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School of Sport, Recreation, and Tourism Management - George Mason University

MS Sport and Recreation Studies - Individualized Study in Sport, Recreation, and Tourism Concentration

Tailor your degree to your specific needs, interests, and career goals to stand out in the crowd.

The Master of Science in Sport, Recreation, and Tourism is an individualized degree that provides students with a program tailored to their specific needs and career interests. The program provides management and marketing skills at the nexus of three of the world’s largest industries – sport, recreation, and tourism.
Work with one of our award-winning faculty mentors to plan your future and design your unique program. Students can choose from the traditional research master’s thesis option or the option of an applied research project linked to a professional setting or internship.

More about the Program

Tailored to the student, this degree can be customized to the students’ needs and interests. Students have utilized the program’s collaborations with the Antonin Scalia Law School to complete a master’s degree in individualized study with a concentration in sport law, for example. Others have chosen a path of data analytics, taking classes through the School of Business and the School of Sport Recreation, Tourism and Management to earn a master’s degree in individualized study with a concentration in sport analytics. The program is designed for those at the beginning of their career looking to land a job, to those seeking to change careers, and to those already in the sports, recreation and tourism industry who aim for growth in their career both in compensation and hierarchy.

Careers in Sport, Recreation, and Tourism Management

· General Manager
· Athletic Director
· Resort Manager
· Cruise Activity Director
· League Executive
· Foundation/Fundraising Director
· Activities and Events Marketer
· Sporting Goods and Equipment Representative
· Data Analyst
· Community Relations Specialist
· Sports Information/Media Relations
· Event Manager
· Facilities Manager