Recreation, Sport & Tourism, PhD

for the Doctor of Philosophy in Recreation, Sport and Tourism


department website: http://rst.illinois.edu/

department faculty: Recreation, Sport, & Tourism Faculty


college catalog page: Applied Health Sciences

college website: http://ahs.illinois.edu/


Departmental requirements include satisfactory performance on the written preliminary examination at the completion of formal coursework, the oral preliminary examination on the proposed research for the thesis, and a final examination in defense of the doctoral thesis.

RST 503Adv Leisure Research Methods4
RST 550Theory and Methods of Leisure4
RST 551Contemporary Issues in Leisure4
RST 590Doctoral Research Seminar and Colloquium (required for four semesters)4
Coursework to support specialization (of the 28 required hours, a student must complete a minimum of 12 hours of RST coursework)28
Advanced research methods to support specialization16+
RST 599Thesis Research (min/max applied toward degree)20
Total Hours80

Other Requirements1

Other requirements may overlap
Two years in residence
Masters Degree Required for Admission to PhD? Yes
Qualifying Exam Required: No
Preliminary Exam Required: Yes
Final Exam/Dissertation Defense Required: Yes
Dissertation Deposit Required: Yes
Minimum GPA: 3.0