Master of Science in Hospitality Management

Use your leadership to transform an industry

The Master of Science in Hospitality Management leverages the region’s thriving event, hotel, and restaurant industries, providing students with exceptional opportunities to engage management and operational theory and apply them to real-world industry cases. This program revolves around a hands-on approach to provide you with the knowledge and industry connections to advance your career.

Customized Curriculum

The School of Sport, Tourism and Hospitality Management (STHM) will work closely with you to provide a customized curriculum and hands-on approach that fits your career goals.

Evening Courses to Fit Your Schedule

Whether you’re changing industries or looking to advance your career, the hospitality management master’s program is designed to fit into your busy schedule.

Complete in as Few as 18 Months

Entering a fast-paced industry means you need to hit the ground running as soon as possible. You can earn your Master of Science in Hospitality Management in a year and a half, fully-prepared to become an industry leader.

Careers & Industries

The goal of the hospitality management master’s program is to develop advanced professionals in the field of hospitality management. This master’s degree prepares future hospitality managers and executives in many areas including:

  • Hotel and resort management
  • Hotel marketing
  • Event management and entrepreneurship
  • Gaming and casino management
  • Venue management
  • Operations management
  • Restaurant management and entrepreneurship

Here are some of the companies students have recently been placed with:

  • Event Management: Pennsylvania Convention Center, LiveNation, CID Entertainment, ESM Productions, Roberts Event Group, and Cashman & Associates
  • Hospitality Operations Management: Marriott International, Hyatt Hotels, Garces Restaurant Group, Walt Disney World Resort, Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants, and Starr Restaurant Group
  • Tourism and Hospitality Marketing: Marriott International, Hyatt Hotels, Walt Disney World Resort, Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants, and Salamander Hotels & Resorts

Courses & Concentrations

Students will complete a 36-credit curriculum comprised of STHM core courses, required coursework from the Fox School of Business, as well as a summer internship and a culminating consulting project with an industry partner. Concentrations allow students to further focus their master’s degree in one of three areas: event management, hospitality operations management, or tourism and hospitality marketing.

Event Management Concentration

The Concentration in Event Management prepares students with the tools to reach their full potential in the fast-paced events industry. Through coursework and industry experience, students will learn the ins and outs of event management from the initial research stage to execution and evaluation. Graduates with no prior event experience will be well-equipped to take on a career in event management, while seasoned event professionals will come out of the program with the knowledge and skills to become a high-level event executive or operate their own business.

  • Courses include: The Business of Event Management; Event Logistics and Risk Management; Legal Issues for Hospitality and Event Enterprises; and Effective Sales

Hospitality Operations Management Concentration

The Concentration in Hospitality Operations Management focuses on service excellence in hospitality businesses of every size and scope—from small independent operations to globally connected multi-site operations that transcend geographical boundaries. Students without prior hospitality experience will be well-equipped to pursue a career in operations management, while experienced professionals will gain the knowledge and skills to become a hospitality executive or operate their own business.

  • Courses include: Hospitality Operations Management; Food and Beverage Management; Revenue Management and Hotel Analytics; and Hospitality Cost Control.

Tourism and Hospitality Marketing Concentration

The Concentration in Tourism and Hospitality Marketing enables experienced industry professionals to leverage and apply their knowledge of the hospitality sector to the issues impacting consumer preferences and advancements in technology. Graduates emerge equipped to build sustainable and responsive marketing programs for tourism and hospitality organizations.

  • Courses include: Strategic Brand Management; Customer Relationship Management in Tourism and Hospitality; New Media and Distribution; and Entrepreneurial Thinking for Hospitality and Event Industries.

Class Profile

  • Average age: 25
  • Average professional work experience: 2 years
  • Average cumulative GPA: 3.13
  • Average GRE, GMAT percentile: 65th percentile

Financing Your Degree


$933 per credit hour (Pennsylvania resident)
$1,082 per credit hour (out-of-state resident)

Note: Rates apply only to the 2017 – 2018 academic year listed and does not include additional university or program fees. Tuition rates for the upcoming academic year are approved and announced by the Temple University’s Bursar’s Office every July.

See details about tuition, opportunities for financial aid and scholarships, and more.

Total Credits


Fall 2018 Deadlines

  • October 1 – Early consideration
  • March 31 – International application deadline
  • May 15 – Final scholarship deadline for domestic U.S. applications
  • June 30 – Final application deadline