Master of Science in Recreation Management - Professional Development

COVID-19 Update

Our operational status

Classes for Fall 2020 and Spring 2021 are a mix of in-person, online, and hybrid modalities. We recommend email and/or Canvas as the best way to reach faculty and instructors. Academic departments are minimally staffed.

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

Important Application Dates

Applications are being accepted for Fall 2021.

Applicants will be notified of admission decisions as soon as an acceptance decision is made. Admission decisions are made on a rolling basis.

Going further, doing more

A Career With Meaning

University of Wisconsin-La CrosseUniversity 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.