Move up in your career with an advanced degree in Hospitality and Tourism management. Areas of study include specializations in real estate and a thesis option for those interested in research.

Academics

M.S. in Hospitality Management

For career-oriented individuals who want to earn a master’s degree without a thesis.

  • 12-month program
  • Online option available
  • Flexible schedule
  • No industry experience required

M.S. in Hospitality Management with Specialization in Hospitality Real Estate Development

For candidates who want to jump start their careers with an advanced degree designed to give students an in-depth knowledge about the business of real estate and development in the hospitality industry. Students will learn to bridge the gap between development and real estate to accomplish a company’s expansion goals. They will be prepared to become an integral part of teams focused on research, analysis, site selection and development.

  • 12-month program
  • Fully online
  • Flexible schedule
  • No industry experience required

M.S. in Hospitality Management with Specialization in Mega Events

Larger events are inherently more complicated, requiring additional security and facility concerns, as well as presenting greater budgetary and marketing pressures. Candidates would receive a rare opportunity to enhance their event management skills in producing programs for over 10,000 attendees. Courses focus on festivals, trade shows, major conventions, sports events, and concerts.

  • 12-month program
  • Flexible schedule

M.S. in Hospitality Management with Specialization in Revenue Management

For candidates who want to jump start their careers with an advanced degree in hospitality management specializing in revenue management, one of the fastest growing sectors in the industry. As critical thinkers and strategists with the goal of maximizing revenue, students in this specialization will sharpen their data gathering, analytical and decision-making skills. Using advanced techniques and modern tools, they will be prepared to devise comprehensive, company-wide revenue management strategies.

  • 12-month program
  • Fully online
  • Flexible schedule
  • No industry experience required

Joint Degree in International Real Estate and Hospitality Management

M.S in Hospitality Management (thesis)

For individuals interested in conducting research at the graduate level in order to pursue doctoral studies after graduation.

  • Thesis required
  • Opportunity to collaborate with faculty on research

Executive M.S. in Hospitality Management

For individuals who have at least five years of documented professional experience in hospitality management.

  • 10-month program
  • Fully online
  • Accelerated program
  • Experience required

Ed.D. in Adult Education & Human Resource Development

For individuals who want to pursue an academic career and conduct research in the area of hospitality and tourism.

Applicants to the School must submit a graduate application for admission to the University and must follow the regular University admission procedures described in the Admission section of the catalog.

Applicants must be eligible for admission to the University before admission to the School. Admissions standards for the Master of Science degree in Hospitality Management are an earned four-year bachelor’s degree with a 3.0 grade point average (GPA) on a 4.0 scale. International graduate student applicants whose native language is not English are required to submit a score for the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or for the International English Language Testing System (IELTS). Minimum required scores is 550 on the paper based TOEFL (with no subscore below 52), 80 on the internet- based TOEFL (iBT) (with no subscore below 17) or 6.5 overall on the IELTS (with no subscore below 5.5).

An applicant with an undergraduate upper division grade point average (GPA) of less than 3.0 should submit scores of Graduate Record Examination (GRE or Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT), which will be taken into consideration by the admissions committee in its evaluation of the application. Students who have earned a minimum 3.0 (as evaluated by the University Graduate Admission’s office) may be waived from the GRE or GMAT requirement.