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Department of
Tourism and Hospitality Management

Let your passion for tourism and hospitality lead you to the career of your dreams. Discover how STHM can get you there.

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Tourism & Hospitality Management at Temple University

An exciting career in a trillion-dollar industry is waiting for you.

At the School of Sport, Tourism and Hospitality Management (STHM), we know that real-world experience paired with tourism and hospitality industry business skills give our alumni a competitive advantage. As the leading provider of tourism and hospitality talent in the Philadelphia area, we are dedicated to evolving our programs to provide innovative coursework that prepares our students to lead the industry and experiential learning opportunities that prepare them to hit the ground running after graduation.

Our undergraduate and graduate programs offer an innovative curriculum taught by faculty at the forefront of tourism and hospitality industry research and experience so you can start immediately making an impact in the exciting industry. Beyond the classroom, our school provides students with the resources and path to succeed through our industry-specific Center for Professional Development and school-specific Center for Student Services.

This program prepares students for professional careers in the fast-paced and creative trillion-dollar global tourism and hospitality industry. These exciting worlds offers many career paths that include entertainment venues, resorts, casinos, hotels, restaurants, destination marketing organizations, convention and visitors bureaus and so much more. Whether you're looking to break into these industries or take your career to the next level, the School of Sport, Tourism and Hospitality Management is your first step toward success.

Philadelphia:

Your Learning Laboratory

The Philadelphia region is a vital hub for the tourism, hospitality and event industries. STHM students benefit from real-world experience and meaningful networking made possible through our tight-knit community.

45 Million+

Domestic Tourists Annually

16,000+

hotel rooms in Center City

1,000+

food establishments in Center City

1st

World Heritage City in the U.S.

Top 25

Only American city to make the top 25 in National Geographic's 2020 Best Trips list

Tourism & Hospitality at STHM

Exciting careers in tourism and hospitality begin with STHM

The School of Sport, Tourism and Hospitality Management (STHM) offers a wide variety of programs to fit the needs of every student. Whether you’re just beginning your college experience, want to advance your career or are exploring the possibility of changing your profession, we offer a number of programs for students with different backgrounds, levels of experience and goals. Explore the programs of STHM below and find the right path for you.

Undergraduate Programs
Bachelor of Science in Event and Entertainment Management

Prepare to successfully manage events from inception to implementation including fairs, festivals, meetings, trade shows, entertainment and sporting events, and more.

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Bachelor of Science in Tourism and Hospitality Management

Discover this exciting trillion-dollar industry and embark on a successful career in resorts, casinos, hotels, destination marketing organizations, convention and visitors bureaus, and more.

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Tourism & Hospitality Minors & Certificates

In today’s competitive job market, being specialized is an asset. Students at Temple University can enhance their major with an exposure to the tourism and hospitality industry. No matter the degree, our minors and certificates will give you the industry-specific knowledge to take it to the next level.

Minor in Tourism and Hospitality Management

Students can enhance their undergraduate studies with a minor that is as exciting as it is gratifying. Taking passion for travel, dining and entertainment and turning it into a sustainable, successful career path.

Certificate in Tourism and Hospitality Management

Customizing undergraduate studies in the tourism and hospitality industries helps students stand out on interview day.

Certificate in Event Management

Students can tap into the fun and exciting world of event planning and management by enhancing their undergraduate degree with a Certificate in Event Management.

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Master's Programs
Master of Science in Hospitality Management

This flexible, hands-on master’s program is the first step in advancing your career to a management or executive level in the fast-paced hospitality industry. This robust program combines world-class education with real-world experience giving you a competitive edge.

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Master of Science in Travel and Tourism - 100% Online

Whether you’re looking to accelerate your career or transition into a new industry, this program is designed to fit your busy schedule. This 100% online degree helps to mold a strategic and creative mindset to navigate as a leader in this evolving industry.

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Doctorate Program
PhD in Business Administration with a Concentration in Tourism and Sport

Pursue advanced research, scholarship and pedagogy in preparation for a career in institutions of higher education through this PhD program. You will gain a comprehensive approach to addressing influencing factors in tourism and sport research.

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Professional Development Certificates
Event Leadership Executive Certificate

Begin or advance your career in event planning and management with this flexible, comprehensive program designed to enhance marketable, in-demand event planning skills.

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Graduate Certificate in Destination Management

Learn the best practices in curating unforgettable experiences for travelers across the globe. Students with a passion for seeing the world can discover how to translate it into a lucrative and rewarding career path.

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Graduate Certificate in Event Management

Learn the knowledge and information that facilitates the effective organization and management of events within a wide array of event planning scenarios.

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Graduate Certificate in Global Tourism

Discover the ever-changing tourism industry and how evolving technology is influencing and innovating experiences.

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Graduate Certificate in Service Excellence

Designed for individuals who are committed to a culture of empowerment and continuous improvement that inspires exceptional service—every time, everywhere.

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Graduate Certificate in Tourism Analytics

Take hold of the skills that transform data into decisions. This professional certificate is designed for detail-oriented professionals who are ready to discover the data behind the trillion-dollar tourism industry.

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The U.S.-Asia Center

For Tourism and Hospitality Research

Temple University’s U.S.- Asia Center for Tourism and Hospitality Research was established to be a leading braintrust that advances the development of the U.S. and Asian tourism and hospitality industries, education and research. With extensive connections across the globe and deep roots in the city of Philadelphia — the first World Heritage City in the U.S., — the Center is uniquely positioned to propel Temple University and STHM’s international presence.

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Dr. Xiang (Robert) Li, Director

us-asia@temple.edu or robertli@temple.edu

Recent News

The Center for Hospitality Resilience’s brought students in as partners to serve the community through her capstone class in the Master in Hospitality Management program. Center Co-Director Dr. Ceridwyn King devised last fall’s version of the course to be a hands-on learning experience that lent post-pandemic support to a key industry partner.


We spoke recently with several who are working at Philly’s new Live! Casino & Hotel and Maestroe Sports & Entertainment, who were eager to share how their STHM experience has translated directly into a career opportunity that’s as exciting and it is valuable.