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M.S. in Recreation and Tourism

Master of Science in Recreation and Tourism

A Master of Science in Recreation and Tourism provides an in-depth understanding of the fast-paced, increasingly difficult challenges in the world of hospitality and recreation. The program prepares students for management positions in the fields of hospitality, tourism, recreation, and recreation therapy.

Why Should You Get a Masters Degree in Hospitality, Recreation and Tourism at CSU East Bay?

  • Courses are completed online to allow students to work full-time while in the program.
  • Program is designed for those already working in the field or those looking to make a career change.
  • Students develop an understanding of the theoretical foundations of the field and learn to apply theory to practice.
  • Courses focus on developing leadership, communication, data-driven decision-making, and critical thinking skills through immersion in industry relevant curriculum.
  • Passionate faculty, with education and experience in the field, are student-centered and committed to student learning and success.
  • Graduates enjoy opportunities for career advancement, contribute to the quality of life of participants, interact with various cultures, and increase the positive impact of the hospitality, tourism, recreation, and recreation therapy fields.

Program Learning Objectives

Students in the program graduate with advanced knowledge and experience in the following areas:

  • Critical Thinking
  • Leadership
  • HRT Professional Knowledge
  • Social Justice
  • Written Communication

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What Does the Program Entail?

The program requires 10 classes in a variety of areas designed to improve your management and research skills. Classes taken include:

  • Research Methods
  • Philosophical Foundations and
  • Theories of Leisure
  • Strategies in Staff Supervision
  • Organizational Development in Leisure
  • Current Management Topics in Leisure
  • Critical Analysis of Leisure Research
  • Trends and Forecasts in Leisure
  • Advanced Social Justice and
  • Professional Ethics
  • Strategic Leadership in Leisure
  • Graduate Synthesis

How Do I Apply?

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