Parks, Recreation, Sport and Tourism: How to Apply

All application materials must be submitted through the university online application system (, including:

  • All required MU Graduate School documents
  • Statement of purpose (1-3 pages, describes your academic and career background and goals)
  • Resume or CV
  • Official college transcripts (from every college or university attended); Unofficial transcripts can be used for initial admissions; if admitted, official transcripts will be required
  • TOEFL scores (for international applicants)
  • Three letters of recommendation (use online admission system for the form and submission)

Once all these items have been received, the faculty will begin our deliberations for acceptance into our program. No student is accepted without an adviser. It is possible that you meet minimum requirements for entrance but be denied acceptance because no adviser is able to sponsor your degree program. We strongly encourage you to email or contact the professors you are interested in working with. Direct contact is a good way to introduce yourself as well as get additional information about the program

Applicants are required to meet two sets of minimum qualifications for admission: the requirements of the MS in Natural Resources with this emphasis area and the minimum requirements of the MU Graduate School.

Application Deadlines


Financial Aid from the Program

Funding is available, but assistantships are highly competitive. Prospective students must complete all the necessary application requirements to be considered for funding. Contact the graduate program emphasis coordinator for more details. Applicants should also contact the faculty they want to work with to determine the availability of possible graduate assistantship positions.