MSc in Hospitality-Tourism Management
Graduates of the master of science in hospitality-tourism management program are well prepared to step into numerous mid-level service management and training director positions. The program is focused on service innovation and leadership, and leadership functions within many services and corporate settings and at postsecondary academic institutions.
The hospitality-tourism management program may be taken on a full-or part-time basis. The length of time required to earn a degree varies according to the student's undergraduate preparation and the number of graduate courses taken per quarter. All students must earn a minimum of 48 quarter hours of graduate credit (36 of which must be registered through RIT) to earn the master of science degree. For full-time students, the program will require a minimum of four quarters of study at the graduate level. Part-time students generally will require seven or eight quarters of study at the graduate level.
Prior to admission to the MS program, applicants must illustrate that their previous training, ability, practical experience, and education indicate a reasonable chance of success. The admission requirements are as follows:
- Graduate application.
- Baccalaureate degree from an accredited institution.
- Official undergraduate transcript(s) in English.
- A GPA of 3.0 or higher. (A GPA of 2.75 will be considered if applicant has superior recommendations; length of time since the candidate’s college graduation also will be considered). Foundation coursework with grades of 3.0 or higher (if required).
- Two professional recommendations.
- An on-campus interview (when possible).
- A resume.
International applicants must submit scores from the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL). A minimum score of 550 (paper-based), 213 (computer-based), or 89 (Internet-based) is required. All international students will also take the Michigan Test of English Proficiency upon arrival unless otherwise waived.
Students who are already qualified in the content of one or more required courses may substitute other coursework, with permission of the program chair. After a review of their work by the program chair, students whose prior undergraduate work has been in areas other than hospitality-tourism may be required to complete additional courses. Students may choose elective courses with the approval of the program chair.
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Last updated April 25, 2018