Arizona State University

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Program Details

Arizona State University Online offers a Master of Advanced Study in Sustainable Tourism for individuals who wish to understand and develop a comprehensive education on the environmental, economic, and social aspects of tourism.  Students will learn about the different models of tourism, hospitality, and travel and how those models are impacted by sustainable developments as well as teach the need for innovation in education for these industries.

The program consists of classroom courses that emphasize real-world education through examination of cases and education that will be applicable on the job. Those classes include entrepreneurial recreation and tourism, sustainable revenue management, sustainable tourism destination planning and management, best practices workshop, community service and professions, introduction to resort and hotel management, sustainable communities, inclusive community development, meeting and convention planning, tourism marketing, and more.

Through completion of the program, students will have demonstrated the professionalism and skill necessary to earn the degree. The qualifications demonstrate the student has been able to apply the principles learned in the program into their eventual development as a professional in their field. These qualifications include the ability to demonstrate knowledge and expertise of cultural heritage sites and their significance across the world, to understand and demonstrate knowledge of conservation techniques to protect historical sites, the environment, and the local culture, and to understand the economic models and needs of the business of tourism with a specialization in sustainability.

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      100% Online
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      Per Semester Credit
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    • Have earned a bachelor's or master's degree in criminology or criminal justice, public administration or public service, sociology or social work, public safety or fire service management, parks and recreation management, applied sciences or another closely related field from a regionally accredited college or university.
    • 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.
    • Official transcripts
    • Three letters of recommendation
    • Proof of English proficiency

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    North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission

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