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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 Decision Deadline
March 1 - Priority Scholarship Deadline & International Student Deadline
June 30 – Final Application Deadline
Spring Deadlines
October 1 - International Student Deadline
December 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.
Sample Class: Tourism Economics & Policy

Online event

Join us and Adjunct Professor Elizabeth Shanaman for a virtual sample class exploring the topic of economics from a tourism side while previewing Temple University’s Master of Science in Travel and Tourism. During this interactive session, Professor Shanaman will examine economics through a tourism lens. Learn how destination managers view supply and demand differently compared […]

Recent News

Temple University is proud to announce that the U.S.-Asia Center for Tourism & Hospitality Research at the School of Sport, Tourism and Hospitality Management (STHM) has recently been designated a Knowledge Partner of the World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC). This recognition sets the school apart as one of only 10 such partners worldwide—only 3 of which are academic centers, and STHM is the only one from the U.S.

The Center for Hospitality Resilience’s brought students in as partners to serve the community through her capstone class in the Master in Hospitality Management program. Center Co-Director Dr. Ceridwyn King devised last fall’s version of the course to be a hands-on learning experience that lent post-pandemic support to a key industry partner.