THE MASTER OF TOURISM ADMINISTRATION PROGRAM
Our highly respected Master of Tourism Administration (MTA) program prepares graduate students for successful and rewarding careers in event and meeting management, hospitality management, sport management, and sustainable tourism management.
Located in the heart of Washington, D.C., within a top-ranked business school, our MTA faculty combines classroom and field-based learning with exceptional access for jobs and internships, professional networking, and career development.
For over 40 years, students have enjoyed world-class educational experiences by pursuing an MTA graduate degree at the George Washington University. Follow us though social media, read more about current news and developments. When you are ready, apply to join our MTA family, or contact us to learn more. We look forward to hearing from you!
Interested in being a leader in the tourism, hospitality, sport, or event field?
Look no longer as we prepare students for career goals. Faculty are connected, current, and care about students. The program takes full advantage of Washington, D.C., with terrific opportunities for practical experience, professional networking, and career development.
Don’t wait, pursue your passion and apply for admission to our program. On this page, learn more about you will need as part of the application process. We aim to make the process as smooth as possible, and if you have any questions along the way please contact us.
The application can be completed online and you will hear in two-three weeks once it has been submitted. Transcripts, two letters of recommendations, a statement of purpose, and GRE/GMAT (some exceptions apply) are required.
Jobs, Internships, and Careers
GW’s Master of Tourism program offers you real-world learning opportunities through projects, internships and research to prepare you for a career in the sport, events, hospitality and tourism fields.
From scholarships and fellowships to loans and work-study arrangements, we offer a wealth of resources to help you finance your Master of Tourism Administration degree.
Our MTA faculty and staff are passionate, student-centered, and approachable. GW has attracted internationally renowned professors and guest speakers who share their knowledge, industry know-how, and professional connections. We are fortunate to be located “at the center of it all,” which helps us build strong relationships with industry leaders and is a distinct advantage in securing internships, jobs, and careers for our students.
Our MTA program is proud to welcome successful, high-profile adjunct faculty and guest lecturers who share their expertise and cutting-edge knowledge with our students. These champions of industry, government and non-profit organizations are a key component of the GW experience.
At GW, learning and networking occur far beyond the classroom. Students choose among varied for-credit opportunities including consulting in developing global destinations, domestic case studies, and immersion programs at the Olympic Games and World Cup.
Whether you are a prospective student or a member of the GW community, get the latest insights from our program and faculty through a variety of social media channels.
View past editions of our program e-newsletters, and sign up to receive future editions. Also, keep up with the news our faculty has made in their specialized fields.
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