M.Sc. On Campus

Community Resources and Development - Tourism

Arizona State University

12 months
26460 USD/year
24498 USD/year
12014 USD/year
Tuition fee
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Aspiring leaders like you learn how to reinvent aspects of tourism through community solutions analysis, considering all regulatory, policy and relational factors to make informed and innovative decisions while collaborating with a faculty mentor along the way. The Community Resources and Development - Tourism MSc program is offered at Arizona State University.


The Community Resources and Development - Tourism MSc program from Arizona State University is a research-oriented master's degree program. Students learn to analyze and understand critical topics and issues pertinent to the fields of tourism, parks and recreation management, nonprofits and nongovernmental organizations, and sustainable communities.

Career Opportunities

This degree prepares graduates for careers in governmental agencies, nonprofit organizations and private-sector businesses. Career opportunities include:

  • tourism officers
  • parks and recreation officers
  • nonprofit and nongovernmental organization officers
  • community services officers

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Research Methods 
  • Statistical and Data Analysis
  • Community Services Management 
  • Critical Issues
  • Theoretical Perspectives in Community Development 
  • Advanced Tourism and Recreation Studies
  • Sustainable Tourism

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 SCH
  • 30 credit hours and a thesis, or
  • 36 credit hours including the required applied project


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Applicants must fulfill the requirements of both the Graduate College and the Watts College of Public Service and Community Solutions.
  • Applicants are eligible to apply to the program if they have earned a bachelor's or master's degree, in a related discipline, from a regionally accredited institution.
  • Applicants must have a minimum GPA of 3.00 (scale is 4.00 = "A") in the last 60 hours of their first bachelor's degree program, or applicants must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.00 (scale is 4.00 = "A") in an applicable master's degree program.
All applicants must submit:
  • graduate admission application and application fee
  • official transcripts
  • statement of professional and academic goals
  • three letters of recommendation
  • current resume
  • proof of English proficiency

Tuition Fee

To alway see correct tuition fees
  • International

    26460 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 26460 USD per year during 12 months.
  • National

    24498 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 24498 USD per year during 12 months.
  • In-State

    12014 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 12014 USD per year during 12 months.

Living costs for Phoenix

900 - 1450 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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