Admissions Requirements and Application Process

Master of Science - Recreation, Parks and Sport Management

The Master's of Science degree in Recreation, Parks and Sport Management is designed for professionals in the field who want to further their careers. Listed below are those items that you need to include in your online application. 

Program Specific Entrance Requirements:

  1. Online Application - FSU prefers you to complete an online application.  You can begin your application here. Students who do not have access to internet may submit a paper application.  You can download the paper application here

  2. Official Transcript(s):Students should submit an official sealed copy of all prior transcripts that contributed to the completion of the Baccalaureate as well as any graduate level coursework previously taken.

  3. Supplemental Application Requirements: the following supplemental application materials can be uploaded in the online application.  Applicants who are submitting paper applications must send materials via US mail with the paper application. Applications will be reviewed when all materials are received. 

    • Recommendations:
      Three (3) letters of recommendation are required reflecting the applicant's professional and academic background. You will be asked to provide the contact information for your references in the online application process.  FSU will send, via email, a request for recommendation directly to your reference contact to be completed online.  Students who are submitting paper application can send in recommendation forms which can be found here or provide recommendation letters. 

    • Personal Statement/Career Goals:The applicant needs to include a statement of career goals which addresses how the master's degree program relates to these goals. Normally, this statement is no longer than one page, single spaced.  You will be provided instructions in the online application and can upload your career goal statement online.  Applicants who are applying via paper application should send this document with the paper application. 

    • Resume:The applicant is required to submit a current resume or professional vita.  Applicants may upload this document in the online application.  Applicants submitting paper application should send this document with the paper application. 

Send all documents to: 

Frostburg State University
Office of Graduate Services
141 Pullen Hall
101 Braddock Rd. 
Frostburg, MD 21532-2303

Application Process: 

Following completion of the application and receipt of all documents.  Qualified applicants will be contacted for an interview with the Program Coordinator.  This interview is usually completed virtually by phone, skype or other electronic media. Following the interview, the Program Coodinator will make an admission decision and will inform the Office of Graduate Services.  The Office of Graduate Services will notify applicants by email and US mail of the admission decision.   Students who are admitted to the program are required to participate in an online orientation to starting the program.  Students are notified by the Program Coordinator of the orientation dates.