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Master of Science in Hospitality and Tourism Management

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Course Delivery

100% online

Total Credits

30

Approximate Program Cost

$16,100

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Program Overview

The Master of Science degree in Hospitality and Tourism Management provides an integrated hospitality and tourism education with an emphasis on regional, national and global implications of the field. The curriculum combines specialty classes in hospitality and business management, preparing graduates for well-compensated positions as managers in restaurants, hotels, conference centers, country clubs, and other hospitality venues.

Students will develop critical analysis skills, research abilities, and understand advanced hospitality and tourism issues. Graduates will be prepared to successfully secure management positions of leadership in the tourism and hospitality industry.

Topics Covered:

  • Hotel Management
  • Club Management
  • Tourism Management
  • Tourism Development
  • Park Management
  • Event Management
  • Food and Beverage Management

Program Structure

  • 30 minimum credits
  • 11 courses

Admissions Requirements

DOMESTIC (U.S.) STUDENTS

  • Complete Online Application
  • Three letters of recommendation 
  • Resume
  • Document describing professional goals
  • Official transcripts from ALL colleges/universities attended including any two-year degree programs and graduate programs (Except Kent State graduates)*
  • Degree certificate

Send completed information to:
Division of Graduate Studies
650 Hilltop Drive
Kent State University
Kent, OH 44242
gradapps@kent.edu

INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS

  • International Graduate Application
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Resume
  • Document describing professional goals
  • Official transcripts from ALL colleges/universities attended including any two-year degree programs and graduate programs (Except Kent State graduates)*  
  • Degree certificate
  • TOEFL/IELTS score.  International students applying for admission to the Master of Science in Hospitality and Tourism Management are strongly encouraged to be able to achieve English proficiency test results that are equivalent to a total computer-based TOEFL score of 80, with scores no lower than 20 in the speaking, writing, listening and reading segments or 6.5 in IELTS.  The TOEFL/IELTS score will need to be submitted directly to Kent State University.  The institution code for Kent State University is 1367.

*Transcripts can be emailed as part of the application; however, the original transcripts will need to be submitted upon arrival at Kent State University.

Send all completed materials to:
Office of Global Education
Kent State University
106 Van Campen Hall
625 Loop Rd.
Kent, OH 44242
intladm@kent.edu

Important Dates

May
19

Classes Begin

Summer 2021 Semester

Aug
25

Classes Begin

Fall 2021 Semester

Jan
17

Classes Begin

Spring 2022 Semester

Courses

Courses for the online MS in Hospitality and Tourism Management frame a range of topics including, but not limited to, hospitality marketing, leadership and managerial assessment, international marketing, global issues in tourism trade, and tourism development. The program does culminate in a capstone project.

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Tuition and Fees

Ohio Residents Out of State/International
Per Credit Hour Per 3-Credit Course Approximate Program Cost Per Credit Hour Per 3-Credit Course Approximate Program Cost
$536 $1,608 Approximate Cost: $16,100 $546 $1,638 Approximate Cost: $16,400

An additional Distance Learning fee for all students enrolled in a distance learning course is $12 per credit hour. Program tuition and costs are estimated and subject to change.

Actual tuition costs may vary based on a student’s chosen academic plan. For a complete listing of tuition rates for approved online programs please contact the One Stop for Student Services at 330-672-6000, or via our website Contact Us link.

The total program costs are estimates and are not final or binding. Program costs are based on standard fees, but fees may vary based on the actual classes taken.  Kent State University disclaims any liability arising from the use of or reliance upon these program cost estimates by any person.  Program costs are subject to change without notice.

Additional out-of-state surcharge for students enrolled in an online program: All Graduate—All Campuses: $10/hr.

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