The online Graduate Certificate in sustainable tourism development from ASU addresses the unique character of sustainability and sustainable practices in tourism development and management.

ASU Online offers start dates every 7.5 weeks.
Multiple enrollment sessions throughout the year.
Required number of credits to complete this degree.

Offered by ASU’s School of Community Resources and Development, this graduate level certificate program is intended for professionals who work in or desire to work in the tourism industry.

You will explore the practice of management and development of sustainable tourism businesses and destinations. In completing the certificate, you will gain knowledge in topics such as the integration of economic, social and environmental aspects of sustainability as it relates to tourism; conducting sustainability audits for destinations and businesses; community impacts of tourism; and sustainable destination and business planning and management.

Consisting of 18 credit hours of coursework, the program will provide you with enhanced recognition and credentials in an area experiencing a great deal of interest and growth. You will be able to further your career by obtaining advanced education specific to sustainability practices in tourism.

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Applicants must fulfill the requirements of both the Graduate College and the Watts College of Public Service and Community Solutions.

Applicants are eligible to apply to the program if they have earned a bachelor's or master's degree from a regionally accredited institution.

Applicants must have a minimum of a 3.00 cumulative GPA (scale is 4.00 = "A") in the last 60 hours of a student's first bachelor's degree program, or applicants must have a minimum of a 3.00 cumulative GPA (scale is 4.00 = "A") in an applicable master's degree program.

Applicants who are nondegree-seeking students (not admitted to a graduate degree program at ASU) will be required to submit:

  1. Graduate admission application and application fee
  2. Official Transcripts
  3. Two letters of recommendation
  4. Proof of English proficiency

Additional Application Information

An applicant whose native language is not English (regardless of current residency) must provide proof of English proficiency.

Letters of recommendation must be from current or former employers, current or former faculty members, or others who are familiar with the applicant's scholarly and professional abilities and characteristics, and the letters are to be submitted through the online application.

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