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Master of Science in
Hospitality Management

Prepare yourself to think critically about real-world challenges in hospitality and quickly adapt to cultivate the perfect guest experience.

Innovate the guest experience

Our program is designed to provide you the tools to create authentic, personalized experiences within the growing hospitality industry. Our industry-backed curriculum offers real-world experience and world-class education to help you think creatively and analytically when navigating this ever-changing industry.

Designed with the real world in mind, our Master in Hospitality Management program includes a hands-on consulting project allowing you to put your skills into action. You also gain access to one-on-one career coaching, resume critiques and industry intelligence tools to prepare you to take the next step in your career.

Get ready to innovate the guest experience. Partner with the School of Sport, Tourism and Hospitality Management (STHM) and become a leader in this experience-driven industry.

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Top 10 Careers in Hospitality

What can you do with a master's degree in hospitality management?

There's no one way to use your hospitality management degree in the global $1.6 trillion industry.

  • Hotel and Resort Management
  • Hotel Marketing
  • Event Management
  • Gaming and Casino Management
  • Venue and Convention Management
  • Event Entrepreneurship
  • Operations Management
  • Restaurant Management
  • Restaurant Entrepreneurship
  • Food and Beverage Management

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An Industry Booming with Opportunity

Tourism and Hospitality Management at a Glance

Hospitality and tourism are some of the world’s largest and fastest-growing industries — reaching nearly $1.6 trillion in hotel bookings in 2017. Dubbed “America’s unsung hero of job creation” by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, this vibrant industry is constantly blooming with growth and earning potential.


In Global Bookings

300 Million

People employed by global travel and tourism industry

Employer in America

1 in 10 Jobs

In the Global Economy are in hospitality & tourism

In Global Bookings

8.6 Million

American Jobs Directly Supported by Travel
Small Business

In The United States

47 States

Travel Employment Increased Faster than Other Industries

Create your own degree

With 3 Concentrations

Can you picture yourself planning a large fundraising event for a nonprofit organization? Creating a national marketing campaign that breathes life into a multinational hotel brand?

Or do you want to develop innovative programs and processes that enhance the guest experience? At STHM, you customize your degree to your career goals through our market-driven concentrations, developing the specialized expertise that will set you apart.

Imagine yourself planning an amazing nonprofit fundraiser, a national marketing campaign that takes the world by storm or developing out-of-the-box programs and processes to enhance the guest experience.

  • Average cumulative GPA: 3.15
  • Years of Work Experience: 4.5

Areas of Specialization:

1. Event Management
Discover the knowledge and skills to lead in the fast-paced event industry
2. Hospitality Operations Management
Launch or advance your career in hospitality with a diverse portfolio of knowledge and skills
3. Tourism and Hospitality Marketing
Build sustainable and responsive marketing strategies for hospitality and tourism brands

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Enrollment Information

Begin to impact this highly-profitable industry here.
Paying for your degree
$933 per credit hour (Pennsylvania resident)
$1,082 per credit hour (out-of-state resident)
Total Credits: 36

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financial aid and scholarships, and more:

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Note: Rates listed are for the 2019-2020 academic year only. Tuition rates for the upcoming academic year are approved and announced by the Temple University's Bursar's Office every July.

Application information & deadlines
December 15 - Early Decision Deadline
March 1 - Priority Scholarship Deadline & International Student Deadline
June 30 - Final Application Deadline

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Hospitality Management Events

Join us to learn more about the Master's Degree in Hospitality Management and STHM
at an upcoming information session, webinar, or other special event.
STHM Graduate Programs Open House

Spend the morning with STHM and learn about how you can make the most of your graduate school experience.

Betsy Barber Hospitality Leadership Forum Roundtable

The Betsy Barber Hospitality Leadership Forum is an annual event that seeks to engage hospitality professionals in a dialogue of contemporary and thought-provoking issues that are shaping the industry.

Recent News

Each year, Temple University’s School of Sport, Tourism and Hospitality Management (STHM) is privileged to host executives and industry leaders in what it calls its Executive in Residence program. Here we offer an overview of the five individuals who took part in the 9th year of the program, sharing insights with STHM students over the course of three events over the fall.

In October, Temple University’s School of Sport, Tourism and Hospitality Management (STHM) hosted the 2019 Northeastern Regional Conference of the National Society of Minorities in Hospitality (NSMH).