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    Jul 24, 2024  
2022-2023 Graduate Catalog 
    
2022-2023 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Hospitality Management, MS


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The following requirements must be satisfied for a Master of Science with a major in hospitality management.

Admission requirements


The student must meet the requirements for admission to the Toulouse Graduate School. Included in these requirements are:

  • A bachelor’s degree from an accredited university.
  • An undergraduate GPA of at least 3.0 for the last 60 semester hours of course work or a 2.8 GPA on all undergraduate work.
  • A demonstrated proficiency in oral and written English.
  • A minimum of 24 semester hours of undergraduate work in hospitality management or the equivalent; 12 of the 24 hours must be advanced. Students who do not meet the requirements must complete specified prerequisite courses in hospitality management during the first semester in the graduate program, earning a grade no lower than B.

In addition, to be considered for admission into the hospitality management program, students need to submit the following to the HTM Graduate Programs Coordinator:

  • Three letters of recommendation from employers or teachers.
  • A resume.
  • A professional essay addressing the student’s motivation and perseverance toward educational goals, academic or professional honors, recognitions and awards, and a demonstrated commitment to the field of study.

Students graduating from the Honors College with a 3.5 or higher GPA are entitled to automatic admission to, and are not required to submit standardized test scores for admission to, the Toulouse Graduate School and, with required prerequisites, to the graduate programs in the Department of Hospitality and Tourism Management.

Degree requirements


The student must earn a minimum of 36 semester hours.

Note


* A maximum of 6 hours may be included on the degree plan.

Electives, 6 hours


Courses must be approved by HTM advisor.

Thesis option or individual research option


The student will select one of the following options.

  • Thesis option: This option requires a minimum of 36 semester hours with 24 hours in the student’s major area, 6 hours of electives, and 6 hours of HMGT 5950 , Master’s Thesis. The student must complete and defend the thesis successfully and submit it for approval.
  • Individual research option: This option requires a minimum of 36 semester hours with 27 hours in the student’s major area, 6 hours of electives, and 3 hours of HMGT 5920 , Problem in Lieu of Thesis.

 

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