Master of Recreation and Youth Development

The Master of Recreation and Youth Development program is designed for active and progressive youth development professionals. Many youth-serving professionals aspire to continue to pursue their careers while advancing their education and earning a graduate professional degree. MRYD students will join a cohort of fellow professionals to study advanced topics in developmental process, social psychology, management, marketing and financing youth serving organizations. Individuals will discover science-based techniques for structuring experiences that build character and help youth thrive.

The degree may be earned in the Department of Recreation, Park and Tourism Sciences in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences.  

The program is also approved for delivery via asynchronous distance education technology.