Master of Science in Hospitality, Recreation and Tourism
A Master of Science in Hospitality, 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 Master’s Degree in Hospitality, Recreation and Tourism at CSU East Bay?
Program Student Learning Outcomes - M.S. in Hospitality, Recreation and Tourism
Students who graduate with an M.S. in Hospitality, Recreation and Tourism from CSUEB will be able to:
The M.S. in Hospitality, Recreation and Tourism was designed for working adults with previous degrees and/or work experience in hospitality, recreation, recreation therapy, or tourism. The graduate courses are offered completely online. Our student-centered faculty are dedicated to helping you become more knowledgeable and prepared to realize your dreams. You will be engaged in class through a series of interactive asynchronous discussions, assignments, readings and projects.
Although you are not required to attend class on a specific day or time, there are ongoing deadlines that must be met for you to succeed. The online environment requires dedication, good organizational skills, ability to work independently and willingness to ask questions if you need help.
The program is designed to provide a strong intellectual core, and to allow specialization through research and projects. The graduate program is 30 semester units, 10 courses of 3 units each. Each class is offered once a year, either in the Fall or Spring semester. Most courses are 7 weeks in length (plus 1 week of finals); with the exception of 693A and 693B, which are each 15 weeks in length (plus 1 week of finals). One 7-week course is offered the first half of the Fall and Spring semesters, and another class will be offered the second half.
Taking 2-3 classes per semester allows a student to progress through the 10 classes in 4 semesters (2 years). It will take longer to complete the program for students who elect to take fewer classes per term to accommodate work schedules and other obligations. The degree must be completed within 5 years with a cumulative GPA of 3.0 and a grade of “B” or better in each class. The University Writing Skills Requirement must be completed prior to graduation.
Road map for students who want to complete the program in 2 years
Fall (1st year)
REC 600 Foundations of Hospitality, Recreation and Tourism
REC 610 Strategic Leadership and Ethics in Hospitality, Recreation and Tourism
Spring (1st year)
REC 620 – Organizational Development in Hospitality, Recreation and Tourism
REC 630 – Research Methods in Hospitality, Recreation and Tourism
Fall (2nd year)
REC 640 – Law and Risk in Hospitality, Recreation and Tourism
REC 650 – Fiscal Management in Hospitality, Recreation and Tourism
REC 693A – Applied Research Project Proposal
Spring (2nd year)
REC 660 – Sustainable Solutions in Hospitality, Recreation and Tourism
REC 670 – Advanced Marketing in Hospitality, Recreation and Tourism
REC 693B – Applied Research Project Findings and Conclusions
Cost of Attendance
University Graduate Admission Requirements:
University Graduate Admission, Enrollment and Fees
Applicants are required to submit a University Application using Cal State Apply and must submit official transcripts for all previous academic study at institutions of higher education to the Office of Admissions. Transcripts do not need to be sent to the department.
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Departmental Prerequisites and Criteria for Admission:
In addition to the University application process (apply here!) and sending official transcripts to the Office of Admissions, the following documents must be submitted to the department (email to firstname.lastname@example.org):
For more information, please contact:
California State University, East Bay
Department of Hospitality, Recreation and Tourism
25800 Carlos Bee Blvd, PE 130
Hayward, CA 94542