Colorado State University’s Master of Tourism Management program teaches the skills needed by future leaders of the rapidly expanding global tourism industry.  Our holistic approach blends sustainable tourism practices, strategic analysis and industry expertise based on input from our advisory board. Uniquely positioned within the Warner College of Natural Resources, this program is offered through The Department of Human Dimensions of Natural Resources which has more than 90 years experience in the education and involvement of diverse publics in natural resource conservation and nature based tourism.

The demands and complexities of the tourism system today require a holistic approach to advanced education. We provide an exceptional educational opportunity in an interdisciplinary nine-month accelerated master’s program with an emphasis on applied and experiential learning. Our students graduate with the skills and industry connections critical to the successful start or advancement of their careers in tourism management.

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Two Ways to Study

On Campus

  • CSU’s beautiful campus provides all the amenities of a world class university in Fort Collins, Colorado; consistently named one of the best places to live .
  • Study in a beautiful landscape known for thoughtful, progressive approaches to sustainable tourism.
  • Perfect proximity to premier tourism and ski destinations.


  • With Colorado State University Online
  • Flexibility for students and professionals anywhere in the world.
  • Academic content and rigor are identical to our on-campus program.
  • Advanced interactive online environment at your convenience.
  • Graduate with the same degree as students who study on campus at CSU.

Online Master of Tourism Student Travels the US in Custom Built Van

When COVID-19 reached the US Chris Welch knew that he wanted to get a graduate education in nature based tourism, so he hit the open…

Leading the way in sustainability: a conversation with Explore Worldwide’s Prue Stone

We recently had an opportunity to chat with Prue Stone, Head of Sustainability at Explore Worldwide about sustainably-minded travel, policy, and careers in sustainable tourism….

Roger Dow, US Travel Association Speaks With MTM Students on the Impacts of COVID-19 on US Tourism

Roger Dow of the US Travel Association recently spoke with CSU Master of Tourism students on the Impacts of the COVID-19 Pandemic on U.S. Tourism….

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UNWTO Affiliate Member

By being a student in a United Nations World Tourism Organization affiliate member program you are provided access to their interactive platform, networks, working groups, partnerships with public and private tourism stakeholders, AM newsletter, and access to their UNWTO E-Library; which offers an unparalleled coverage of research and information in the area of tourism and giving access to over 1,100 UNWTO publications including books, journals along with UNWTO Barometer and UNWTO Statistical data. Learn More