Program Overview

California State University in East Bay has made available the Master of Science with a concentration in Recreation and Tourism to interested students. The College of Education and Allied Studies has created an online Recreation degree preparing students to become professionals in industries offering leisure to individuals seeking to experience the most out of life. The advanced curriculum builds on already learned foundations while introducing graduate students to the in-depth topics of the increasingly complex challenges in the recreation industry. The courses combine literature and theory, aiming to give graduates a solid education of legal, personal, and ethical dilemmas presented in working with tourist, travelers, guests, and local employees of destinations or resorts. 

The curriculum may enhance a student’s understanding of the overall impact leisure activities have when contributing to local economy’s well-being. Students will learn about the advanced practices of applying organization, planning and management to better capitalize on resources of travelers and tourists. Leisure is a large income-producing sector of the world's economy and, the hospitality/service industry is a prime employer of well qualified candidates suitable to work in a dynamic environment. 

Graduates may use the learned skills for immediate entry in the competitive service industry or as the needed education to obtain leadership positions within a current organization. Upon successful completion of the program, graduates may have the opportunity to pursue many positions involving varied responsibilities and endless opportunities. The MS in Leisure may enable graduates to create and execute programs, events, and experiences designed specifically for the cliental they seek.

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    Degree Level: Master

    Delivery Format: 100% Online

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    Western Association of Schools and Colleges, Senior College and University Commission

    School Overview

    With a current strategy focused on science, technology, engineering and math (STEM), California State University East Bay, founded in 1957, continues progressing forward into the twenty-first century. Cal State University East Bay awards 50-plus bachelor’s and over 35 master’s degrees, along with certificates, in more than 100 fields of study.

    The Cal State East Bay Online campus provides flexible programming while offering multiple degree options. Classes are based on 11-week quarter sessions, and many students entering with fulfilled course prerequisites can complete the degree programs in two years. For students requiring the first two years of lower division courses, Cal State East Bay maintains links to neighboring community colleges that offer online transfer programs. Furthermore, online courses are asynchronous and many include reading, weekly assignments, and class discussions.

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