The Master of Science program in Purdue University's School of Hospitality and Tourism Management offers one of the most up-to-date and integrated blends of theory, use of technology, and applications in the hospitality industry. Core courses advance the student's understanding of this dynamic industry while they learn how to conduct research and analyze information.
What you will learn
The Master of Science degree allows students to fully specialize and includes significant exposure while working one-on-one with faculty developing, conducting, and analyzing real problems and important issues in the hospitality industry.
The School is home to three research centers designed to allow cooperative research across many individual projects leading to strong contributions to the industry:
Avery Foodservice Research Laboratory aims to be a leading proponent of research and technological advancement for the foodservice industry.
Center for the Study of Lodging Operations conducts research that serves the hotel industry and related organizations.
Purdue Tourism & Hospitality Research Center provides quality research services to communities, non-profits, and private sector organizations.
Students are provided with a full set of skills allowing for a successful career in chosen fields of specialization, including strong preparation for entry into PhD programs.
There are two tracks to earn a master’s degree - thesis and non-thesis. Both are conservatively designed to take two years comprising 34-35 credits.
Who is the course for?
The School of Hospitality and Tourism Management’s graduate students come from a variety of U.S. and international colleges and universities with undergraduate degrees in hospitality, tourism, business, economics, or other related fields. Many already have industry experience in the hospitality and tourism industries. Our broad access to coursework combined with our support for individualized programs is designed to meet the needs of the mature student who has well-defined career goals.