After submitting an application online, you must submit application materials directly to the School of Tourism and Hospitality Management at the following address:
School of Tourism and Hospitality Management
Attention: Michael J. Usino
1810 N 13th Street
111 Speakman Hall (006-68)
Philadelphia, PA 19122
Your application is not considered complete until all five components listed below are submitted.
An official transcript is required from all institutions of higher learning attended by the applicant, regardless of the number of credits taken. Applicants who attended institutions that do not issue complete academic records in English must submit official copies of native language records and literal translations prepared by an appropriate university or government official.
Transcripts from all post-secondary institutions must be submitted for the applicant by the university, even if only one course was taken. Applications that do not include all post-secondary academic records are incomplete and will not be reviewed. Unsealed post-secondary school academic records in the student’s possession are not official and, therefore, are not acceptable for admissions purposes. Temple University reserves the right to verify the authenticity of academic records, test scores, and letters of reference.
International applicants who have completed a post-secondary program must:
Submit with the application an official copy of the degree or certificate certified by the university that the degree was awarded.
Request that official post-secondary academic records be forwarded to the Temple University department or program to which application is being made.
+ Results from Standardized Testing
You are required to take one of the following standardized tests: the GRE, the GMAT, or the MAT. Test score results must be forwarded directly to Temple University by the appropriate testing agency at your request. (The Institution Code for Temple University is 2906. The GRE Department Code for the School is 4208-Hospitality Services Management.) The test administration date must be within 5 years of application. Any results older than 5 years will not be accepted.
For information on the GRE or GMAT, contact:
Educational Testing Service
Princeton, NJ 08541-6000
For information on the MAT, contact:
Harcourt Assessment, Inc.
Miller Analogies Test
19500 Bulverde Road
San Antonio, Texas 78259
(800) 622-3231 or (210) 339-8710
Measurement and Research Center
1200 Carnell Hall
1803 N. Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA 19122
Note: There is an additional requirement if you were educated at an institution of higher learning outside the United States. Along with taking the GRE, GMAT, or MAT, you are required to take either the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or the International English Language Testing System (IELTS). If you have an undergraduate degree from an American university, you are exempt from the TOEFL or IELTS, but you must take the appropriate standardized aptitude test.
Information regarding the TOEFL can be obtained at (609) 771-7100 or at www.toefl.org. (The institution code for Temple University is 2906. The department code for the school is 99 – any department not listed.)
Information regarding the IELTS can be obtained by calling 626-564-2954, or at http://www.ielts.org. Scores for the TOEFL or the IELTS must be submitted electronically to Temple University within 2 years of the applicant’s test administration date.
+ Goal Statement
The Goal Statement (350-500 words) should include three components: academic/ professional goals, personal strengths that will contribute to success in the graduate program, and personal weaknesses that may inhibit success in the program.
+ Current Resume
Applicant should submit a copy of their resume.
+ Letters of Recommendation
Two letters of recommendation are required. These letters should be requested from individuals who are capable and prepared to make judgments on your ability to complete graduate studies. Undergraduate faculty and advisors are the best sources. Character references are acceptable, but at least one letter should be from an individual in higher education, if feasible. If your undergraduate work was completed a number of years ago, this may be a difficult request; therefore, you should use your discretion when selecting the two best references.
The applicant is responsible for ensuring that all necessary materials are received by the stated application deadline. Applications are not considered complete until all required credentials are received and the application fee is paid. Applications will not be reviewed until they are complete. All application materials become the property of Temple University and will not be copied, returned, or forwarded to another institution.