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Travel and Tourism, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 13 months
University rank #301 (WUR) Philadelphia, PA, United States
The goal of the Master of Science in Travel and Tourism program at Temple University is to provide a focused tourism curriculum for those wishing to pursue a career in a tourism organization or employees currently working in one seeking career advancement


Program Overview

Graduates of the Travel and Tourism program at Temple University gain the following:

  • in-depth knowledge of the size, scope, functioning, and issues facing the global tourism industry;
  • the ability to understand, assess, and respond to challenges that are presented to the sustainability of the global tourism industry;
  • enhanced analytical and critical thinking skills; and
  • preparedness for career advancement within the global tourism industry.
Affiliations: Coursework from the Fox School of Business and Management is required for the Travel and Tourism M.S. program. The School of Sport, Tourism and Hospitality Management (STHM) is affiliated with the Fox School.Job Prospects: Students who are not already working in the industry typically find placements in convention and visitors bureaus; convention centers; destination marketing organizations (DMOs); tour operations; tourism attractions; local, state, and national tourism bureaus; and chambers of commerce.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Tourism Analytics
  • Sustainable Tourism Development
  • Tourism Economics and Policy
  • Destination Events - A Global Perspective
  • Destination Management and Marketing
  • Cultural Intelligence

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    • Full-time duration 13 months
    • Duration description
      Time Limit for Degree Completion: 4 years, but the program is designed to be completed over 13 months.
    • Average part-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    30 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 3

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 3 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

  • GRE or GMAT: Required. Individuals may qualify for a GRE/GMAT waiver based on academic or professional history.

    This programme accepts GRE® scores. However, it does not provide a recommended score range.

    The GRE® General Test is a widely administered admissions test that measures the skills needed in today's graduate and business school programs worldwide. The GRE® General Test contains three sections - Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, and Analytical Writing. Three scores are reported: a Verbal Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, a Quantitative Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, and an Analytical Writing score on a 0 - 6 score scale in half-point increments.

General Requirements

  • Research your graduate degree program
  • Complete online application
  • Submit your supporting credentials (Statement of Goals, Transcripts, Standardized Test Scores, Letters of Recommendation, Résumé, Portfolio, Audition or Interview)
  • Bachelor's Degree in Discipline/Related Discipline: A baccalaureate degree is required.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    1082 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1082 USD per credit and a duration of 13 months.
  • National

    1082 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1082 USD per credit and a duration of 13 months.
  • In-State

    933 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 933 USD per credit and a duration of 13 months.
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Living costs for Philadelphia

  • 1313 - 2290 USD/month
    Living Costs

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