Hospitality and Tourism Management Master's Degree Requirements
Master of Science Degree Program
The Department of Hospitality and Tourism Management offers a Master of Science (M.S.) degree in Hotel and Tourism Management (HTM). The program includes HTM courses as well as courses in Management, Marketing, Finance, Accounting, Sport Management, Education, Statistics, Regional Planning, and Resource Economics. Students may select courses from these and other departments to individually develop their particular specialty area of study.
1. Students must demonstrate competency in the following areas: 1) computer literacy (word processing, spread sheets), 2) marketing, 3) economics, 4) statistics, 5) accounting, 6) finance and 7) foundations in the hospitality industry. Students lacking a basic foundation in any of these areas must complete courses to remedy such deficiencies (0-21 credits).
2. Professional Foundation (3-6 cr)
3. Professional Core (18 cr)
4. Specialty Area (18 cr)
5. Thesis Option (6 credits)
Dual Degree Option in Hospitality and Tourism Management and Management
The department also offers a dual degree option whereby students earn both the M.S. in Hospitality and Tourism Management and M.B.A. degrees concurrently. Students complete M.B.A. and HTM core courses, electives, and a thesis or industry research project.
1. M.B.A. (MANAGMNT) Core (42 credits)
2. HTM Core (15 credits)
3. Elective Courses (9-12 credits)
4. Industry Research Project or Thesis (3-6 credits)
Hospitality and Tourism Management Doctoral Degree Requirements
The department offers a Ph.D. in Management with a concentration in Hospitality and Tourism Management. Among the requirements are the following SCH-MGMT courses:
883 Seminar in Tourism Management and Research
Further information is available in the Management section of this Bulletin.
Application for graduate study should be made directly through the Dean of the Graduate School, as described elsewhere in this Bulletin. A complete application consists of (a) the application form, (b) two references, (c) two sets of official transcripts of all college-level work, and (d) an official score report on the Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT). Application deadlines are found elsewhere in this Bulletin. Action is taken immediately upon receipt of a complete application by the Graduate School.