Student Highlight

Leah Joyner, MS-STLeah Joyner

Leah's passion for food and agritourism inspired the second year MS-ST student to co-host (with Dr. Carol Kline) the Sustainable Farm Tour this past year in the Greenbriar Valley of West Virginia. Leah recently gave her mid-semester presentation on the experience. This is one presentation you will not want to miss out on! View it now!!

As pictured above, Leah also has a profound passion for photography. Her work is amazing and you can view her collection here.


Will the MS-ST be offered online or through distance education?

At this point in time we will not be offering this degree program online or through distance learning. Students admitted to our graduate program must be able to attend their courses in person. Consideration for online options is being made for the future.

Is the GRE required?

Yes, the general GRE test is required of all applicants regardless of previous undergraduate or graduate degrees. We do not require any GRE subject tests. MAT scores are not accepted.

Can I attend this graduate program part-time?

Yes, you may attend part-time. Please keep in mind that your time-to-degree will be extended and that we expect that students in our program will finish their degree in a timely manner.

Can international students apply for MS-ST program?

Yes, we accept applications from international students. Please visit the ECU Graduate Catalogue website for information on additional requirements for international students.

Do I have to have a tourism degree/background to be accepted to the program?

No, you are not required to have an undergraduate degree in tourism or to have worked in the tourism industry to be accepted into the program. However, your statement of purpose will be carefully considered as part of the application process. Due to the specialized nature of the program, it is important that your professional and/or academic goals are closely related to the field of sustainable tourism.

Is there funding and/or scholarships available for the program?

Yes, please click here.

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