The program information below was valid for the fall 2016 term (September 1, 2016 - December 31, 2016). This is the archived version; the most up-to-date program information is available through the current Graduate Studies Academic Calendar.

The Graduate Studies Academic Calendar is updated 3 times per year, at the start of each academic term (January 1, May 1, September 1). Graduate Studies Academic Calendars from previous terms can be found in the archives.

  • Admit term(s) 
    • Fall
  • Delivery mode 
    • On-campus
  • Length of program 
    • Students are required to spend a minimum of two terms of full-time registration on campus (or equivalent part-time registration of four terms). All degree requirements must normally be completed within two years of initial registration, although students may apply to the Associate Dean of Graduate Studies of the Faculty for a time extension.  
  • Program type 
    • Collaborative
    • Master's
    • Research
  • Registration option(s) 
    • Full-time
    • Part-time
  • Study option(s) 
  • Minimum requirements 
    • An Honours Bachelor's degree (or equivalent) with at least a 75% average.
  • Application materials 
    • Résumé/Curriculum vitae
      • Including past academic and professional experience, if any.
    • Supplementary information form
    • Transcript(s)
      • Copies of unofficial academic transcripts, with an explanation of the grading scheme from each post-secondary institution that the student has attended.
    • Writing sample
      • An academic example of written work in English (published refereed paper, an honours thesis, a major term paper, etc.).
  • References 
    • Number of references:  3
    • Type of references: 

      normally from academic sources, but may be from professional sources.

  • English language proficiency (ELP) (if applicable)

    Thesis option:

  • Graduate Academic Integrity Module (Graduate AIM)
  • Courses 
    • Required courses
      • TOUR 602 Seminar on Tourism Research
      • TOUR 603 Sustainable Tourism
    • Elective courses
      • 1 of the following:
        • REC 672 Quantitative Research Data Analysis and Interpretation
        • REC 673 Qualitative Research Data Analysis and Interpretation
      • 2 of the following:
        • REC 615 Consumer Research and Marketing Leisure Services
        • REC 630 Policy and Planning of Nature‐based Recreation and Tourism
        • REC 680 The Dynamics of Tourism
        • REC 685 The Structure of Tourism
        • TOUR 601 Contemporary Perspectives on Tourism
        • TOUR 604 Social Planning for Tourism
        • REC 609 Internship in Recreation Service/TOUR 609 Practicum in Tourism
        • Substitutions will be considered by a request to the Graduate Officer.
  • Link(s) to courses
  • Master’s Thesis
  • Other requirements 
    • There are no formal language requirements, but students engaged in field work outside of Canada are encouraged to complete formal language training through either the University or an outside agency.