Master of Science in Recreation Management - Professional Development

COVID-19 Update

Our operational status

Academic departments will be minimally staffed. Classes for Fall 2020 are a mix of in-person, online, and hybrid. We recommend email and/or Canvas as the best way to reach faculty and instructors.

For more information: UWL's COVID-19 info hub

Important Application Dates

Applications are being accepted for Fall 2021.

Admission decisions for applications received by March 1 will be communicated by April 1, 2021.

Going further, doing more

A Career With Meaning

University of Wisconsin-La Crosse’s fully online Master of Science in Recreation Management - Professional Development is a versatile program that will enrich your professional experience and inspire you to achieve more. Focused on advanced management skills, this program empowers professionals currently working in the field to build on a base of recreation education and/or experience to advance knowledge, skills and careers.

Empower yourself to push the boundaries and boldly lead and inspire with innovative solutions that enrich lives.

The Program

The Recreation Management - Professional Development graduate program is accepting students for the Fall term. You will progress through the program with other learners. This online program offers collaborative learning opportunities consisting of projects, discussions and research based content and best practices in the field of recreation management. There is no GRE requirement.

UW-La Crosse Commencement CeremonyEach fall, a new group of students will begin coursework consisting of 30 credits. The culminating course will be the Capstone Seminar* in Recreation Management in which you will integrate your skills and knowledge into an actionable plan for addressing an issue in recreation or leisure service delivery. You are provided the option to present your capstone project at UWL, connect with your instructors and peers, and participate in the university's commencement ceremony.

*There is no thesis or comprehensive exam required to complete the program.