Applications for fall 2011:
- GRE score (verbal + qualitative) + [(upper division) x 100] = 1200 ore more
In addition to meeting the formula for admission, applicants must:
- Have an undergraduate GPA of 2.75 or higher on a 4.0 scale;
- Successful completion of an undergraduate statistics course;
- Letter of application indicating why you have chosen a career in outdoor education administration, your teaching/professional philosophy, and how the program of study meets your career goals;
- Current resume; copies of any relevant, current training certificates or certification cards;
- Two (2) letters of reference signed by the referee (by email pdf attachment, fax, or regular post);
- Phone or in-person interview.
Applications after August 1, 2011
- GRE score verbal + quantitative: 35 pts
- Upper division GPA (minimum 2.75): 10 pts
- Letter of application indicating why you have chosen a career in outdoor education administration, your teaching/professional philosophy, and how the program of study meets your career goals: 15 pts
- Current resume; copies of any relevant, current training certificates or certification cards: 15 pts
- 2 letters of reference signed by the referee: 10 pts
- In-person or telephone interview: 15 pts
- A minimum combined score of 68 pts must be achieved for provisional admission
- Candidates are expected to have completed an undergradute statistics course before taking ODED 6963: Research in Outdoor Education.
- Regular admission status is a necessary condition for consideration for a graduate assistantship.
Kinesiology Core (15 hours)
ODED 6963 Research Methods in Outdoor Education I
ODED 6813 Research Methods in Outdoor Education II
ODED 6640 Administration of Outdoor Education Programs
ODED 6993 Master Thesis in Outdoor Education
ODED 6810 Master Project in Outdoor Education and Approved elective
Required Outdoor Education Content (21 hours)
ODED 6903 Foundations in Outdoor Education
ODED 6906 Outdoor Pursuits: Facilitation and Management
ODED 6913 Principles of Field Leadership
ODED 6923 Advanced Facilitation Strategies
ODED 6943 Seminar in Outdoor Education Administration
PSYC 6950 Advanced Topics Seminar: Group Leadership
- Signed agreement to the terms and conditions stated in the Outdoor Education Student Handbook is required for admission to and retention in the Outdoor Education program.
- Students are required to demonstrate swim proficiency or show proof of current lifeguard or WSI certification in 6906.
- Students are required to hold a current Wilderness First Responder certificate.
- Students are required to successfully pass a comprehensive written exam.
- Students are required to complete professional portfolio requirements as noted in the Outdoor Education Student Handbook.
- Students are required to attend a professional conference approved by the advisor.
- In order to graduate, students must fulfill other requirements specified in the Graduate Requirements section of the Catalog.