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2018-2019 University Catalog 
2018-2019 University Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

School of Hospitality and Tourism Management (Graduate)

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Department/School Head:

Richard F. Ghiselli

Academic Programs:

Master’s and Ph.D. Programs

Research-based graduate programs lead to a Master’s of Science or Doctor of Philosophy degrees.

There are both a Non-Thesis option, which meets the needs of those wishing to earn a Master’s Degree and return to industry with no intent of pursuing a Ph.D. program, and Thesis option for those wishing to pursue a Ph.D. in their future. Ph.D. applicants must already hold a master’s degree, HTM does not offer a program where a master’s is earned on the way towards a doctorate.  HTM normally does not approve part-time study or research done away from the campus.   

Concentrations (Areas of Study):

The school’s three research centers in foodservice, lodging, and tourism. As part of a major research university, we are able to offer qualified students access to courses in individual areas of interest including food science, foods and nutrition, consumer affairs, engineering, education, industrial management, community planning, and others.

Online/Distance Programs:

HTM offers a Master’s of Science Online program. This program is a business-focused hospitality degree designed to help managers with HTM industry experience rise to new levels. It is open to domestic students and tailored specifically to HTM managers with five years of professional experience and a minimum of three years of management experience.

Regular Graduate Faculty by Rank:


Howard Adler, Barbara Almanza, Liping Cai, Richard Ghiselli, SooCheong ‘Shawn’ Jang, Xinran Lehto

Associate Professor

Carl Behnke, Jonathon Day, Joseph Ismail, Joseph ‘Mick’ La Lopa, Doug Nelson, Annmarie Nicely, Sandra Sydnor, Chung Hung ‘Hugo’ Tang 

Assistant Professor

Aileen Fan, Susan Gordon

Emeritus Faculty

Lee Kreul, Bruce Lazarus, Thomas Pearson, John Rouselle




      Hospitality and Tourism Management

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