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Clemson University

Department of Parks, Recreation, and Tourism Management

Clemson, SC

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Clemson University

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) International parks and tourism
Master of Science (MS) Parks, recreation and tourism management
(Certificate) Public administration
Master of Public Administration (MPA) Public administration
(Certificate) Youth development leadership

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Master's Degrees 37
Doctoral Degrees 5
Other Advanced Degrees 38

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
Comp Exam Required for some
Thesis Required for some
Doctoral Degrees Entrance Exam GRE General Test
Comp Exam Required
Thesis Required
Other Advanced Degrees Portfolio

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

245
Applied
195
Accepted
129
Enrolled
80%

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 January 15th January 15th Yes
Spring deadline November 15th November 15th Yes

Entrance Requirements

Exam Details
Master's Degree Exam GRE General Test
Master's Degree Requirements Unofficial transcripts, letter of intent, letters of reference
Doctoral Degree Exam GRE General Test
Doctoral Degree Requirements Unofficial transcripts, letter of intent, letters of reference
Additional Entrance Requirements Letter of recommendation, unofficial transcripts, personal statement, resume

International Students

Exam Details
TOEFL: Required TOEFL Paper score: 610
TOEFL IBT score: 80
IELTS: Required IELTS Paper score: 7

Tuition & Fees

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Tuition & Fees

$23,068
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Financial Support

Application deadlines for financial awards January 15
Types of financial support available Fellowships
Research Assistantships
Teaching Assistantships
Graduate Assistantships

Student Body

283
Total Graduate Students
68%
International Breakout (representing other countries)
31%
Out-of-state students

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 2.83%
Black or African American 15.55%
White or Caucasian 72%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0.35%
Asian 0.35%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander Not Reported
Two or more races 1.06%
Unknown 2.12%

Gender

Male (37%)
Female (62%)

Faculty

34
Total faculty
Full-time - 31
Part-time - 3
Male (24)
Female (10)

Research

Focus of faculty research: Human behavior, land use, recreational therapy, sustainability, tourism
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year:
400,772

Location & Contact

Address 128 McGinty Court
263 Lehotsky Hall
Clemson, SC  29634
United States
Contact Dr. Fran McGuire
Interim Chair
Email: lefty@clemson.edu
Phone: 864-656-3036