Health, Exercise Science, and Recreation Management

School of Applied Sciences, University of Mississippi

M.S. in Sport & Recreation Administration


The M.S. in Sport & Recreation Administration provides students the opportunity to learn and develop recreation program administration competencies to pursue careers in leisure, recreation, health, tourism and related professions. The program affords a unique opportunity to unite classroom instruction and practical in-field applications while working with an experienced and nationally renowned faculty committed to working closely with each student. All students are encouraged to attend professional conferences, workshops and achieve professional credentials. These opportunities augment the knowledge base and skills developed and add value to your degree option.

Total Hours: 36

Program Highlights

  • Job outlook projected to grow 9% from 2016-2026.
  • Accredited by the Council for Accreditation of Park, Recreation, Tourism and associated fields (COAPRT).
  • Students combine contemporary evidence-based education with experiential opportunities tha prepare them to administer sport and recreation programs and organizations within the public, not-for-profit, and private sectors.
  • Degree options allow for specialization based on students’ career goals: Internship, Thesis or Non-thesis.

Course Requirements

Core Curriculum (9 hours)

  • SRA 660-Finance and Economics (3)
  • SRA 671- Administration (3)
  • SRA 672- Business of Sport and Recreation (3)

Research and Statistics (9 hours)

  • SRA 603-Data Analytics and Statistics
  • SRA 625- Research (3)
  • SRA 653-Directed Research


  • Administration
    • 12 hours of advisor approved electives (6 minimum SRA)
  • Analytics
    • 9 hours of statistics
    • 3 hours of advisor approved elective


  • Option 1-Thesis (6)
  • Option 2-Non-thesis Option (6)
  • Option 3-Internship (6)