St. Cloud State University

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Geography - Tourism Planning and Development (M.S.)


St. Cloud State UniversitySchool of Graduate Studies720 Fourth Avenue South

Stewart Hall 257

Saint Cloud, MN 56301

United States



Program Information

Degrees Offered:

Geography - Tourism Planning and Development (M.S.)

Format: Campus

Program Description:

The geography program will prepare you for a career focusing on tourism and its relationship to a place. Your classes will focus on sustainable development, eco-tourism and research as you prepare to present your findings. You’ll have the opportunity to pick electives that match your career goals where you can pick between courses in tourism development, land use, GIS, community heritage, regional and environmental planning and community development.

Program Highlights

  • Two graduate assistantship positions sponsored each year.
  • Emphasis and graduate certificate also available in Geographic Information Science (GIS).
  • Small class sizes with professors dedicated to one-on-one mentoring. 
  • Classroom leadership opportunities. 
  • Opportunity to study abroad including research opportunities in countries such as Russia and China. 
  • State-of-the-art Geographic Information Systems lab.



Facts & Figures

Financial Aid: No

International Financial Aid: No

Classification: Master's College or University I

Locale: Small City

Size & Settings: 10,000-19,999

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