Hospitality and Tourism Management M.S.

The Hospitality and Event Management program, in partnership with the Recreation, Park & Tourism Management program, offers a joint Master of Science degree in Hospitality and Tourism Management (HTM).

The HTM graduate program is a 100% online, 3-semester, cohort-based curriculum program. This will allow students to complete their education in a timely manner. The program provides an integrated graduate education and allows students to focus on regional, national, and global issues. Skills in critical analysis and research, as well as an understanding of advanced hospitality and tourism issues will be developed. Graduates will be prepared to secure positions of leadership in industry or pursue a terminal degree in Hospitality or Tourism Management.

We aim to make the program accessible to industry leaders who wish to upgrade their skill sets as they prepare for their own career development, as well as recent graduates looking to extend their knowledge of the industry.

Have any questions? Contact program coordinator Dr. Seon Jeong (Ally) Lee at slee89@kent.edu.

View Program Fact Sheet

The following application materials need to be submitted before the faculty will review an application.

DOMESTIC (U.S.) Students

  • Complete Online Application
  • Three letters of recommendation. The recommendation form can be found here.  
  • 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.  The recommendation form can be found here.
  • 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 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 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

Fall Semester

Credits

EVAL 65510

STATISTICS I FOR EDUCATIONAL SERVICES

3

HTM 53025

HOSPITALITY MARKETING

3

HTM 63091

RESEARCH SEMINAR

1

MIS 64158

or MKTG 65051
or MKTG 65054

LEADERSHIP AND MANAGERIAL ASSESSMENT

or MARKETING MANAGEMENT
or INTERNATIONAL MARKETING

2-3

 

Credit Hours

9

Spring Semester

EVAL 65511

RESEARCH IN EDUCATIONAL SERVICES

3

HTM 55047

GLOBAL ISSUES OF TOURISM TRADE

3

HTM 56000

TOURISM DEVELOPMENT AND RECREATIONAL TRAVEL

3

 

Credit Hours

9

Summer Term

HTM 51092

HOSPITALITY AND TOURISM MANAGEMENT PROFESSIONAL PRACTICUM

3

HTM 63022

CURRENT ISSUES IN HOSPITALITY AND TOURISM MANAGEMENT

3

HTM 64099

HOSPITALITY AND TOURISM MANAGEMENT CAPSTONE

3

HTM 65041

TOURISM AND HOSPITALITY REVIEW

3

 

Credit Hours

12

 

Minimum Total Credit Hours:

30