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  • Tuition Fee:
  • Local: $ 275 / Module
  • Foreign: $ 827 / Module
  • Languages of instruction:
  • English



    The park management and conservation curriculum prepares students for supervisory and managerial careers in both public and private sector parks and recreation and conservation agencies. Graduates work as:
    • Park rangers
    • Naturalists
    • Outdoor recreation planners
    • Concession specialists
    • Activity program specialists
    • Agency and unit directors at federal, state and local levels of government

    Degree options:

    • Interpretation

    Students in the interpretation option will develop skills to educate and inspire visitors at parks, zoos, historic sites and museums by helping them understand and experience the cultural and natural resources of the site.

    • Park manager

    This option prepares students to manage visitors and natural resources while focusing on the
    impact that outdoor recreation has on those resources.

    • Law enforcement

    Students pursuing this option will develop the skills and abilities to operate as a law enforcement officer in outdoor recreation settings. This could include ranger duty or enforcement of wildlife hunting and fishing regulations.

    • Recreation business

    This option is designed to provide the skills needed to manage the business or administrative aspects of park and recreation agencies primarily at the municipal or county level. A strong emphasis is placed on business, personnel management budgeting and program development.

    Detailed Course Facts

    Application deadline May (for Fall intake), October (for Spring intake) Tuition fee
    • USD 275 Module (National)
    • USD 827 Module (International)

    *Tuition fee per credit hour

    Start date January,September 2015 Credits 120 credit hours
    Duration full-time 48 months Languages Take an IELTS test
    • English
    Delivery mode On Campus Educational variant Full-time

    Course Content

    Professional Core
    • Issues in Tourism
    • Environmental Education and Leadership
    • Intro to Outdoor Recreation
    • Introduction to Natural Resource Management
    • Dendrology
    • Parks and Outdoor Recreation Practicum
    • Natural History for Park Professionals
    • Outdoor Recreation Program and Event Development
    • Internship in Parks and Recreation
    • Forestry for Park Professionals
    • Park Operations and Maintenance Management
    • Methods of Environmental Interpretation
    • Rural Tourism and Sustainable Development
    Choose 2 credit hours from the following:
    • Boat Safety and Navigation
    • Shooting Sports Certification
    • Kansas Park and Wildlife Regulations
    • Adventure Challenge Certification
    • Outdoor Recreation Certification

    USA requirements for international students

    Each university in the Unites States of America sets its own admission standards so there isn't the same criteria for all the students and the university can decide which applicants meet those standards. The fee for each application is between $35 to $100. 

    After the selections of the universities you want to attend, the best of all would be to contact each university for an application form and more admission information for the international students. Moreover, for a graduate or postgraduate program it's necessary to verify the admission requirements. Some programs require that you send your application directly to their department. 

    Admissions decisions are based on students's academic record and different test scores, such as TOEFL, the SAT or ACT (for undergraduate programs) and GRE or GMAT (for graduate programs). Admission decision is based on your academic results and motivation.


    English Language Requirements

    IELTS band : 6.5 TOEFL iBT® test : 79

    To study at this university, you have to speak English. We advice you to

    take an IELTS test. More About IELTS


    International admission:

    • Online international student undergraduate application
    • $80 USD application fee
    • A copy of your passport photo page
    • Affidavit of Financial Support (pdf) and bank statement
    • High school and university transcripts

    Work Experience

    No work experience is required.

    Related Scholarships*

    • Academic Excellence Scholarship

      "The Academic Excellence Scholarship can provide up to a 50 % reduction in tuition per semester. These scholarships will be renewed if the student maintains superior academic performance during each semester of their 3-year Bachelor programme. The scholarship will be directly applied to the student’s tuition fees."

    • Alumni Study Travel Fund

      Scholarships for students who are already attending the University of Reading.

    • Amsterdam Merit Scholarships

      The University of Amsterdam aims to attract the world’s brightest students to its international classrooms. Outstanding students from outside the European Economic Area can apply for an Amsterdam Merit Scholarship.

    * The scholarships shown on this page are suggestions first and foremost. They could be offered by other organisations than Kansas State University.


    K-State’s theatre program is an accredited institutional member of the National Association of Schools of Theatre, and it is the only accredited program in Kansas.
    Kansas State University has been providing quality education to the residents of Kansas, the country and the world for the last 150 years.

    Located in a community with nearly 60,000 people and more than 24,000 students, we are able to provide a safe and supportive environment for our students.

    Kansas State University has 3 campus locations, two of which, Manhattan and Salina, have complete academic programs and on-campus housing. Olathe is the third and newest extension of the university, focusing on collaborating with industry and Kansas City K-12 schools.


    Kansas State University has been continuously accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) of the North Central Association (NCA) of Colleges and Schools since 1916.

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