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Texas A&M University

Department of Recreation, Park and Tourism Sciences

College Station, TX

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Overview

Texas A&M University / Department of Recreation, Park and Tourism Sciences is located in College Station, TX, in a suburban setting.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
Master in Recreation Resource Development (MRRD) Recreation and resources development
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Recreation, park, and tourism sciences
Master of Science (MS) Recreation, park, and tourism sciences

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Master's Degrees 17
Doctoral Degrees 12

Earning Your Degree

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

Degree Requirements

Degree Requirement
Master's Degrees Entrance Exam GRE General Test
Thesis Required for some
Internship and professional paper (M Agr)
Doctoral Degrees Entrance Exam GRE General Test
Thesis Required

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

20
Applied
17
Accepted
16
Enrolled
85%

Applying

50
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 March 1st March 1st No
Spring deadline August 1st August 1st No

Entrance Requirements

Exam Details
Master's Degree Exam GRE General Test
Doctoral Degree Exam GRE General Test

International Students

Exam Details
TOEFL: Required TOEFL Paper score: 550
TOEFL IBT score: 80
IELTS: Required IELTS Paper score: 6

Tuition & Fees

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Financial Support

Financial award applicants must submit: FAFSA
Application deadlines for financial awards March 15
Types of financial support available Fellowships
Research Assistantships
Teaching Assistantships
Health Care Benefits
Institutionally-sponsored Loans
Scholarship and/or loans
Traineership
Graduate Assistantships

Student Body

76
Total Graduate Students
27%
International Breakout (representing other countries)

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 7.89%
Black or African American 7.89%
White or Caucasian 44%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0%
Asian 5.26%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 3.95%
Unknown 2.63%

Gender

Male (56%)
Female (43%)

Faculty

20
Total faculty
Male (15)
Female (5)

Research

Focus of faculty research: Administration and tourism, outdoor recreation, commercial recreation, environmental law, system planning
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year: 0

Location & Contact

Address 400 Bizzell Street
College Station, TX  77843
United States
Contact Dr. Gary Ellis
Department Head
Email: gellis@ag.tamu.edu
Phone: 979-845-7324

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