Graduate Program in RPTA
The Master's Program
The Master's Program in RPTA accepts students in the fall semester only. Students that do not have an undergraduate degree in Recreation Administration (or a closely related field) will be required to take fifteen units of undergraduate coursework in recreation, parks and tourism.
The Department is proud to offer a challenging and flexible Master's Degree Program in RPTA. For information on the program, please view the slide show, Progressing Through the Graduate Program. For additional information, consult the Sacramento State Catalog for basic information or contact Dr. Dana Kivel, Graduate Coordinator.
The graduate program also accepts students that do not have prior degrees in recreation or a closely related field. These students will be required to take 15 units of upper-division undergraduate coursework in recreation along with their graduate courses. These courses are determined by your faculty advisor and the graduate coordinator once you have begun the program. (There are restrictions on the courses that qualify, so please contact the graduate coordinator before beginning this coursework.)
Please note ...
-The graduate program accepts students during the fall semester only!
-Due to budget constraints, graduate students in RPTA will typically be limited to six graduate units per semester.
-Students must complete the graduate program with one of three culminating experience options: thesis, project or comprehensive examination.
Students applying to the program should be aware that graduate programs require that you apply to Graduate Studies and separately to the department. Graduate Studies and the individual departments often have different deadlines and different requirements. Please visit the Office of Graduate Studies website for deadlines.
When applying to the department, please send your Personal Statement, Letters of Recommendations, Unofficial Transcripts (these are separate items from what Graduate Studies requires) by mail to the following address:
Graduate Coordinator (currently Dr. Dana Kivel)
Department of Recreation, Parks & Tourism Administration
California State University, Sacramento
6000 J Street, Solano Hall 4000
Sacramento, CA 95819
The Graduate Manual and related forms can be found on the Forms Page of the department website. Please download a copy for yourself.