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College
College of Education, Health and Human Services
Department
School of Foundations, Leadership and Administration

300 White Hall
Tel: 330-672-2012
Web: www.ehhs.kent.edu/fla

Description

The Master of Science in Hospitality and Tourism Management provides an integrated hospitality and tourism education with an emphasis on regional, national, and global implications of the field. Students' critical analysis skills, research ability and understanding of advanced hospitality and tourism issues are developed. Graduates are prepared to successfully secure positions of leadership in industry or pursue a terminal degree in hospitality or tourism management.
 

Admission Requirements

Official transcript(s), 3.0 GPA, goal statement describing professional and research goals, three letters of recommendation and resume. Work experience in hospitality or tourism is preferred.

Please refer to the university policy for graduate admission.

Graduation Requirements

Minimum 32 total credit hours.
 

Thesis/ Dissertation

Thesis or Master's Project required.
 

Student Organizations

Club Managers Association of America (CMAA); Professional Convention Management Association (PCMA) and Eta Sigma Delta Honorary
 

HOSPITALITY AND TOURISM MANAGEMENT PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS
Course Title Credits
HM

SRM
53025

56000
Hospitality Marketing
or
Tourism Development and Recreational Travel
3
HM 63022 Current Issues in Hospitality and Tourism Management
3

63026 Research Seminar*
1
SRM
65041 Tourism and Hospitality Review
3
Choose from one of the following:
3
EVAL 65510 Statistics for Educational Services (3)

EXPH 63051 Quantitative and Research Methods in Athletics Training and Exercise Physiology (3)
 
MIS 64005 Statistics for Management (3)
Choose from one of the following:
3
EVAL
65511 Research in Educational Services (3)

EXPH 63050 Research Process in Athletics Training and Exercise Physiology (3)

HDFS/
NUTR
61018 Techniques of Research (3)

Thesis or Project Option: choose from one of the following options
6
Thesis Option: choose one of the following
 
SRM 63199 Thesis I (see Tourism thesis advisor)

HM 61199 Thesis I (see Hospitality thesis advisor)
Project Option: choose one of the following
 
SRM 63098 Research (see Tourism project advisor)
HM 61198 Masters Project in Hospitality Management

Business Management Supporting Coursework:
In consultation with an advisor, students will select 60000 level supporting courses from the College of Business in one focus area which may include; Marketing, Financial Management, or Human Resource Management.
3-6
Focus Area**: choose from the following:
3-7
CULT 69521 Professional Practice in a Multicultural Society (3)  
HM 53025 Hospitality Marketing (3)


53027 Hospitality Human Resource Management (3)


53029 Hospitality Financial Policy (3)


53030 Food Service Systems Management (3)


53040 Strategic Lodging Management (3)


53043 Hospitality Meetings Management (3)


63024 Management of Food and Nutrition Services (3)

63095 Special Topics: Hospitality Management
SRM 55022 Event Planning and Production (3)


55024 Sport in Global Perspective (3)


56000 Tourism Development and Recreational Travel (3)


56030 Dynamics of Leisure Behavior (3)


56060 Administration of Leisure Services (3)


56070 Park Planning (3)


63195 Special Topics in Exercise, Leisure and Sport (1-3)


65047 Global Issues of Tourism Trade (3)


65061 Philosophical and Social Bases of Leisure and Sport (3)

MINIMUM TOTAL 32

*Course may be repeated once more.
**These credits of coursework to be based on student’s professional goals and with advisor approval.