Outdoor Program Management

Master of Science

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Why a Graduate Degree in Outdoor Program Management from JBU?

We live in an age where camps are consolidating into larger organizations, and outdoor pursuits are being rediscovered as platforms to enhance education, host corporate training, and practice therapeutic treatment. This creates a need for professionals who know how to run an outdoor organization and can bridge the gap between leadership skills, organizational success, and the outdoor industry. JBU's M.S. in Outdoor Program Management will equip you with the skills needed to propel your outdoor career. 

Home to the Buffalo River, the Ozark Mountains, and dozens of parks and camps, Northwest Arkansas is a practical and beautiful place to study Outdoor Program Management.

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New Life Ranch partners with JBU to offer graduate assistantships for this program. Click here to learn more.


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Is the MS in Outdoor Program Management for You?

If you love working outdoors and using it to empower teams and encourage others, then the MS in Outdoor Program Management is for you. You'll not only learn how to use outdoor pursuits to lead a team but also how to manage and lead people in outdoor environments. You'll be prepared to work for jobs such as an executive director for a summer camp or site manager within the outdoor industry. 

Through JBU's MS in Outdoor Program Management program, you will:

Enjoy a Flexible Format

Complete your coursework on your schedule 100% online.

The program is 30 credit hours and can be completed in less than two years.

Study Outdoor Program Management

JBU's master's in outdoor program management will equip you to lead teams and organizations through these complex changes in the outdoor industry.  You will also be able to apply your classroom knowledge through partnerships with several camps in the area.

Use Your Degree

87% of JBU graduate students landed* within 6 months of graduation, according to a survey conducted by the JBU Career Development Department for 2019-2020 graduates.  

*landed: employed, grad school, volunteer, or military