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Master of Science in Recreation and Tourism

In our very diverse world, managing organizations has become more complex. A Master of Science in Recreation & Tourism provides an in-depth understanding of the fast-paced, increasingly difficult challenges in the world of recreation, hospitality and tourism. Through exploring literature, theories, and methods of scientific data collection, our graduates will be prepared for the working world’s legal, personnel and ethical dilemmas.

This innovative program is offered completely online and utilizes interactive learning activities designed to challenge and inspire intellectual growth. Students attend class when they are ready to learn rather than at a specific time, such as in the evening after a full day of work. The program is not self-paced; discussions happen asynchronously and students complete weekly assignments. This learning method is different in that students are not only receivers of knowledge but are more actively engaged in their own learning. Students will be asked not only to absorb facts and theories but also to discover and create knowledge that is useful in the real world.

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The Master of Science in Recreation and Tourism at CSUEB is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges 


The faculty members of the Department of Hospitality, Recreation and Tourism are seasoned educators and professionals in the leisure, tourism and hospitality industries. Their research projects and programs afford students exciting opportunities to learn through joint projects. Our faculty encourage students to participate in research projects so they gain an understanding of how academic theories apply in real world settings. Currently, faculty and students are working with the Visitors and Convention Bureau in the Tri-Valley Region and the Oakland Visitors and Convention Bureau doing an economic impact study. Another vibrant and exciting research area in our department is the effectiveness of online learning.

For more information about our highly qualified and dedicated faculty please follow the link below.

HRT Faculty

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