Community Resources and Development, MS

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With your commitment to reshaping your community, your passion for change and your aspirations for an influential career, you can prepare to be an agile results-driven leader. Through this program's electives and four concentrations, you can align your degree with your goals while unlocking opportunities across diverse communities.

The MS in community resources and development is offered by the School of Community Resources and Development. The master's degree program prepares students to analyze and understand critical topics and issues pertinent to the fields of tourism, parks and recreation management, nonprofits and nongovernmental organizations, and sustainable communities.

Students choose between two academic options: the thesis or the professional option.

This degree program offers the following concentrations:

With your commitment to reshaping your community, your passion for change and your aspirations for an influential career, you can prepare to be an agile results-driven leader. Through this program's electives and four concentrations, you can align your degree with your goals while unlocking opportunities across diverse communities.

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The MS in community resources and development is offered by the School of Community Resources and Development. The master's degree program prepares students to analyze and understand critical topics and issues pertinent to the fields of tourism, parks and recreation management, nonprofits and nongovernmental organizations, and sustainable communities.

Students choose between two academic options: the thesis or the professional option.

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Community Resources and Development, MS

Plan of study

The Plan of study is the required curriculum to complete the program.

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Admission requirements

Applicants must fulfill the requirements of both the Graduate College and the Watts College of Public Service and Community Solutions.

Applicants are eligible to apply to the program if they have earned a bachelor's or master's degree, in any field, from a regionally accredited institution.

Applicants must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.00 (scale is 4.00 = "A") in the last 60 hours of their first bachelor's degree program, or applicants must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.00 (scale is 4.00 = "A") in an applicable master's degree program.

All applicants must submit:

  1. graduate admission application and application fee
  2. official transcripts
  3. statement of professional and academic goals
  4. three letters of recommendation
  5. current resume
  6. proof of English proficiency

Additional Application Information
An applicant whose native language is not English must provide proof of English proficiency regardless of current residency.

International applicants are also required to submit TOEFL or IELTS scores and a financial guarantee statement.

Only complete application files are reviewed or considered for admission. Applicants without undergraduate academic work in related disciplines are required to take six credit hours of deficiency coursework in addition to the master's degree requirements. Deficiency coursework may be taken in conjunction with master's degree classes.

Applicants should see the program website for application deadlines.

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