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Hospitality and Tourism Management

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100% online
Total Credits
30
Approximate Tuition Cost
$17,200
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Hospitality and Tourism Management Master’s Degree 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

Dual Degree: MBA/MS Hospitality and Tourism Management

  • Students have the opportunity to complete a dual degree program with the M.B.A. degree in Business Administration and the M.S. degree in Hospitality and Tourism Management. A separate application must be submitted for each program. Students can view admission requirements for each program on their respective catalog page.
  • The dual degree Master of Business Administration and Master of Science degree in Hospitality and Tourism Management degree prepares students for responsible leadership positions and provides an integrated hospitality and tourism education with an emphasis on regional, national and global implications of the field.

Program Learning Outcomes

Graduates of this program will be able to:

  • Critically analyze and discuss managerial problems and issues related to tourism and hospitality.
  • Discuss and evaluate the social/economic, global/multicultural, operational, and environmental issues facing hospitality and tourism management.
  • Formulate professional attitudes and opinions related to the hospitality and tourism industry.
  • Use, interpret and report industry data.
  • Disseminate professional vision in a hospitality and tourism setting.

What is a Master’s in Hospitality and Tourism Management?

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.

What can I do with a Master’s in Hospitality and Tourism Management?

Examples of possible careers include:

  • Business teachers, postsecondary
  • First-line supervisors of gambling service workers
  • Food service managers
  • Gambling managers
  • Lodging managers
  • Meeting, convention, and event planners
  • Personal service managers

What will I learn in Kent State’s Master’s in Hospitality and Tourism Management program?

Students will develop critical analysis skills, and 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

Graduates of this program will be able to:

  • Critically analyze and discuss managerial problems and issues related to tourism and hospitality.
  • Discuss and evaluate the social/economic, global/multicultural, operational, and environmental issues facing hospitality and tourism management.
  • Formulate professional attitudes and opinions related to the hospitality and tourism industry.
  • Use, interpret and report industry data.
  • Disseminate professional vision in a hospitality and tourism setting.

Hospitality and Tourism Management Master’s Degree Program Admissions Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university
  • Minimum 2.750 undergraduate GPA on a 4.000-point scale
  • Official transcript(s)
  • Résumé
  • Work experience in hospitality or tourism is preferred
  • Goal statement describing professional and research goals
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • English language proficiency - all international students must provide proof of English language proficiency (unless they meet specific exceptions) by earning one of the following:
    • Minimum 550 TOEFL PBT score (paper-based version)
    • Minimum 79 TOEFL IBT score (Internet-based version)
    • Minimum 77 MELAB score
    • Minimum 6.5 IELTS score
    • Minimum 58 PTE score
    • Minimum 110 Duolingo English Test score

For more information about graduate admissions, please visit the graduate admission website. For more information on international admission, visit the international admission website.

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Important Dates

Jan
16
Classes Begin
Spring Semester
May
13
Classes Begin
Summer Semester
Aug
19
Classes Begin
Fall Semester

Hospitality and Tourism Management Master’s Degree Program 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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Hospitality and Tourism Management Master’s Degree Program Tuition and Fees

Ohio Residents

Per Credit Hour Per 3-Credit Course Approximate Tuition Cost
$571.90 $1,715.70

$17,200 part-time1

$12,500 full-time2

Non-Ohio Residents

Per Credit Hour Per 3-Credit Course Approximate Tuition Cost
$581.90 $1,745.70

$17,500 part-time3

$12,600-$12,700 full-time4

1The $571.90 per-credit-hour tuition rate applies to part-time Ohio resident graduate students taking fewer that 11 credit hours per semester.

2The flat-rate semester fee of $6,277.40 applies to full-time Ohio resident graduate students taking between 11-18 credit hours per semester.

3The $581.90 per-credit-hour tuition rate applies to part-time non-Ohio resident graduate students enrolled in a fully online degree program and taking fewer than 11 credit hours per semester, PLUS a surcharge of $10 per credit hour.

4The flat-rate semester fee of $6,277.40 applies to full-time non-Ohio resident graduate students enrolled in a fully online degree program and taking between 11-18 credit hours, PLUS a surcharge of $10 per credit hour of actual credits taken each semester (between 11-18 semester credits or $110-$180).

An additional Distance Learning fee for all students enrolled in a distance learning course is $15 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 Kent State’s Financial, Billing & Enrollment Center 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.

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