Leisure & Tourism
The Master of Education program in Leisure and Tourism offers the opportunity to study tourism, hospitality and leisure behavior from a variety of natural and social science perspectives.
The program allows students to address a wide range of practical issues related to tourism, hospitality, and event planning in the student-centered curriculum. Our multidisciplinary graduate program offers unique collaborative research, theory, and practice opportunities related to tourism, hospitality and event experienced at the individual, societal, and cross-cultural levels, with concentrated studies in:
- Tourism management
- Commercial recreation and tourism
- Hospitality management and marketing
- Community recreation
- Event planning
Students work closely with their advisor in developing a focus of study, selecting courses, and deciding on a culminating experience. Upon completion, students will be prepared to take on research, academic, and upper-level administrative positions in the public, private, and non-profit sectors.
This Specialization may be completed in two academic years. The minimum credit hours for completing the Leisure & Tourism Specialization are: Plan I: Thesis, 30 credit hours; Plan II: Project or comprehensive exam, 33 credit hours