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Master of Science in
Travel and Tourism

This program teaches students to think outside the box in order to curate unique, unforgettable travel experiences in this trillion-dollar industry.

Innovate the tourist experience

Travel and tourism play important roles in shaping the many. With a career in this exciting industry, you create experiences that can change the way a person views the world or work for a successful company that boosts an entire community's economy. The travel industry can support millions while providing unforgettable experiences to countless others.

Begin to make your impact at the School of Sport, Tourism and Hospitality Management (STHM). STHM shows you how to lead in this experience-driven industry. Our industry-backed program curriculum pairs hands-on experience and world-class education giving you the knowledge and skills to exceed expectations.

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Top 7 Places to Work in Travel & Tourism

What can you do with a master's degree in travel & tourism?

There's no one way to use your travel and tourism degree. Graduates of our program work in exciting sectors, including:

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

About The Program

The Master of Science in Travel and Tourism is designed for those looking to accelerate their careers or make big moves into the travel and tourism industry. The program consists of 10, 3-credit courses and students have the opportunity to take one at a time over a 5-week period equating 3 courses per semester. This structure allows full-time working professionals to complete the program in as few at 13 months. Best of all, the program is 100% online helping you to create an ideal work-life balance.

Looking to enhance your professional expertise, but not quite ready to commit to a master’s program? STHM offers 3 travel and tourism graduate certificates: Global Tourism, Destination Management and Tourism Analytics. Credits earned in these certificate programs may be transferred to a Master of Science in Travel and Tourism.

Learn more about the curriculum including tailored travel and tourism courses and graduate certificates.

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Enrollment Information

Learn how to take the next step in your travel and tourism career.
Paying for your degree
$956 per credit hour
Total Credits: 30

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Note: Rates listed are for the 2020-2021 academic year, only. Tuition rates for the upcoming academic year are approved and announced by the Temple University's Bursar's Office every July.
Application information & deadlines
Fall Deadlines
December 15 - Early Admissions Deadline
March 1 - Priority Scholarship Deadline
June 30 – Final Application Deadline
Spring Deadlines
December 1 - Final Application Deadline

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Recent News

Like many students at the School of Sport, Tourism and Hospitality Management (STHM), Jessica Lachowicz ’21 completed her degree through gaining hands-on professional experience that was tailored to her interests. However, she was one of two STHM students who had internships last spring specifically devoted to the essential issues of diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI). Through her work with the young organization Tourism Diversity Matters (TDM), Lachowicz aided the chamber of commerce of a major travel destination in the search process for a DEI officer.

The chapter of Eta Sigma Delta (ESD) at Temple’s School of Sport, Tourism and Hospitality Management’s (STHM) has been recognized as the recipient of the 2021 ESD Chapter of Distinction Award from the International Council on Hotel, Restaurant and Institutional Education (ICHRIE).