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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.

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 of Science in Hospitality Management 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.

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

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


The theories and foundation of knowledge learned in the classroom gave me the confidence to take on real world challenges faced throughout my internship at Welcome America Inc.

– Caitlin Pinick Sponsorship and Community Impact Intern, Welcome America Inc
 Master of Science in Hospitality Management, Class of 2019

In the program, I was able to gain real life experiences through industry networking events and internship programs. The program also invited industry leaders to be a part of the teaching process which offered me a chance to see what's going on in the real industry. The faculty were really professional and resourceful in providing me with not just skill sets but also their resources and connections within the industry. In fact, I got an internship opportunity through one of my professors which leads to a full time job at Sheraton right after my graduation.

– Qingqing (Tina) Xing Revenue Analyst at Sheraton Framingham Hotels & Conference Center
 Master of Science in Hospitality Management, Class of 2018

Something that STHM instilled in me is the concept of making the most out of your opportunities and that what you put into school, your career, or life in general is what you are going to get out of it. Always put the best representation of yourself forward no matter the circumstances.

– Jesse Rathner Coordinator, Service Excellence at The Cleveland Indians
 Master of Science in Hospitality Management, Class of 2016

Create your own degree

With 3 Areas of Focus

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 areas of focus.

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

Areas of Focus:

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

Learn more about courses and curriculum:

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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: 30

See details about tuition, opportunities for
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
April 15 – Priority Scholarship Deadline & International Student Deadline
June 30 – Final Application Deadline
July 31 – Extended Final Application Deadline (Scholarships are still available for Fall 2020)

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Recent News

Detailed survey from Temple faculty members outlines what consumer expectations could be for the hospitality and tourism industries following COVID-19 pandemic

Since the COVID-19 pandemic started, experts have assumed that recovery for the tourism industry would be a long and arduous process. However, thanks to a new Covid19Tourism Index created by STHM faculty member Yang Yang, the road to recovery might now be a bit more clear.