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Graduate students interested in conducting research in hospitality and tourism management research during graduate and post-graduate studies can choose the thesis track of the Master of Science in Hospitality Management. This program is ideal for those who hope to pursue a Ph.D. in the future.

This 33-credit program includes a three-credit thesis course and a three-credit elective.

Program at a glance

  • Ranked among the top 10 programs in the US by QS World University Rankings
  • We have the most graduates earning the highest starting salaries compared to any other Florida State University hospitality program
  • Can be completed in as little as 12 months!
  • Career Services department dedicated solely to Hospitality Students
  • Take part in the 5-day, star-studded South Beach Wine & Food Festival®
    • A national, star-studded, five-day destination event showcasing the talents of the world’s most renowned wine and spirits producers, chefs, and culinary personalities.
  • International students can take advantage of off-campus employment at the start of the Master's program for up to 1300 hours!
    • As well as 1-year of Optional Practical Training (OPT) upon graduation
  • Total tuition cost:
    • In-state student tuition, on-campus: $15,015
    • Out-of-state and international student tuition, on-campus: $33,033
    • Fully online program: $24, 750

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Core requirements – 33 credits

  • Accounting & Financial Management: 3
  • Global Issues in Hospitality & Tourism: 3
  • Research and Statistical Methods: 3
  • Hospitality and Tourism Industry Research Analysis: 3
  • Marketing & Sales in Hospitality & Tourism: 3
  • Hospitality Law Seminar: 3
  • Revenue Management OR Feasibility Studies OR Restaurant Development: 3
  • Organizational Behavior in the Hospitality Industry: 3
  • Hospitality Elective: 3
  • Thesis I: 3
  • Strategic Management for Hospitality and Tourism: 3

Thesis track guidelines

Students in the thesis track are expected to familiarize themselves with procedures and expectations as outlined in the Hospitality Management Thesis Track Guidelines.

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Non-thesis option

Earn an advanced degree without a required thesis in the Master of Science in Hospitality Management program. This non-thesis option also has an accelerated track, which can be completed online in 12 months.