California State University, East Bay

College of Education and Allied Studies

Recreation and Tourism



Program Information

Degrees Offered:

Master of Science Recreation and Tourism

Format: Online

Program Description:

In our very diverse world, managing organizations is increasingly more complex. A Master's of Science in Recreation and Tourism will provide an in-depth to understanding of the fast moving, increasingly-complex challenges in the world of recreation. Through exploring the literature and theories, and how to scientifically gather data to make informed decisions, graduates will be better prepared for the world's legal, personal, and ethical dilemmas presented in their work environments. This program is offered fully online. It will make use of interactive, online learning activities designed to challenge and inspire growth. Students "come" to "class" at times when they are ready to learn-not at a specific time in the evening after working all day. It is not a self-paced program. Discussions happen asynchronously. One might log on at 10 p.m. or find a classmate is awake and doing work online at 4 a.m. after he got off the night shift. This way of learning is different. You are not only the receiver of knowledge, but now you are asked to be more actively engaged in your own learning. You will be asked not only to absorb, but also to discover and create knowledge. The role of the instructor is the designer of these learning challenges. This is much more like what happens in the real world of work. The program is designed to provide a strong intellectual core, but also to allow specialization via projects. This program is 45 units, 10 courses of 4.5 units each and two courses will be offered each quarter. It is possible to complete this program in 5 quarters, although some students will want more time to accommodate their work schedules. The degree must be completed within 5 years. The faculty is committed to students' success, both in work and graduate school. The courses will be offered once a year, 2 courses each of all four quarters. Student Learning Outcomes Students graduating with an M.S. in Recreation and Tourism from Cal State East Bay will: 1.Be able to identify challenges in personnel, program, and logistics areas and be able to use data gathered to make decisions quickly and accurately; 2.Be able to assess industry trends, and market conditions and know how to lead their employees and organizations to make improvements to service; 3.Be able to thoroughly discuss the theoretical foundations of leisure, hospitality, and tourism and how they work together to increase the quality of life of people; 4.Be exemplary leaders concerned about social justice and dignity for customers, staff, and stakeholders. Career Possibilities •Recreation Program Manager •Youth Sports Manager •Event Manager •Meetings and Conference Manager •Aquatics Manager •Senior Center Manager •Resort Manager •Retirement Community Program Director •Camp Director •Preschool Director •After-school Director •Country Club Manager Features Our student-centered department has designed this masters degree for working adults. All of our courses are offered totally online. We are dedicated to helping you realize your dreams. Our friendly, accessible faculty will advise you about meeting all requirements in the most efficient manner. We have excellent industry contacts and can help you plan your future advancement in our profession. All our faculty have been Leisure and Hospitality industry professionals.



Facts & Figures

# of Credits Required: 45 quarter units

In State Tuition (per year): 5000 USD

Out State Tuition (per year): 11000 USD

Classification: Master's College or University I

Locale: Midsize City

Size & Settings: 10,000-19,999

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