School of Sport, Recreation, and Tourism Management - George Mason University
A minor in recreation management is an excellent option for students in any bachelor's degree program who are interested in promoting a healthy lifestyle and environment.

In this minor, students are required to complete 18 credits in parks, recreation, and leisure studies courses, including a practicum field experience.

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Is This Program Certified?

Although the major is accredited by the Council on Accreditation of Parks, Recreation, Tourism and Related Professions (COAPRT), the minor is not. 

What Are Some Benefits of the Mason Program?

In addition to our innovative faculty, this minor will complement such majors as Environmental Science, Forensic Science, Geography, Sociology and Tourism and Events Management by providing added value to the degree. For example, Elementary Education majors often supplement their salaries by working in parks and recreation during the summer. This minor will provide best practices.

What Are Some Potential Careers for Program Graduates?

  • community director
  • visitor services supervisor
  • military recreation programmer
  • public recreation director
  • meeting and special events coordinator
  • camp administrator
  • recreation director
  • public policy analyst
  • ecotourism guide
  • facility manager
  • corporate director
  • community, park or environmental planner
  • research specialist

Application Deadlines

Freshman

  • Non-Binding Early Action Deadline: November 1
  • Regular Decision Deadline: January 15

Transfer

  • Fall Priority Deadline: March 1
  • Spring Priority Deadline: October 1

For more information and to apply, visit the admissions website.

Application Requirements

Current Mason undergraduate students should contact their advisor about adding a minor. Students may need to fill out the Minor Declaration form from the Registrar's Office website.

Admissions Requirements

Current Mason undergraduate students should contact their advisor about adding a minor. Students may need to fill out the Minor Declaration form from the Registrar's Office website.

Tuition (2021-22)

TUITION CLASSIFICATION COST PER CREDIT
Virginia Resident $396.25
$546.50 with MSF*
Non-Virginia Resident $1,373.75
$1,524.00 with MSF*
*Mandatory Student Fee (MSF) $150.25
CEHD Course Fee
($25/credit with higher per credit or flat course fees for internship and select ATEP, PRLS, and RECR courses)
$25.00 - $250.00
Total Cost for Virginia Residents per Credit $571.50 - $796.50
Total Cost for Non-Virginia Residents per Credit $1,549.00 - $1,774.00
Undergraduate New Student Fee
(non-refundable, one-time fee)
$350 | $275 for transfer students

Please Note: Refer to the Students Accounts Office website for more information on tuition and fees. Various course and lab fees may be assessed depending on the course(s) in which the student is enrolled.

Financial Aid

For information on loans and scholarships, visit the Office of Student Financial Aid. For information regarding grants, tuition waivers, and other merit aid, please inquire with your graduate department. Also, many school districts offer tuition reimbursement options. Speak to your employer for more information.

Advising

Academic Advisor

Ms. Michelle Séki
Email: mgnoleba@gmu.edu
Phone: 703-993-5200
Fairfax Campus: Krug Hall, Suite 213 (virtual for Fall 2021)

To schedule an appointment: https://gmu.campus.eab.com/pal/6Kh5DLqsxM

Learn more about Michelle, and her work advising students, here.

Click to view the 2021-22 Recreation Management Minor Advising Sheet

Resources

Forms

Current students should visit MyMason for important forms and documents.

Recreation Management






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