M.Sc. On Campus

Tourism and Recreation Management

24 months
30134 USD/year
30134 USD/year
12740 USD/year
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The Master of Science in Tourism and Recreation Management (TRM) at the University of Florida is a 30-credit-hour degree and offers two concentrations and two specializations.


The Master of Science in Tourism and Recreation Management offers the following two areas of concentration:

1. Tourism

  • Travel activities to and staying outside one’s usual environment; hospitality, transportation
  • Recreation activities covered by fees, charges or other non-tax revenues;theme/amusement/water parks, movie theaters, sport/fitness/health clubs, resorts
  • Examples of employers include: travel agencies, cruise lines, dance studios, special event companies, resorts, multipurpose sports clubs and health & fitness clubs
  • Park(s) management, protected areas, wilderness conservation
  • State parks, river floating, horseback riding, hiking trails
  • Beach management, rivers and lakes, sustainability
  • Outdoor recreation leadership
  • Conservation management, planning, and policy
  • Federal agencies (National Parks, U.S. Army Corp of Engineers)

2. Natural Resource Recreation

Graduates of the Master of Science in Tourism and Recreation Management will be trained for middle and/or upper level management positions, in their respective fields mentioned above.Students can choose between three options: 1.) Thesis, or 2.) Non-Thesis with Practicum, or 3.) Non-Thesis with Professional Paper.

Why Study Tourism and Recreation Management at the University of Florida?

University of Florida’s Department of Tourism, Hospitality and Event Management has world-class programs and an internationally renowned, diverse faculty. The University of Florida campus is located “where nature and culture meet” – in the city of Gainesville, which has been repeatedly named one of the top places to live in the U.S. The state of Florida has a dynamic hospitality and tourism industry that receives more than 100 million visitors annually. It is a great place to live, study and make lifelong friends, professional connections and research collaborations.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Directed Independent Study
  • Hospitality and Tourism
  • Hospitality Law and Risk Management
  • Research for Doctoral Dissertation
  • GIS and Spatial Analysis for Tourism and Social Data
  • Applied Multivariate Analysis for Tourism and Hospitality
  • Ecotourism

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
GRE admission requirements GRE®
GMAT admission requirements GMAT

Student insurance

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  • Additional medical costs (i.e. dental)
  • Repatriation, if something happens to you or your family
  • Liability
  • Home contents and baggage
  • Accidents
  • Legal aid

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • A recognized baccalaureate, graduate or professional degree from a regionally accredited U.S. institution or a comparable degree from an international institution.
  • For applicants with a bachelor’s degree only, a minimum grade point average of B (3.0), calculated from all grades and credits after the semester where the applicant reached 60 semester hours or 90 quarter hours is required. Applicants should refer directly to their intended academic units for Graduate Record  Examination (GRE) or Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) requirements. If required, academic test scores are used in the context of a holistic credential review process. 

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    30134 USD/year
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    Based on the tuition of 30134 USD per year during 24 months.
  • National

    30134 USD/year
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    Based on the tuition of 30134 USD per year during 24 months.
  • In-State

    12740 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 12740 USD per year during 24 months.

Living costs for Gainesville

900 - 1335 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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