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Leisure, Sport, and Tourism Management M.S.

Middle Tennessee State University
Program overview
2 years
Full time
Master's degree
Scholarships available
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Program description

Leisure, Sport, and Tourism Management M.S.

The Master of Science in Leisure, Sport, and Tourism Management helps prepare individuals to lead leisure and sport organizations, to support the expansion of the leisure and sport industries, and to conduct research that advances the body of knowledge in these disciplines. Students choose between two concentrations: Recreation and Leisure Services or Sport Industry. Master's students complete either a thesis or a professional project/internship. An advanced doctoral degree with a specialization in Leisure Studies is also offered by the Department of Health and Human Performance. A limited number of graduate teaching assistantships, research assistantships, scholarships, and doctoral fellowships are available in addition to other forms of financial aid.

Admission requirements

Applicants must have:

  • a bachelor’s degree from an accredited university or college.
  • at least 18 hours at bachelor’s or master’s level in courses related to the selected concentration (e.g., foundations of leisure and sport management, management practices, financial management and marketing, program planning).
  • an acceptable grade point average (GPA) in all college work taken.
  • acceptable scores on the Graduate Record Examination (GRE).

English language proficiency

  • TOEFL iBT: 71
  • TOEFL paper-based: 525
  • IELTS: 6.0
  • ITEP: n/a
  • Also accepted:
    • ELS Level 112 (completed)

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Scholarships & funding

Several scholarship options are available. Please visit the university website for more information.

Tuition fees

International students:

  • Tuition: $26,172 US
  • Room and Board: $12,164 US
  • Total fees: $38,336 US

Domestic students:

Please contact the school for more information about tuition fees.

Career opportunities

The M.S. in Leisure, Sport, and Tourism Managementhelps prepare students for potential supervisory and administrative positions in a wide range of recreation and leisure service agencies. Additionally, the master’s program equips students to pursue a doctoral degree in Leisure Studies. Graduates may find career avenues in such fields as

Leisure Studies

  • Campus recreation
  • Community recreation
  • Facilities management
  • Military recreation
  • Outdoor recreation
  • Parks and recreation departments
  • Youth recreation


  • Athletic administration
  • Coaching (all levels)
  • Community/public relations
  • General management
  • Professional organization sales
  • Recreational sport
  • Youth sport

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About this institute

Middle Tennessee State University

Middle Tennessee State University is a public university in Murfreesboro, Tennessee. Founded in 1911, the university consists of eight undergraduate colleges as well as a college of graduate studies, together offering more than 80 majors/degree programs through more than 35...

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Why study at Middle Tennessee State University

MTSU is recognized for broad, high-quality academic programs, affordable costs and competitive prices, an outstanding teaching faculty, modern infrastructure with new residence halls, academic classrooms, sports facilities, and state of the art facilities, and a welcoming, friendly campus where diversity is appreciated and all students will be valued and respected.

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Middle Tennessee State University

MTSU Box 120 Peck Hall 208
1301 East Main Street
37132 Murfreesboro Tennessee
United States of America

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