Hospitality Management - MS

The Master of Science (MS) degree is designed to provide advanced education for the rapidly evolving hospitality field. Students will have a choice of two study options: the on-campus thesis or non-thesis program (non-thesis also offered in distance education format). The MS degree requires a minimum of 30 semester hours for the thesis track and 33 for non-thesis. The principle difference between the two programs is the emphasis on primary research. The thesis track aims to develop the necessary skills to perform high level, timely and relevant research aimed to rejuvenate existing hospitality thinking and practice. The non-thesis track is designed mainly for individuals interested in combining current work life with the need for educational advancement. Non-thesis requirements include completion of a research project relevant to the student's business environment. 
Both Master's tracks offer an interesting blend of theoretical and applied courses created to keep students abreast of current management thinking and practice. Particular emphasis is placed on the concepts of workplace diversity, informed decision-making and management in a global context. 

The following presents the coursework for both degree options:

Thesis Option:

HOSP 7090 Consumer Behavior in H&T                        (3 hours)

HOSP 7500 Global Hospitality Strategy                         (3 hours)

HOSP 7050 Advanced Hospitality Operations               (3 hours)

       PSYC 7270 Experimental Design in Psychology I         (4 hours)

       PSYC 7730 Research Methods Indsl./Orgl Psyc. *       (3 hours)

       HOSP 8910 Supervised Teaching                                  (1 hour)

       HOSP 7990 Research and Thesis                                 (4 hours)

        Electives (minimum of 9 graduate-level credit hours, 6 of which must be HOSP courses)

                * Can be substituted with CADS 7050, HDFS 7050, or MNGT 8030

Non-Thesis Option:

HOSP 7090 Consumer Behavior in H&T                 (3 hours)

HOSP 7500 Global Hospitality Strategy                  (3 hours)

HOSP 7050 Advanced Hospitality Operations        (3 hours)

       HOSP 7980 Non-Thesis Research                          (4 hours)

       Electives (minimum of 17 graduate-level credit hours, 6 of which must be HOSP courses)