The heart of graduate education—particularly doctoral education—is the mentoring relationship between students and faculty.
The Department of Parks, Recreation and Tourism Management (PRTM) considers every student a part of our professional family. We are a department committed to providing each student with a quality graduate education experience. The PRTM faculty and graduate students are dedicated to scholarship, teaching, and providing service and extension activities to the people of North Carolina, the nation, and the world. We strive to give you the necessary information you need regarding policies, guidelines, and procedures pertaining to the PRTM graduate degree program and the graduate program at NC State University.
At NC State, students are strongly encouraged to take advantage of the willingness of PRTM faculty to discuss scholarly and professional matters. The heart of graduate education—particularly doctoral education—is the mentoring relationship between students and faculty. Taking the time to get acquainted with numerous members of the PRTM faculty will open scholarly and professional doors for you and help assure that a committee appropriate for your dissertation will be formed.
In the Department of Parks, Recreation & Tourism Management we think you will find as others have that –
“The faculty and staff are very helpful and willing to assist in any aspect.”
“The size of the group in the Graduate program makes it feel like a family”
“The size of the classes allows for everybody to become close and develop relationships.”
“Students are given voice and treated like professionals.”
Doctoral Student Expectations
Graduate Administrative Handbook
Graduate Student Association
Graduate Student Profiles
Graduate Student Research Symposium