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Event Tourism

Department of Tourism, Conventions, and Event Management

I.U. School of Physical Education and Tourism Management

Departmental E-mailtcemdept [at] iupui [dot] edu

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(Please note that when conferring University Graduate School degrees, minors, certificates, and sub-plans, The University Graduate School’s staff use those requirements contained only in The University Graduate School Bulletin.)


Degree Offered

Master of Science in Event Tourism

Special Departmental Requirements

(See also general University Graduate School requirements.)

The M.S. in Event Tourism builds on the state's rich reputation around the attraction of events to stimulate economic development and image enhancement. Graduates will have a practical and theoretical understanding of the events and experiences created by expositions, fairs, sports, festivals, conferences, meetings, and cultural destinations. The program culminates in a thesis such that graduates are well equipped to conduct research as a means to inform and improve decision making. Graduates will be prepared for positions in public, private, and nonprofit organizations related to event tourism experiences.

Admission Requirements

Applicants to the program must demonstrate a strong desire and commitment to the field and the intellectual capacity to complete graduate work.  To be considered, applicants must have or provide:

  1. Official transcripts from a baccalaureate degree in a related area (e.g., tourism management, hospitality management, sports management, leisure studies, recreation management, business) from an accredited institution.  If a student has completed course work from any Indiana University campus, there is no need to submit a transcript.
  2. A minimum G.P.A. of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale.
  3. A satisfactory score on the Graduate Record Examination taken with the past five years (Note:  All students, including graduates of IUPUI Department of Tourism, Conventions and Event Management are required to take the G.R.E.).
  4. Three letters of recommendation that address the student's potential for academic success in a graduate program.
  5. A candidate's statement (1000 words) regarding the applicant's professional experiences, personal goals, career aspirations and how earning an M.S. degree relates to each.
  6. A completed graduate program application and payment of the non-refundable application fee.
  7. International students:  A score of 550 or above for the paper-based TOEFL, 213 or above for the computer-based TOEFL, or 79 on the IBT.

Prerequisite coursework and/or degrees:  Official transcripts from a baccalaureate degree in a related area (e.g., toursim management, hospitality management, leisure studies, recreation management, and management) from an accredited institution are required.  Students applying to the program with the required prerequisite coursework and/or experience will have to take additional undergraduate courses before being admitted in the the program.  These include: TCEM 472 Global Tourism Seminar; A 300 or higher Statistics course


This program requires a total of 35 credit hours (29 credits of required coursework and 6 credits of electives).  See advisers for the list of applicable courses.



Rafael Bahamonde - (
Associate Dean of School of P.E.T.M., Graduate Programs Coordinator

Director of T.E.C.M.

Amanda Cecil

Graduate Faculty

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Yao-Yi Fu (

Carina King (

Brian Krohn (

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