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Tourism Management, MSR

Master of Science in Recreation

The IU Online Master of Science in Recreation in Tourism Management provides students with a comprehensive understanding of the global tourism industry. The program integrates academic theory with a real-world application so you can excel in this multi-billion dollar industry. 

This fully online program prepares you for travel and tourism roles in the public, private, and voluntary sectors. It challenges you to discover new ways in which technology can support a destination and explores how to attract and retain visitor markets and how to manage tourism effectively and sustainably. Faculty members are respected experts in sustainability in hospitality and tourism, travel behavior, accessible travel and hospitality, tourism planning and development, and tourism and public health.

Degree Requirements

To earn the MSR in Tourism Management, you must complete at least 35 credit hours. Requirements are broken down as follows:

  • All new master's degree students must complete the noncredit online course, Foundational Knowledge in Public Health, available thorugh IU Expand, no later than the end of their first semester of graduate study. 
  • Tourism management core courses (21 credit hours)
  • Capstone courses (2–5 credit hours)
  • Remaining electives (9–12 credit hours)



To be accepted to this program, you must have:
  1. A bachelor’s degree
To apply to this program, complete an online application that includes:
  1. Official transcripts
  2. Resume
  3. Three letters of recommendation
  4. GRE score
  5. Statement of purpose, 600 words or fewer
  6. TOEFL or IELTS scores (international applicants only)



SPH-Q 501Introduction to Statistics in Public Health3 Credits
SPH-R 510Philosophy of Leisure & Recreation3 Credits
SPH-R 512Admin Theory & Practice in Leisure3 Credits
SPH-R 542Fiscal Management in Rec Admin3 Credits
SPH-T 550Foundational Issues in Research in Tourism3 Credits
SPH-T 552Contemporary Issues in Tourism Studies3 Credits
SPH-R 590Intro to Research in Health and Wellness Design3 Credits

Capstone courses

SPH-R 598Master's Project in Administration2-4 Credits
SPH-R 599Master's Thesis5 Credits


SPH-R 522Strategic Plan & Management in PRT & PL3 Credits
SPH-R 573Current Events2 Credits
SPH-R 585Leisure as a Determinant of Health3 Credits
SPH-R 513Econ & Marketing for Lesiure & Tourism3 Credits
SPH-O 510Human Health, Quality of Life, and Natural Environments3 Credits
SPH-R 544Legal Aspects of Recreation3 Credits

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Tuition & Fees

Cost for Indiana Residents
  • Per Credit Hour
  • Tuition: $508.45
  • 3 Credit Hours
  • Tuition: $1525.35

Additional fees will apply.

Cost for Out of State Residents
  • Per Credit Hour
  • Tuition: $609.78
  • 3 Credit Hours
  • Tuition: $1829.34
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