Program RequirementsThe degree program requires a minimum of 34 (thesis option) to 37 (non-thesis option) semester hours. These include courses in the common core made up of required courses, research methods, and directed electives.
- Required (13 s.h.)- SUTO 6000, 6100, 6200, 6300, 6700
- Research Methods (6 s.h)- Possible courses listed below, but this is not an exhaustive list
- SOCI 6212, 6213 Social Statistics (3)
- RCLS 6300 Statistics and Analysis in Health and Human Performance (3)
- ECON 6301 Econometrics I (3)
- PSYC 6430 Statistics and Research Design (3)
- RCLS 6110 Research Methods in Recreational Therapy and Recreational Leisure Services (3)
- GEOG 6150 Quantitative Methods in Geography (3)
- OMGT 6213 Operations and Supply Chain Management (3)
- PLAN 6301 GIS and CAD Application for Planning (3)
- Choose a minimum of 9 s.h. electives from approved listing of courses.
- SUTO 7000- 6 s.h.
- Independent Study, research, internship- 3 s.h.
- Complete directed study, research, internship under faculty mentor.
- Electives- 6 s.h.
Courses Offered in MS-ST Program
SUTO 6000. Principles of Tourism and Sustainability (3 s.h.)
Theories of tourism and sustainable tourism; local and global applications of sustainable tourism practices.
SUTO 6100. Environmental Systems and Sustainability (3 s.h.)Integration of environmental science in sustainability and tourism; emphasis on environmental systems impacts and tourism; causes and consequences of environmental change.
SUTO 6200. Development and Management of Sustainable Tourism (3 s.h.)
P: Admission to the graduate program or consent of instructor. Socially and environmentally responsible business practices in sustainable tourism.
SUTO 6300. Policy and Planning of Sustainable Tourism (3 s.h.)
P: Admission to the graduate program or consent of instructor. Public policy issues and planning; strategies crucial to sustainable tourism.
SUTO 6400. Sustainable Tourism Internship (Non-Thesis Option) (3 s.h.)
P: SUTO 6000 or consent of program director. Application of advanced sustainable concepts within a community or industrial setting.
SUTO 6600. Study Abroad in International Sustainable Tourism and Management (3 s.h.)
P: Consent of instructor. May be repeated for a maximum of 6 s.h. Sustainable management of natural and cultural resources in international settings.
SUTO 6610. Sustainable Tourism Field Studies in Regional and National Settings (1, 2, 3 s.h.)
P: Consent of instructor. May be repeated for a maximum of 3 s.h. Sustainable tourism principles and practices in regional and national settings.
SUTO 6700. Research Seminar in Sustainable Tourism (1 s.h.)
P: Consent of the Graduate Program Director. May be repeated for a maximum of 2 s.h. Review and critique of current research, methods, theory, best practices, and/or applied projects.
SUTO 6710. Special Topics in Sustainable Tourism (1, 2, 3 s.h.)
P: Graduate standing. May be repeated for a maximum of 6 s.h. New or advanced topics in an area of specialization within sustainable tourism.
SUTO 6900. Independent Study in Sustainable Tourism (1, 2, 3 s.h.)
P: Consent of Graduate Program Director. May be repeated for a maximum of 6 s.h. Analysis of specific problems and issues in sustainable tourism.
SUTO 7000. Thesis (Thesis Option) (1-6 s.h.)
May be repeated. May count a maximum of 6 s.h.