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International :15 Aug 

MS Recreation, Sport and Tourism

 Course Level
Masters / PG
 Type
Online

 Duration
0 Months
 Start month
September

 Tuition fee

International
26502 USD
National
12266 USD

Application fee

International 90 USD
National 70 USD
Department
Department of Recreation, Sport and Tourism
Scores accepted
IELTS (min)6.5
TOEFL-IBT (min)104
TOEFL-PBT (min)607
GRE (avg)330
GMAT (avg)659

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About this course

The demand for professionals with an advanced degree in the leisure service industry continues to increase. Job opportunities in parks and recreation, sports management, hotel management, convention and tourist bureaus, health and fitness clubs, and volunteer and youth agencies, just to name a few, are on the rise. Employees with graduate degrees will have the best opportunities for supervisory or administrative positions.

The Department of Recreation, Sport and Tourism in the College of Applied Health Sciences at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign offers an online Master of Science degree in Recreation, Sport and Tourism. This degree provides you a quality and highly accessible education, ensuring that you are prepared to meet the changing requirements of the leisure services industry.

The Recreation, Sport and Tourism program focuses on quality online pedagogy that engages the student in discussion with classmates and instructors, challenges them with meaningful assignments and research, and provides useful training for an advanced career.

The M.S. in Recreation, Sport and Tourism delivers courses using online instruction that emphasizes group collaboration, concluding with a final course dedicated to the writing of a professional paper.

Upon successful completion of all coursework, you will earn a Master of Science degree from the Department of Recreation, Sport and Tourism at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

 

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Eligibility Criteria

Minimum requirements for admisson

  • All applicants whose native language is not English are required to submit the results of the TOEFL or IELTS as evidence of English proficiency.
  • Official scores are required to be submitted directly from TOEFL/ETS or IELTS (please see instructions below for Submitting Official Scores regarding our institution code and program number).
  • TOEFL or IELTS scores must be less than two years old from the first day of class at the proposed term of entry in order to be valid.
  • Important, please note: Individual academic programs may require a higher score, or evidence of spoken English language proficiency; contact your proposed program of study office for the minimum TOEFL, TSE, or IELTS requirement for admission.
  • Test information and instructions for requesting official scores
  • TOEFL (Test of english as a foreign language)
  • Website: www.toefl.org

TOEFL Services at Educational Testing Service (ETS):

Requesting Official Scores: Applicants who have already taken the TOEFL should request the Educational Testing Service send scores to the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign using our institution code number 1836.

IELTS (International english language testing system)
IELTS is jointly owned by University of Cambridge ESOL Examinations (Cambridge ESOL), British Council and IDP Education Australia: IELTS Australia.

Website: www.ielts.org

Requesting Official Scores: Applicants who have already taken the IELTS should upload their score report forms directly to the online application.

Exemptions

 Graduate applicants may be exempt from providing a TOEFL or IELTS score if one of the following criteria is met:Completion of at least two years of post-secondary full-time study, as defined by the home institution, in a country where English is the primary language and at an institution where English is the primary medium of instruction, within five years of the proposed term of initial enrollment at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
OR

Completion of a graduate degree in a country where English is the primary language and at an institution where English is the primary language of instruction, within five years of the proposed term of initial enrollment.

 English Proficiency- Test Minimum for Limited Status Admission with English as a Second Language Placement Test Required*-Minimum for Full Status Admission

  • TOEFL iBT 79-102 greater than 102
  • TOEFL CBT 213-253 greater than 253
  • TOEFL PBT 550-610 greater than 610
  • IELTS (academic exam) 6.5 with a score of 6 or higher in all sub-sections greater than 6.5

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Course Modules

Degree/Certificate: Masters Degree
Total Credit Hours: 36

Cohort starts
Cohorts start in December, April and September. The next cohort will start on December 30, 2015.

Courses are eight weeks in length, and applications are accepted throughout the year.

