Ph.D. Hospitality, Hotel Management and Tourism
The Ph.D. degree in Hospitality, Hotel Management, and Tourism prepares students for a career as a university faculty member or research scientist in the private sector or a government agency.
- Degree: Ph.D. Hospitality, Hotel Management and Tourism
- Credit Hours: 70 hours of graduate classes minimum, plus other courses assigned by the student’s advisory committee
The Ph.D. degree prepares students for a career as a university faculty member or research scientist in a government agency or the private sector.
While each Ph.D. program is customized by the student and their advisor depending on the needs of the student, all Ph.D. students should take a minimum of 18 credits within the department (not including HMGT 691).
Ph.D. Coursework should include:
- Minimum of 3 credits quantitative statistics
- Minimum of 3 credits qualitative statistics
- Minimum of 3 credits of research methods
- Minimum of 24 hours of HMGT/RPTS 691 (Research)
Final degree plan MUST be approved by all members of their committee and should reflect the rigor expected of a doctoral degree.
All students must pass a final comprehensive examination administered by their advisory committee. At the end of the semester in which the exam is given, there are no more than 6 hours of coursework remaining on the degree plan (except 681, 684, 690, 691, and 693).
For Graduate admissions questions, contact Koy Moser. For academic questions, contact Melyssa-Anne Strickland.