The Department of Parks, Recreation and Tourism Management (PRTM) at NC State is dedicated to providing an exciting and challenging intellectual environment for students pursuing a graduate degree. The department offers a variety of master’s degrees, a Ph.D. degree, and online master’s and certificate programs.
The department offers master’s degrees in parks, recreation and tourism management, and natural resources. With several of these degrees, you have the option of writing a thesis or a professional project.
- M.S. in Parks, Recreation and Tourism Management (thesis)
- M.S. in Natural Resources – Outdoor Recreation Technical Option (thesis or project options)
The department offers a doctoral degree designed to produce independent scholars capable of conducting independent research. Graduate students seeking this degree must have a master’s degree in recreation and parks management, sport, tourism, or related field. To be competitive, Ph.D. applicants should identify a PRTM graduate faculty member in their area of interest prior to admission into the program. Applicants are encouraged to contact the faculty member or the Director of Graduate Programs to obtain information on research assistantship opportunities.
Online Degrees and Graduate Certificates
- Online Professional Master’s Degree in Parks, Recreation, Tourism and Sport Management
- Master of Geospatial Information Science and Technology (on-campus and online option)
- Graduate certificate in Geospatial Information Science
- Graduate certificate in Sport and Entertainment Venue Management
Learn More About Our Programs
- Our Research
- Graduate Faculty
- Current Graduate Students
- Graduate Student Newsletter
- Tuition amd Assistantships Information
- Fall Visitation Day
Visit the Current Students page to find resources that include technology information, teaching resources, and research symposium information.
For information and questions please contact Graduate Program Associate at firstname.lastname@example.org. Or email Yu-Fai Leung, Parks, Recreation and Tourism Management Graduate Program Director or call at 919-513-3489.