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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 $1.6 trillion 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

An Industry Booming with Opportunity

Tourism and Hospitality Management at a Glance

Hospitality and tourism are some of the world’s largest and fastest-growing industries — reaching nearly $1.6 trillion in hotel bookings in 2017. Dubbed “America’s unsung hero of job creation” by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, this vibrant industry is constantly blooming with growth and earning potential.


In Global Bookings

300 Million

People employed by global travel and tourism industry

Employer in America

1 in 10 Jobs

In the Global Economy are in hospitality & tourism

In Global Bookings

8.6 Million

American Jobs Directly Supported by Travel
Small Business

In The United States

47 States

Travel Employment Increased Faster than Other Industries

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
$933 per credit hour
Total Credits: 30

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Note: Rates listed are for the 2019-2020 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 Decision Deadline
March 1 - Priority Scholarship & International Student Deadline
June 30 - Final Application Deadline
Spring Deadlines
August 1 - International Student Deadline
November 1 - Final Application Deadline

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Travel & Tourism Events

Hang with us to learn more about the Master of Science in Travel and Tourism
as well as STHM at an upcoming information session, webinar or other special event.
STHM Graduate Programs Open House

Spend the morning with STHM and learn about how you can make the most of your graduate school experience.

Betsy Barber Hospitality Leadership Forum Roundtable

The Betsy Barber Hospitality Leadership Forum is an annual event that seeks to engage hospitality professionals in a dialogue of contemporary and thought-provoking issues that are shaping the industry.

Recent News

Each year, Temple University’s School of Sport, Tourism and Hospitality Management (STHM) is privileged to host executives and industry leaders in what it calls its Executive in Residence program. Here we offer an overview of the five individuals who took part in the 9th year of the program, sharing insights with STHM students over the course of three events over the fall.

In October, Temple University’s School of Sport, Tourism and Hospitality Management (STHM) hosted the 2019 Northeastern Regional Conference of the National Society of Minorities in Hospitality (NSMH).