Students entering the MS degree program must have a BS/BA degree in hospitality administration or a related field and relevant work experience.
The phenomenal growth of the hospitality and tourism industry and the demand for hospitality professionals with strategic skills have resulted in tremendous opportunities for graduates with an advanced degree in hospitality and tourism administration. Graduates from this program can integrate newly acquired skills and knowledge in the areas of hotel, restaurant, tourism administration, hospitality education and instruction to enhance their professional career. Students in the MS program also seek research careers and pursue Ph.D. degrees.
The Ph.D. program specialization in hospitality administration is one of only a handful offered in the world. The program prepares new scholars with the competencies and confidence needed to teach and conduct research and apply research findings in teaching and the hospitality and tourism industry.