Online Master of Sustainable Tourism

Students in ASU's Master of Sustainable Tourism (MST) receive a comprehensive education with a focus on the environmental, economic, and social aspects of tourism. Graduates are equipped with translatable skills necessary to create pioneering, sustainable development solutions to the challenges facing tourism today.

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Quick facts

Next start date: 01/11/2021


Total classes: 10

Weeks per class: 7.5

Total credit hours: 31

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The college’s holistic curriculum focuses on integrating all three pillars of sustainability into existing tourism theories and concepts. The program prepares future sustainable tourism professionals to meet the increasing demand for people trained in sustainability practices and the application of those practices in tourism.

The proliferation of organizations such as Sustainable Travel International, National Geographic’s Center for Sustainable Destinations, and the International Ecotourism Society, among many others, points to the growing importance of this field. Many of the large hotel chains, airlines, attractions companies, and convention and visitor bureaus have instituted sustainability practices. Even the United States Agency for International Development website has an entire section devoted to sustainable tourism development and has supported 123 sustainable tourism projects in 72 countries.

Featured courses


Required core

CRD 569 Advanced Tourism and Recreation Studies (3)


Required core

TDM 520 Sustainable Thinking in Tourism I (3)


Required core

TDM 521 Sustainable Thinking in Tourism II (3)


Required core

TDM 530 Sustainable Tourism Destination Planning and Management I (3)


Required core

TDM 531 Sustainable Tourism Destination Planning and Management II (3)


Required core

TDM 540 Sustainable Food Management in Tourism (3)


Required core

TDM 550 Managing the Sustainable Tourism Business (3)


Required core

TDM 570 Sustainable Tourism (3)


Related careers

Graduates with an ASU Online Master of Advanced Study in Sustainable Tourism have career opportunities illustrated in the following list. Career examples include but are not limited to:

Chief sustainability officer

Industrial ecologist

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Prestigious faculty

The impressive faculty in the Watts College of Public Service and Community Solutions are inspiring the next generation of public service leaders through real-world solutions to issues around child welfare, safety, city management, human trafficking and water scarcity. Recent faculty highlights include:

  • Fellow of the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences.
  • Fellow of the American Psychological Association.
  • Member of the National Academy of Public Administration.

Prestigious faculty

The impressive faculty in the Watts College of Public Service and Community Solutions are inspiring the next generation of public service leaders through real-world solutions to issues around child welfare, safety, city management, human trafficking and water scarcity. Recent faculty highlights include:

  • Fellow of the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences.
  • Fellow of the American Psychological Association.
  • Member of the National Academy of Public Administration.

Admission requirements

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

Application requirements

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Nationally recognized public service programs

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, to 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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Best Public Affairs Programs, according to U.S. News & World Report.

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