Online Master of Sustainable Tourism
Sustainability is an increasingly important topic across the globe. Through Arizona State University’s online sustainable tourism degree, you’ll learn about the environmental, social and economic aspects of travel. After completing this degree, you’ll be prepared to create pioneering, sustainable solutions for the various challenges facing tourism today.
Next start date: 08/18/2022
Total classes: 10
Weeks per class: 7.5
Total credit hours: 31
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What is sustainable tourism?
Sustainable tourism centers around identifying and mitigating the potentially negative results of travel on local communities. The ultimate goal is to make tourism more equitable and enriching for everyone involved. By completing a sustainable tourism degree, you’ll learn how to:
- Design effective strategies to lessen or eliminate the impact of travel on local communities.
- Discover and interpret travel-related issues.
Why earn a master’s degree in sustainable tourism?
A master’s degree in sustainable tourism affirms your knowledge and capabilities in the travel sector. It shows that you can:
- Balance the need for profit with the importance of sustainability.
- Craft equitable, environmentally-conscious responses to issues and opportunities in the travel industry.
- Take all stakeholders into account when making decisions.
Travelers, communities and businesses are paying more attention to sustainability, as are government agencies and nongovernmental organizations. Demand for sustainable tourism will likely continue to increase, leading to growing opportunities for qualified professionals.
What industries are hiring sustainable tourism professionals?
You’ll have many possible career paths to consider with a degree in sustainable tourism. Because sustainable tourism considers all stakeholders when working to address issues associated with travel, the tourism industry is a major employer of students who graduate from ecotourism degree programs. However, the tourism industry is far from the only economic sector where you may find a career. A range of government departments and nongovernmental organizations have interests in sustainable tourism, and these groups employ skilled graduates to fill a variety of roles.
Will my sustainable tourism degree say 'online'?
Online sustainable tourism degree courses
The curriculum for the sustainable tourism degree emphasizes courses focused on the unique issues in this field. As the culminating experience for the degree, you’ll prepare a project that combines theory and practice. Featured courses include:
Advanced Tourism and Recreation Studies
Managing the Sustainable Tourism Business
Sustainable Food Management in Tourism
Sustainable Thinking in Tourism I
Sustainable Thinking in Tourism II
Sustainable Tourism Destination Planning and Management I
Sustainable Tourism Destination Planning and Management II
What can I do with a sustainable tourism degree?
Master of Sustainable Tourism admission requirements
Applicants to the Master of Sustainable Tourism program must fulfill the requirements of both the Graduate College and the Watts College of Public Service and Community Solutions.
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The Watts College of Public Service and Community Solutions is a comprehensive public service college dedicated to addressing social problems through teaching, research and service. Our public service programs, from public policy to social work and criminal justice to emergency management, are designed to help prepare our diverse student body to make a difference in the community.
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