Exploring the Extraordinary
The Department of Parks, Recreation and Tourism Management is an internationally-recognized leader in graduate education. Whether you’re looking to take your career to the next level, or in a new direction, we have an array of graduate programs — both on campus and online — to meet your needs and your schedule. Our programs combine theory and practical knowledge with real-world experience to prepare you to teach, practice or pursue research in various fields of study, ranging from outdoor recreation to sport and entertainment venue management.
Graduate students in our programs receive significant faculty, financial and technological support. In return, they play an integral role in the success of our college by:
- Working alongside of our world-renowned faculty on groundbreaking research projects;
- Managing and implementing our extension and outreach programs;
- Teaching undergraduates; and
- Pursuing their own original research projects.
Their efforts help make us an international center for advanced study in parks, recreation and tourism management.Browse our degree programs
Student Spotlights More Spotlights
Jul 28, 2021
Student Spotlight: Dawn Graham
Reared in a Wolfpack family in Mt Airy, North Carolina, Dawn Graham grew up in Winston-Salem. Her mother received three degrees from NC State and her son has earned a...
May 14, 2021
Alumni Spotlight: Lee Brimmage, Jr.
Lee Brimmage graduated this spring with a master’s degree in Parks, Recreation, Tourism, and Sport Management and a master’s certificate in Sport and Entertainment Venue Management. Lee earned a bachelor’s...
Faculty in the Department of Parks, Recreation and Tourism Management are leading experts, researchers and teachers in in outdoor recreation, sustainable tourism, parks and protected areas, environmental education and communication, sport and society, equity and environmental justice, geoanalytics, community health and well-being, and community capacity and resilience. Their innovative research impacts both the world today and tomorrow.