Required Campus Visits: 0
Completion Schedules: Each course is eight weeks in length. The typical course load is one course per eight-week term. At this rate, you can complete the degree in 18 months if you take courses in back-to-back terms.

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How to Apply

Applicants should plan to have all application materials submitted to the University two weeks prior to the first day of classes. Those specific dates for the next cohort are as follows:

Cohort Start Dates
Spring 2016: Application deadline is December 5, 2015
Summer 2016: Application deadline is April 15, 2016
Fall 2016: Application deadline is August 15, 2016

Graduate and professional admissions - Minimum requirements

 Applicants must have earned at least a bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited college in the United States or a comparable degree from a recognized institution of higher learning abroad. A grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 (A=4.0), or comparable GPA for an international applicant, for last two years of undergraduate study is a minimum requirement for admission. If your undergraduate study is longer than 4 years, additional semesters may be used to calculate the admission GPA. Please note that proposed programs of study may require a higher GPA than the Graduate College's minimum standard.
 
Applicants enrolled in the final year of a bachelor's degree from an accredited college in the United States or a or comparable degree program from a recognized institution of higher learning abroad, and who meet the GPA requirements stated above will be admitted conditionally pending receipt of final academic credentials showing the undergraduate degree as conferred.
International applicants must meet minimum requirements based on their country of origin. Please note that proposed programs of study may require a higher GPA than the Graduate College's minimum standard.

Defining Applicants as International or Domestic

The non-refundable application fee amount is determined by your citizenship and/or visa status. Payment may be made online via credit card. Your application cannot be submitted until the application fee has been processed.

Domestic applicants
Domestic applicants are citizens or lawful permanent residents of the United States, or have been granted Asylee, Refugee or Paroled in the Public Interest status by the United States government. Domestic applicants are required to submit a $70.00 application fee. Lawful Permanent Residents are also required to upload a copy of their Permanent Resident Card (Green Card) directly to the online application. If you have submitted an application, but have not yet been approved for United States Permanent Residency, please see the instructions for International applicants in the next section.

International applicants
 International applicants are citizens or permanent residents of a country to which they intend to return other than the United States. International applicants may be in the United States on an educational, worker or visitor visa, or be residing in their home country. International applicants are required to submit a $90.00 application fee by credit card. International applicants who are requesting F-1 or J-1 visa eligibility documents are also required to provide evidence of financial support.

Please note: International applicants who have filed an application for United States Permanent Residency, but have not yet been granted approval, are considered International applicants and are required to submit a$90.00 application fee (effective with 2011 applications) but are not required to provide financial documentation. The applicants should choose the "Adjusted in Status" citizenship type and upload a copy of the Application Receipt notice from USCIS directly to the online application.

Applying to multiple programs

Applicants who wish to be considered for admission to multiple programs of study should submit multiple applications, application fees, and appropriate supporting materials to each program of study office. Students may be enrolled in only one program of study at a time, unless enrolled in an approved joint program of study.

Please note that your application may be considered for multiple programs if your application is not selected for admission by your original proposed program. However, many departments require an additional application to be submitted before reviewing for additional programs. 

Domestic applicants

  • Personal and Contact Information
  • Application Information
  • Educational History
  • Languages
  • Test Information
  • Statements
  • Uploading Credentials

International applicants

  • Personal and Contact Information
  • Application Information
  • Educational History
  • Languages
  • Test Information
  • Statements
  • Uploading Credentials

Recommendation letters

After completing all sections of the online application, you will need to submit information (name, email, title, etc.) regarding your references.

Most graduate programs require three letters of reference. Check with your proposed program of study officeregarding the number required. Your recommenders will be required to submit letters of reference using the online recommendation system.

The application will require this information prior to allowing you to submit your online application. However, you do not need to wait for your recommenders to submit their letters before you submit your online application. You can and should submit your online application prior to your recommenders submitting their letters.


 

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