Master’s Degree Programs

Ever since you can remember, what did you dream of doing?

The School of Tourism and Hospitality Management (STHM) at Temple University is where Dreams Become Careers!

As a master’s student in the School, you can choose between three dynamic degrees:

Each program builds on Temple’s strong industry ties and extensive alumni network and prepare you for high-level management and executive careers in many areas.

STHM is an international model for innovative teaching and research with an accomplished faculty who are world-class, expert practitioners. Their real-world experience is presented through a dynamic curriculum based on core values that examine key issues and trends in the industry.

The School of Tourism and Hospitality Management (STHM) is the largest resource for tourism, hospitality, sport, and recreation management education in the Philadelphia region. STHM is also the leading provider of management talent in the area, which is a nexus for these industries that have a partnership with Temple University for internships, projects, and recruitment.

The tourism, hospitality management, sport, and recreation industries are thriving and expanding and need skilled management and executive professionals. If you want to advance your career, or are thinking about changing your career direction, these programs can propel you to a new level in these exciting fields.

We have 90% of our graduate students begin their mid- to high-level executive management careers even before graduation!

With a graduate degree from STHM, you will be prepared for the rewarding career of your dreams!

Welcome to the master’s programs of the School of Tourism and Hospitality Management (STHM) at Temple University. The core of any graduate program is its faculty; and I firmly believe that STHM is home to the world’s leading scholars and researchers in the sport, recreation, tourism, and hospitality fields. These individuals’ passion for the industries is matched only by the passion they have for master’s students. With access to such a distinguished faculty, master’s students are challenged to develop into the industry’s next generation of managers and leaders. R. Aubrey Kent, PhD
Associate Professor and Chair
It is an exciting time for the Master of Science in Sport Business program at Temple University. With the addition of four dynamic, industry-driven concentrations, master’s students have the opportunity to cultivate expertise in areas of sport business that are actively seeking talented and innovative managers and executives. Combining a critical-approach with hands-on experiences through internships and assistantships, the MS in Sport Business program gives students the tools they need to thrive as decision-makers and leaders within sport and recreation. Joseph Mahan, PhD
Assistant Professor and Director of Programs in Sport & Recreation
The Master of Tourism and Hospitality Management (MTHM) program has established itself as the Philadelphia region’s premier degree program for current and future managers within tourism and hospitality. Leveraging the region’s thriving hotel, casino, restaurant, and tourism industries, students have a unique opportunity to engage management and operational theory and apply them to real-world industry cases. Two exciting concentrations allow both individuals wishing to enter the industry and individuals looking to grow within it to collaborate with distinguished scholars and industry leaders to become talented managers and executives. Wesley S. Roehl, PhD
Professor and Director of Programs Tourism in Hospitality & Management