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1 Progressing Through the Graduate Program in Recreation Administration Progressing Through the Graduate Program in Recreation Administration

2 ADMISSION TO THE GRADUATE PROGRAM TWO- PART APPLICATION PROCESS:  Apply to Graduate Studies  Apply to RPTA

3 ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS University Requirements:University Requirements:  4 year Baccalaureate degree from an accredited institution or equivalent academic preparation.  Minimum GPA of 2.5 in last 60 semester units.  Writing proficiency requirement.  Online Application.  Requires official transcripts and fees.

4 ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS RPTA Department Requirements:RPTA Department Requirements:  Minimum overall GPA of  Minimum overall GPA of  Minimum GPA of 3.0 in major.  Minimum GPA of 3.0 in major.  Baccalaureate degree in Recreation Administration  Baccalaureate degree in Recreation Administration (or related field) = Graduate Classified. (or related field) = Graduate Classified. OR OR Baccalaureate degree in other discipline = Conditionally Classified. Baccalaureate degree in other discipline = Conditionally Classified.  Detailed resume.  Detailed resume.  3 letters of recommendation.  3 letters of recommendation.  Writing sample/personal statement.  Writing sample/personal statement.  Unofficial transcripts.  Unofficial transcripts.  Other Possible considerations for Conditionally Classified.  Other Possible considerations for Conditionally Classified.

5 DEGREE REQUIREMENTS Graduate Classified 30 units30 units Conditionally Classified 30 units PLUS additional requirements  Up to 15 units of additional RPTA courses  Can be taken concurrently with graduate degree classes (with Advisor approval)

6 Graduate Classified Required (12 units)  RPTA 200  RPTA 202  RPTA 203  RPTA 204 Conditionally Classified Required (12 units)  RPTA 200  RPTA 202  RPTA 203  RPTA 204

7 Graduate Classified Electives (15 units) Choose from:  RPTA 206  RPTA 207  RPTA 209  RPTA 295  RPTA 299  Maximum 6 units UG upper division RPTA division RPTA  Maximum 6 units outside of RPTA RPTA Conditionally Classified Electives (15 units) Choose from:  RPTA 206  RPTA 207  RPTA 209  RPTA 295  RPTA 299  Maximum 6 units UG upper division RPTA division RPTA  May only take units outside of RPTA with consent of Advisor and Graduate Coordinator – the exception, not the rule.

8 OTHER “RULES” No more than 6 units of any combination of RPTA 295 and RPTA 299No more than 6 units of any combination of RPTA 295 and RPTA 299 At least 18 units of 200 level course work (seminar classes; not 295 or 299)At least 18 units of 200 level course work (seminar classes; not 295 or 299)

9 Progressing through the degree: 1.ADMISSION TO CLASSIFIED GRADUATE STANDING: Attained on admission to program for “qualified” students.Attained on admission to program for “qualified” students. Conditionally classified students fulfill “conditions” and then file an Application for Classification with Graduate Studies.Conditionally classified students fulfill “conditions” and then file an Application for Classification with Graduate Studies.

10 Progressing through the degree: 2.ADVANCEMENT TO CANDIDACY: AYou must have: 1.Classified graduate standing. 2.Fulfilled the writing proficiency requirement. If you do not have an exemption, complete this by the end of your 1 st semester of enrollment. 3.Completed 9 units of course work – no grade of less than “C”. 4.A minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0. BThen you must: 5.File an Application for Advancement to Candidacy with Graduate Studies: - Degree plan is outlined and shows all core classes and electives, a minimum of 18 units of 200-level seminar courses and a maximum of 6 units of any combination of 295 and 299. It takes 4-6 weeks for the Office of Graduate Studies to process the Advancement to Candidacy. Submit it to Graduate Studies by October 1 for Spring semester registration in the Culminating Experience (RPTA 500) and February 1 for Fall semester registration in RPTA 500.

11 Progressing through the degree: 3. CHANGES TO THE DEGREE PLAN If substitutions are made for courses listed on the approved Advancement to Candidacy a Petition for Exception must be filed. the approved Advancement to Candidacy a Petition for Exception must be filed.

12 Progressing through the degree: 4.ENROLL IN RPTA 500: Needs approval of Faculty Advisor and Graduate Coordinator and is done through RPTA Administrative Coordinator.Needs approval of Faculty Advisor and Graduate Coordinator and is done through RPTA Administrative Coordinator. You cannot register for 500 unless you have filed an Advancement to Candidacy in the previous semester.You cannot register for 500 unless you have filed an Advancement to Candidacy in the previous semester. File the Advancement to Candidacy by October 1 for Spring semester registration in the Culminating Experience (RPTA 500) and February 1 for Fall semester registration in RPTA 500.)

13 Progressing through the degree: 5.If the Culminating Experience is not completed in the semester of enrollment: “Continuous Enrollment” is required. Register for 599 by submitting a Continuous Enrollment Form (and fees) to Graduate Studies (Advisor submits a Satisfactory Progress grade for 500).“Continuous Enrollment” is required. Register for 599 by submitting a Continuous Enrollment Form (and fees) to Graduate Studies (Advisor submits a Satisfactory Progress grade for 500).

14 Progressing through the degree: 6.Continuous Enrollment is for a maximum of three semesters beyond the semester of enrollment in 500. Satisfactory Progress grades continue to be recorded. If the Culminating Experience is incomplete after this time you must register for 500 again (and you will receive a No Credit grade for the original 500). three semesters beyond the semester of enrollment in 500. Satisfactory Progress grades continue to be recorded. If the Culminating Experience is incomplete after this time you must register for 500 again (and you will receive a No Credit grade for the original 500).

15 Progressing through the degree: 7.All coursework must be completed within 7 years to avoid repeating courses. years to avoid repeating courses.

16 Progressing through the degree: 8.Application for Graduation: Submit an Application for Graduation to Graduate Studies (needs Faculty Advisor approval). Dates are posted on the Graduate Studies website at an Application for Graduation to Graduate Studies (needs Faculty Advisor approval). Dates are posted on the Graduate Studies website at

17 Progressing through the degree: 9.COMPLETE THE THESIS OR PROJECT Committee Chair, Second Reader and Graduate Coordinator sign off on thesis or project (guidelines covering university requirements are at: Graduate Coordinator sign off on thesis or project (guidelines covering university requirements are at:

18 Progressing through the degree: 10.SUBMIT THESIS OR PROJECT Attend a mandatory Thesis/Project Workshop through Graduate Studies (see dates on Graduate Studies website at ).Attend a mandatory Thesis/Project Workshop through Graduate Studies (see dates on Graduate Studies website at ). Submit your project or thesis in the required format together with Thesis/Project Receipt Form and paid Microfilming and Binding Receipt to Graduate Studies (see dates on Graduate Studies website at ).Submit your project or thesis in the required format together with Thesis/Project Receipt Form and paid Microfilming and Binding Receipt to Graduate Studies (see dates on Graduate Studies website at ).http://www.csus.edu/gradstudies/

19 Progressing through the degree: 11. Complete a Data Change Form if your personal details or address have changed. personal details or address have changed.

20 Progressing through the degree: 12. POSTING OF DEGREE The degree is posted to your student transcript 8-10 weeks after the end of semester. Your Diploma is mailed 4-6 months after graduation.


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