The PhD program at Purdue University’s School of Hospitality and Tourism Management includes a strong element of statistics and research design, and prepares students for careers in major research universities or research-based agencies. The program has limited enrollment to allow for exceptionally close working relationships between faculty and individual students.
What you will learn
The PhD program is designed to be a three-year period of residential study following an MS degree. No guarantee of program completion in three years is made. During the program at Purdue University, you will be given guidance and the opportunity to develop:
• Record of publication in leading journals
• Record of presentation for academic societies
• Record of assistance to industry groups
• Record of successful teaching
• Strong competency in your area of interest
• Strong competency in research skills
• A body of research upon which a national reputation can be built
Purdue University’s School of Hospitality and Tourism Management is also home to three research centers, allowing cooperative research across many individual projects leading to strong contributions to the industry.
• Arthur Avery Foodservice Research Laboratory
• Center for the Study of Lodging Operations
• Purdue Tourism & Hospitality Research Center
Who is the course for?
The School of Hospitality and Tourism Management at Purdue University is able to offer qualified students access to courses in individual areas of interest including food science, nutrition, consumer behavior, engineering, education, management, finance, and more. This 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.