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.
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:
- sustainable tourism development
- public involvement methods
- natural resource management and policy
- wilderness management
- recreation resource management
- adventure-based/experiential programming
- community-based conservation and development
- natural resource communication
- protected area management
- heritage tourism
Program Application RequirementsResume/CV, Statement/Letter of Intent, 3 Letters of recommendation
Program Application Test RequirementsGRE
Fall DeadlineFebruary 1
Spring DeadlineOctober 1
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.
WVU is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.