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School of Recreation, Health, and Tourism - George Mason University

The School of Recreation, Health, and Tourism (SRHT) offers exciting, career-ready majors in dynamic fields such as athletic training, tourism and events management, health and physical education, kinesiology, sport management, and recreation management. SRHT features renowned faculty, cutting-edge research, six laboratories and centers, and a diverse student body of more than 1,000 undergraduate and graduate students each year. Each major requires one or more internship or clinical experiences, ensuring that students graduate not just with a transcript but with a resume that demonstrates their professional aptitude and skills.

Learn more about earning both a bachelor's and master's degree in as little as five years. Speak to an advisor today.

Qualified undergraduates may be admitted to a Bachelor's/Accelerated Master's program and obtain both a Bachelor's degree in any area and an MS in Sport and Recreation Studies within an accelerated time frame. Students meeting the qualifications listed below may be admitted to this program following completion of 90 undergraduate credits. They may then take 12 graduate credits within their senior year (i.e., six credits will partially satisfy requirements of both the Bachelor's degree and the MS in Sport and Recreation Studies; six credits will be completed as reserve graduate credit toward the Master's only). If students earn at least 3.0 in these classes, they are granted advanced standing in the master's program and, upon completion of the bachelor's degree, must then take an additional 18 credits to earn the master's degree.

Students may apply for acceptance to the Bachelor's/Accelerated Master's program if the following requirements are met:

  • An overall GPA of at least 3.0
  • Completion of 90 credits.

Application Procedures:

  1. Visit the Accelerated Master's admissions webpage for a step-by-step guide to applying and access the online application.
  2. The recommendation field within the online application is your undergraduate academic advisor. This will serve as the official signature from your undergraduate academic advisor approving your eligibility into the program.
  3. Complete the application and submit. Once you submit your application, you can upload any supplementary materials such as recommendations, resume, goals statement and endorsement worksheets.

After completing 120 credits and all requirements for the Bachelor's degree and filing the Graduation Intent Form, students are awarded a bachelor's degree and admitted to the MS in Sport and Recreation Studies.




Bachelor's/Accelerated Master's Program
Bachelor’s Degree (any)/Sport and Recreation Studies, Accelerated MS

For any undergraduate major:

Semester/Year

Level

Courses

Fall Senior
Year (UG)
UG/GR 1* **SRST 606 Foundations of Sport and Recreation Studies (Core Requirement - 3 credits)
*SRST Concentration Requirement (3 credits)
Spring Senior
Year (UG)
UG/GR 1* **SRST Core Requirement (3 credits)
*SRST Concentration Requirement (3 credits)
Summer
Fall Master's Semester 1 SRST 599 Pre Thesis/Project (3 credits)
SRST Core Requirement (3 credits)
SRST Core Requirement (3 credits)
Spring Master's
Semester 1
SRST Core Requirement (3 credits)
SRST Concentration Requirement (3 credits)
SRST 798/799 Master's Project/Thesis (3 credits)

For SPMT/RMGT majors:

Semester/Year

Level

Courses

Summer Senior
Year (UG)
UG 490 Internship (PRLS 490; SPMT 490)
Fall Senior
Year (UG)
UG/GR 1* **SRST 606 Foundations of Sport and Recreation Studies (Core Requirement - 3 credits)
*SRST Concentration Requirement (3 credits)
Spring Senior
Year (UG)
UG **SRST Core Requirement (3 credits)
*SRST Concentration Requirement (3 credits)
Summer
Fall Master's Semester 1 SRST 599 Pre Thesis/Project (3 credits)
SRST Core Requirement (3 credits)
SRST Core Requirement (3 credits)
Spring Master's
Semester 1
SRST Core Requirement (3 credits)
SRST Concentration Requirement (3 credits)
SRST 798/799 Master's Project/Thesis (3 credits)

*Course counts for both the Bachelor's and the Master's degree.
**Course is taken for Reserve Graduate Credit, and will only apply to the MEd degree.