MPS Sustainable Tourism Management
Gain essential information and tools to address the rapidly expanding opportunities and sustainability challenges in international and domestic travel and tourism.
The program is designed to maximize the integrity and resilience of natural ecosystems and destination cultures and communities while providing equitable and durable economic impact from tourism benefitting providers, participants, collaborators, and host community members. The program features two short residencies: A 7-day Adirondack Residency at Paul Smith’s College during the first summer, and a 7-day International Residency at a changing destination in the second summer.
Designed with adult learners in mind, our Master’s of Sustainable Tourism Management can be completed in just over one calendar year. Most coursework is delivered online for easy access from any location, and learning is reinforced in two short residencies that immerse students in the unique natural landscape on and around the Paul Smith’s College campus and another dynamic sustainable tourism destination at the end of the program. These onsite sessions build deep connections and professional networks with faculty and peer students while allowing learners to continue their careers and personal lives wherever they live. Recent graduates, military veterans, and full-time professionals can all achieve an advanced degree without sacrificing their ability to earn an income.