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*This program is eligible for the STEM OPT Extension.

Submit all required documents in electronic format in the Graduate School online application system. Contact the emphasis coordinator or School of Natural Resources Director of Graduate Programs if your experience any difficulties.

Admission Criteria

Application deadline: Rolling

  • Minimum GPA: 3.0 in last 60 hours
  • To be accepted as a candidate for the degree, an applicant must possess an undergraduate degree and academic performance that displays a breadth and depth of University education in social, behavioral, mathematical and natural sciences and major-specific coursework.

Minimum Language Requirements

Click here to view the minimum English language proficiency test scores

Required Application Materials

For the Graduate School

  • Completed Graduate School online application
  • Unofficial Transcripts- As part of the application submission process, all applicants are required to upload unofficial copies of all post-secondary transcripts to the online application. Official transcripts are only required if accepted by the academic program.
  • Official Results of English Proficiency Exams (International applicants only)

For the Parks, Recreation, Sport and Tourism Program

All application materials must be submitted to the Graduate School online application system.

  • Statement of purpose (1-3 pages, describes your academic and career background and goals)
  • Resume or CV
  • Unofficial transcripts (from all colleges you have attended) at the time of application
  • TOEFL scores (for international applicants)
  • Three letters of recommendation (use provided form and submit letters online)

Once all these items have been received, the faculty will begin our deliberations for acceptance into our program. No student is accepted without an advisor.  It is possible that you meet minimum requirements for entrance but be denied acceptance because no advisor is able to sponsor your degree program. We strongly encourage you to email or contact the professors you are interested in working with. Direct contact is a good way to introduce yourself as well as get additional information about the program