Graduate Academic Certificates
The School of Merchandising and Hospitality Management offers graduate academic certificates in hospitality management, merchandising, and event management. The purpose of these 12-hour graduate certificates is to offer professionals in hospitality, merchandising and retail industries the opportunity to build skills and knowledge in critical analysis and subject content. See the Admission section of this catalog for admission requirements. Upon advisement of the SMHM graduate advisor and the chair of the respective program (hospitality management or merchandising), the student will complete 12 hours of content-based courses in the area of specialization. All 12 hours must be completed through UNT and with SMHM courses. The courses may be completed in residence, online or a combination of both.
Certificate students who choose to continue in a degree program are required to meet all the requirements, including GPA, GRE or GMAT, and prerequisites, of students seeking a degree in the school. Satisfactory work (minimum of a B grade) on graduate courses for the certificate may be applied to a 36-hour master of science degree program upon advisement of the graduate advisor, division chair, and the student’s major professor, who will be selected when proceeding for a degree.