Hospitality, Restaurant and Tourism Management

Hospitality, Restaurant and Tourism ManagementMaster of Science (M.S.)

The master's degree in Nutrition and Health Sciences-Hospitality Management specialization is designed to meet the needs of individuals who are changing from another career into hospitality, restaurant and tourism management (HRTM) or who wish to pursue advanced education in HRTM to enhance their employment opportunities. This program is a combination of coursework and experiential learning to prepare students to become administrators and entrepreneurs within the hospitality industry. 

Most students in this master's program will be non-thesis (Option B) and will focus on courses individualized to their future career goals. Master's students who wish to complete a research thesis (Option A) will conduct research with a graduate faculty member.

M.S., Hospitality, Restaurant and Tourism Management (HRTM)

Requires the following courses (12 credit hours):

  • HRTM 876 Internship in Hospitality Management
  • HRTM 881 Legal Environment in Hospitality Management (3)*
  • HRTM 883 Hospitality Finance (3)*
  • Any one of the following options (3 credit hours):

Course descriptions can be found here.

*If you have already completed any of the HRTM courses at the undergraduate level (taken courses at the 400 level), please contact HRTM graduate coordinator Dr. Kristin Malek to discuss this graduate program specialization.

Total credits required:
  • M.S. Option A: 30 total credit hours, requires research thesis
  • M.S. Option B: 30 total credit hours, non-thesis

GRE is not required.


  • Arena Manager/Director
  • Business Event Strategist
  • Catering Manager/Director
  • Club Manager/Director
  • Cruise Ship Manager
  • Director of Food and Beverage
  • Event Designer
  • Event Manager/Director
  • Food and Beverage Manager/Director
  • General Manager
  • Hospitality Entrepreneur
  • Hotel/Resort/Lodging Manager
  • Human Resources Manager/Director
  • Menu Development
  • Restaurant Owner
  • Tourism Manager/Director

Associated Faculty

Ajai V. Ammachathram HRTM Program Director, Associate Professor, Food and Beverage Extension Specialist, and Global Engagement Coordinator

Myunghwa (Michelle) Kang Associate Professor

Vernetta Kosalka Assistant Professor of Practice

Kristin Malek Assistant Professor, Event Management Extension Specialist

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