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 of 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 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.

Come talk to us and learn about Tourism Naturally.

Two Ways to Study

On Campus

  • Study at a world-class university in a charming city that is consistently recognized as one of the best places to live in America, near premier tourism destinations
  • Engage in interactive classroom discussion and experiential learning activities
  • Cultivate professional relationships through career networking opportunities


  • Obtain a master’s degree on a flexible timeline, customized for you
  • Engage with interactive, online learning tools
  • Apply an industry-driven curriculum that blends tourism, business, and sustainability to your career advancement

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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