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Offering both master's and doctorate degree options, Penn State’s dynamic and multidisciplinary graduate Recreation, Park, and Tourism Management program brings together world-class faculty and an integrated approach to learning that is equal parts research, theory, and practice.

Thanks to a cutting-edge curriculum — and unique research and hands-on learning opportunities offered through exclusive relationships with industry partners and professional organizations — you’ll exit the program with a deep understanding of how the social, environmental, psychological, and economic aspects of a broad array of leisure activities and pursuits can truly transform people’s lives and sense of well-being.

Flexible graduate degree options include:

Whether your dream job lies in academia, research, parks and land management, non-profit organizations, tourism bureaus, or a related field, an advanced degree in Recreation, Park, and Tourism Management from Penn State will help you achieve these goals — and so much more.