Master of Science In Travel and Tourism – 100% Online

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The School of Sport, Tourism and Hospitality Management (STHM) at Temple University developed the online Master of Science in Travel and Tourism and Graduate Certificates to provide an unparalleled opportunity for individuals to meet the needs of the fast-paced travel and tourism industry.

The School of Sport, Tourism and Hospitality Management (STHM) at Temple University developed the online Master of Science in Travel and Tourism and Graduate Certificates to provide an unparalleled opportunity for individuals to meet the needs of the fast-paced travel and tourism industry.

Who Should Pursue the MS in Travel and Tourism?

Professionals working in tourism and areas of business dealing with tourism, as well as individuals looking to pivot from another industry, are well-suited for this program.

Career Accelerators

The MS in Travel and Tourism is a great fit for those looking to advance their career in travel and tourism. Industry professionals will develop the strategic mindset and analytical skills needed to lead in this growing industry.

Career Changers

The MS in Travel and Tourism can help professionals pivot from an existing career to the tourism industry by leveraging the business skills they already have. Possible employment organizations and sectors include:

  • Convention & Visitors Bureaus
  • Convention Centers
  • Destination Marketing Organizations (DMO’s)
  • Tour Operations
  • Tourism Attractions
  • Local, State, and National Tourism Bureaus
  • Chambers of Commerce


Curriculum

The MS in Travel and Tourism consists of 10 three-credit courses. Students take one course at a time over a five-week period, equating to three courses each semester. This structure enables full-time working professionals to enroll full-time and complete the program in as few as 13-months.

The program can be done part-time and at a pace that is suitable to a student’s work or personal schedule. Students have a maximum of four years to complete the program.

Courses

STHM’s world-class travel and tourism faculty designed the master’s program to consist of eight travel and tourism courses tailored for professional success.

  • Understanding Tourism in the 21st Century
  • Sustainable Tourism Development
  • Tourism Economics and Policy
  • Destination Marketing and Management
  • Tourism Analytics
  • Destination Events – A Global Perspective
  • Cultural Intelligence
  • Crisis, Risk and Disaster Management

These courses combined with a course in Statistics from the Fox School of Business Online MBA and an Applied Project or Internship, create a degree that is unique and unprecedented in the academic marketplace.

The Applied Project or Internship will be facilitated by STHM’s Center for Student and Professional Development. Students will have the opportunity to develop an applied project with their current organization to offer a solution or strategic recommendation. The center will aid those not working in the industry to locate an internship.

The Statistics course must be taken before the Tourism Analytics and the Tourism Economics and Policy courses. It is advised that students take the Statistics course as early as possible to avoid delay in course scheduling. The remaining courses may be taken in any order.

100% Online

All content is available 24/7 in a mobile-friendly format, in addition to live weekly classes that enable engagement with faculty and students. The weekly sessions, conveniently held through WebEx, integrate discussion and project-based learning activities in which students break into small groups to solve authentic problems faced by today’s travel and tourism leaders.

The program is powered by the technology pioneered by the Fox School of Business Online MBA program that was ranked #1 in the country by U.S. News and World Report for three consecutive years.


Graduate Certificates

STHM is also offering three graduate certificates for the travel and tourism industry:

  • Destination Management: For those individuals that want to coordinate the powerful experiences a destination provides that individuals cannot get anywhere else.
  • Tourism Analytics: For those individuals for whom joy is in the details and are driven by a desire to extrapolate the value of the tourism industry.
  • Global Tourism: For those individuals who want to turn a passion for travel into business or career opportunities by learning more about the ever growing and diversified tourism industry.

We will begin accepting applications for the graduate certificates on April 1st. For more information please email sthmadmissions@temple.edu.


Admissions

STHM takes a holistic approach to every application. This means that every facet of an individual’s profile is considered when reviewing an application for admission. STHM does this to ensure that every admitted student is able to meet the expectations of this graduate program.

Pre-Application

Want to know if your profile meets our criteria?

Individuals interested in having their academic credentials assessed prior to applying should consider completing and submitting a PRE-APPLICATION. Pre-Applications allow you to send the program information regarding your GPA, test scores and work experience and have that information evaluated by an admissions representative. An admissions representative will contact you within 48 hours with feedback on your academic profile.

Application Deadline

Below are the application deadlines for fall admission into the MS in Travel and Tourism.

March 1: Early Decision Deadline: Having a complete application on file by the Early Decision Deadline ensures individuals are automatically considered for merit-scholarships.

April 15: Rolling Decision Deadline: Having a complete application on file by the Rolling Decision Deadline allows individuals to be considered for admission only. Consideration for scholarships is not guaranteed as many of these will be awarded during the Early Decision Deadline.

June 30: Final Deadline: Having a complete application on file by the Final Deadline is the last opportunity for an individual to be considered for admission for the fall semester.

Application Requirements

To apply, individuals must submit all of the following:

  1. Application
  2. $60 Application fee
  3. Official transcripts from all undergraduate institutions attended
  4. GRE or GMAT scores. Individuals may qualify for a GRE/GMAT waiver based on academic or professional history. Submit a pre-application to see if you qualify for a waiver.
  5. 2 letters of reference (at least one of these references should come from an academic source, i.e., advisor, faculty, etc.).
  6. 500-word statement of goals
  7. Current resume

To be considered for STHM’s Graduate Programs, individuals must meet the following minimum requirements:

  • A bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university.
  • A minimum cumulative undergraduate grade point average of 3.0.
  • A minimum score at or above the 50th percentile on the GRE or GMAT. Individuals may qualify for a GRE/GMAT waiver based on academic or professional history. Submit a pre-application to see if you qualify for a waiver.

The minimum requirements outlined above serve as the basis for evaluation. Decisions are made after all application materials are received.


Tuition and Fees

The MS in Travel and Tourism follows a flat per-credit-hour tuition rate, meaning the tuition rate for in-state and out-of-state students are the same.

View the current Temple University tuition rates and utilize the tuition calculator to estimate your tuition rate. Select your student level (college graduate), residency (Pennsylvania resident- regardless of residency), school or college (School of Sport, Tourism and Hospitality Management), and credit hours.

The tuition calculator should be used to calculate tuition by semester. For the MS in Travel and Tourism, those enrolling full-time should estimate 9-credits per semester.