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Clemson University

Department of Parks, Recreation, and Tourism Management

Clemson, SC

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Overview

Clemson University / Department of Parks, Recreation, and Tourism Management is located in Clemson, SC, in a small setting.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
Master of Science (MS) Recreational therapy
Master of Science (MS) Youth development leadership
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Parks, recreation and tourism management Recreational therapy
(Certificate) Event management
(Certificate) Camp leadership
Master of Science (MS) Parks, recreation and tourism management Pga golf management
Master of Public Administration (MPA) Public administration Community services
(Certificate) Social policy
(Certificate) Youth development leadership
(Certificate) Community services

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Master's Degrees 73
Doctoral Degrees 13
Other Advanced Degrees 20

Earning Your Degree

Part-time study available? Yes
Evening/weekend programs available? Yes
Distance learning programs available? Yes
Terminal master's degree available? No

Degree Requirements

Degree Requirement
Master's Degrees Entrance Exam GRE General Test (waived for 2021-2022)
Thesis Optional
Doctoral Degrees Entrance Exam GRE General Test
Comp Exam Required
Thesis Required

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

128
Applied
98
Accepted
64
Enrolled
77%

Applying

80
Application Fee - Domestic
90
Application Fee - International
Yes
Electronic
applications accepted?
Yes
Applications processed
on a rolling basis?

Application Deadlines

Type Domestic International Priority date
Fall deadline February 1st February 1st Yes
Spring deadline November 1st November 1st Yes

Entrance Requirements

Exam Details
Master's Degree Exam GRE General Test (waived for 2021-2022)
Master's Degree Requirements Unofficial transcripts, resume/CV, personal statement, 2 letters of reference
Doctoral Degree Exam GRE General Test
Doctoral Degree Requirements Unofficial transcripts, resume/CV, personal statement, 2 letters of reference
Additional Entrance Requirements Unofficial transcripts, resume/CV, personal statement, 2 letters of reference

International Students

Exam Details
TOEFL: Required TOEFL Paper score: 102
TOEFL IBT score: 102
IELTS: Recommended IELTS Paper score: 6.5

Tuition & Fees

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Tuition & Fees

$23,592
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Financial Support

Application deadlines for financial awards February 1
Types of financial support available Fellowships
Research Assistantships
Teaching Assistantships
Graduate Assistantships
Career or field-related internships

Student Body

185
Total Graduate Students
14%
International Breakout (representing other countries)

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 5.41%
Black or African American 9.19%
White or Caucasian 65%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0%
Asian 0.54%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 1.62%
Unknown 3.24%

Gender

Male (26%)
Female (73%)

Faculty

40
Total faculty
Full-time - 36
Part-time - 4
Male (23)
Female (17)

Research

Focus of faculty research: Land use and sustainability, recreational therapy, sustainability, tourism, youth development
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year:
886,609

Location & Contact

Address 263 Lehotsky Hall
Clemson, SC  29634
United States
Contact Dr. Fran McGuire
Department Chair
Email: lefty@clemson.edu
Phone: 864-656-2183

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