Recreation and Tourism Management

  • sunset over the ocean, distant shot of Lake Powell

    Department of Recreation & Tourism Management

  • Goblin Valley, Yellowstone Forest in the winter

    Department of Recreation & Tourism Management

  • teams of two rowing boats with onlookers cheering

    Department of Recreation & Tourism Management

Graduate Degree Program

Master of Science Degree in Tourism, Hospitality, and Recreation Management

The graduate program is intended for persons interested in developing and/or improving their knowledge of recreational sport management or hospitality, travel and tourism. Students progress through the program as a cohort and are actively engaged in courses and internships on evenings and weekends. The graduate program offers two specializations:

  • Tourism Management
  • Recreational Sport Management

The graduate program is intended to prepare students for professional careers as directors, managers, supervisors, or coordinators in travel/tourism and hospitality, event planning, recreational sport management, recreation facility management, nonprofit and entrepreneurial organizations, campus recreation, outdoor education and adventure recreation, public recreation, and human service agencies. This graduate program is not intended to prepare students for careers in professional or collegiate sport programs.

Graduate Program Learning Outcomes

  1. Students will demonstrate critical thinking including analysis, synthesis, and evaluation within the recreation, hospitality and/or tourism industry (ies) through a variety of pedagogies.
  2. Students will apply knowledge of the economic, environmental, cultural and social impacts of hospitality, tourism and/or recreation experience to real world settings or problems.
  3. Students will obtain theoretical knowledge and practical skills in preparation for a career in the tourism, hospitality and/or recreation industry (ies) as demonstrated by satisfactory completion of research projects, course work, and internships.