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Recreation Parks and Tourism Resources

Our graduate program focuses on human dimensions of recreation, tourism and natural resources. We include a diverse group of publics in our training, research, and technical assistance programs such as policy-makers, tourists, communities, resource managers, entrepreneurs, nonprofit organizations and private landowners. We aim to understand how human and organizational values, perceptions, attitudes and behavior shape and are shaped by recreation, tourism and natural resource management systems.

Career Profile

Graduates work in research, nonprofit organizations, technical assistance programs, policy-making, tourism, as resource managers and entrepreneurs and for private landowners. Other areas for careers:

Course Delivery Options

On-campus

Program Application Requirements

Resume/CV, Statement/Letter of Intent, 3 Letters of recommendation

Program Application Test Requirements

​GRE

Application Deadlines

Fall Deadline

​February 1

Spring Deadline

​October 1

Admissions Requirements

Resume/CV, Statement/Letter of Intent, 3 Letters of recommendation

English Proficiency Requirements

All applicants whose first language is not English must provide proof of English language proficiency. WVU accepts either the TOEFL or the IELTS for this purpose. Learn more about our English language proficiency requirements.

Accreditation Information

WVU is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.

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