Sep 28, 2020
The grad pathway leading toward an MS with a major in hospitality management offers students an opportunity to earn first a Bachelor of Science then a Master of Science degree in a shorter time period and at less cost. Exceptional students in the Department of Hospitality and Tourism Management can obtain degrees in an expedited time frame. The grad pathway is intended for selected students as preparation to pursue career goals or for preparation to pursue a doctoral degree.
Admission requirements and program policies
Students meeting the admission criteria will be admitted to the Hospitality Management Grad Track Pathway. The full-time faculty member with oversight responsibility will monitor each student’s progress through unofficial transcripts and will meet at least once a semester with the student to review progress on the Grad Track Pathway. Students will be advised each semester separately with the Director of CMHT Advising and the HTM graduate faculty with oversite responsibility. The director of undergraduate academic advising will ensure that the student is on track to complete the bachelor’s degree within one year after first enrolling in an associated graduate course. The program will be promoted through Preview and Orientation events, on the CMHT website, through CMHT Advising office, and HTM faculty. A packet with criteria for admission and information about the program will be distributed to advisors, faculty, and prospective qualified students.
Students seeking admission to the Grad Track Pathway in Hospitality Management will apply both to the program area and for conditional admission to the Toulouse Graduate School. An applicant must have successfully completed 75 or more credit hours of their bachelor’s degree program with an overall GPA of at least 3.5 before applying.
Two letters of recommendation from faculty in the Hospitality and Tourism Department are required.
Students conditionally admitted can begin enrolling in the Pathway courses after completing at least 90 credit hours of coursework towards their bachelor’s degree program. Students must complete the bachelor’s degree within one academic year of their first pathway course in order to have the graduate course credits transferred to their graduate plan of study. Grad Track Pathway applicants must receive approval from their undergraduate advisor and the Pathways Graduate program from which they seek admission to ensure that the Graduate Pathways Courses satisfy degree requirements for their bachelor’s degree programs prior to admission to a Grad Track Pathway.
Students seeking admission to the program should first speak to the Director of CMHT Advising and to the HTM Graduate Faculty Advisor.
Students conditionally admitted to the graduate school will start taking pathways courses after completion of at least 90 credit hours of course work toward the bachelor’s degree program. Students must complete the bachelor’s degree within one academic year of their first pathways course in order to have the graduate course credits transferred to their graduate plan of study.
Students who satisfy all requirements for the undergraduate degrees and who successfully complete the graduate courses required by the grad track pathway curriculum receive unconditional admission to the graduate degree program.
Grad track pathway applicants must receive approval from their undergraduate advisor and the graduate pathways program from which they seek admission to ensure that the graduate pathways courses satisfy degree requirements for the bachelor’s degree programs prior to admission to a grad track pathway.
Students may select up to 12 hours from the following courses, which are all 3 credits. A maximum of 6 hours may be taken from the dual-numbered courses marked with (*).
- CMHT 5000 Global Discovery in Merchandising and Hospitality Management*
- CMHT 5100 Introduction to Research in Merchandising and Hospitality
- CMHT 5350 Contemporary Issues and Trends in Merchandising and Hospitality Management
- CMHT 5600 - Managing Customer Experiences
- CMHT 5830 Legal and Regulatory Aspects of Merchandising and Hospitality Management
- HMGT 5200 - Survey of Beverages in the Hospitality Industry*
- HMGT 5210 Hospitality Cost Controls*
- HMGT 5260 Hospitality Business Strategies*
- HMGT 5480 Hospitality Industry Finance*
- HMGT 5580 - Hospitality and Tourism Information Technology Strategies
- HMGT 5630 Advanced Convention and Event Management
- HMGT 5630 - Event Management
- HMGT 5820 - Facilities, Planning, Equipment Layout and Design*
For the remainder of the bachelor’s degree requirements, please see the Bachelor of Science with a major in hospitality management.
Students may select up to 12 hours from the following table of courses, which are all 3 credits. Of those 12 hours, only 6 hours may be from the dual-numbered courses.