residence credit hours (maximum of 9 transfer credit hours with "B" or better)
    • A minimum of 21 credit hours at the 5000- or 6000-level