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International Sustainable Tourism

University of North Texas

M.Sc.
24 months
Duration
17172 USD/year
1800 USD/year
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About

Sustainable tourism strives to meet present tourist market needs without compromising the resources of future generations. This leading-edge tourism specialty balances environmental, economic and socio-cultural benefits and concerns.

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Overview

As a student in our two-year joint master’s degree program, you’ll spend the first two semesters at the University of North Texas and the last semesters at CATIE. All courses are taught in English.

CATIE combines scientific research, graduate education and technical cooperation to create equilibrium between conservation and sustainable production. It has strategic alliances with public and private universities, research centers, nonprofit organizations, corporations and government entities around the globe.

The master’s program provides unique opportunities such as:

  • Application of sustainable tourism in the U.S. and Costa Rica
  • Hospitality services and operational perspectives of sustainable tourism
  • International instruction from industry experts and experienced researchers

UNT provides a wide variety of services exclusively to graduate students. The Graduate Student Writing Support office can help you with writing, and the Center for Interdisciplinary Research offers assistance with statistical research.

The travel sector is one of the world’s biggest industries. One of every 10 jobs globally comes from the travel and tourism sector, according to the World Travel and Tourism Council. It’s vital for tourism development professionals to understand the interdependencies of economic benefits, environmental impacts, and social and cultural resources.

Costa Rica, which welcomes 3 million visitors a year, is a pioneer in environmental conservation and has excellent infrastructure and services. The country’s network of national parks and conservation areas, biodiversity, innovative policies and exceptional geographical location are ideal for scholars and institutions devoted to the issues surrounding natural resources and their use.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

First year courses

  • Hotel and Restaurant Operations: Theory and Analysis
  • International Sustainable Tourism
  • Tourism Services Management and Marketing
  • Planning and Policy in Sustainable Tourism
  • Environmental Impact Assessment
  • Research Applications in Merchandising and Hospitality Management

Second year courses

  • Sustainable Natural Resource Management
  • Context and Challenges of Sustainable Tourism Development
  • Environmental Policies in a Changing World
  • Seminars in Sustainable Tourism: Experiences of Successful Practitioners in Costa Rica
  • Socio-Cultural Contexts of Sustainable Tourism Development
  • Field/Practical/Professional Experience with Research Applications (Capstone)

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Language

English
IELTS or TOEFL needed

Credits

36 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
3 (required)
GMAT admission requirements GMAT The Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) is a test intended to assess certain analytical, writing, quantitative, verbal, and reading skills in written English for use in admission to a graduate management program, such as an MBA. GMAT contains 4 sections - Analytical Writing Assessment, Integrated Reasoning, Quantitative and Verbal. The score has a range from 200 - 800.

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
6 (required)
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at desiganated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
79 (required)
PTE Academic admission requirements PTE Academic PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. The score refers to a total score which ranges between 10 and 90.

Other requirements

General requirements

Admission requirements:

  • Detailed professional résumé
  • Essay addressing your motivation for seeking a master’s degree, previous academic or professional honors, future professional goals and how this degree enables you to obtain your goals
  • Three CMHT recommendation forms completed by employers or former faculty members

Tuition Fee

  • National

    17172 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 8586 USD per semester and a duration of 24 months.
  • In-State

    1800 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 900 USD per semester and a duration of 24 months.

Funding

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