Learn how STHM is helping our industries respond to the COVID-19 crisis.

Latest updates for the return to campus

Skip to main content

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.

View Programs

Tourism & Hospitality Management at Temple University

An exciting career in a thriving $1.6 trillion 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 $1.6 trillion 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 high-earning industries or take your career to the next level, the School of Sport, Tourism and Hospitality Management is your first step toward success.


Your Learning Laboratory

Philadelphia is one of the premier travel, tourism and hospitality hubs in the United States. STHM is firmly planted in this community and ready to grant you access to this exciting network.

42 Million+

Domestic Tourists Annually


hospitality employer with 265,000 jobs, regionally

Ranked 2nd

“Best Places to Visit in the U.S.” U.S. NEWS & WORLD REPORT in '17


restaurants in Center City


hotel rooms in Center City

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 Tourism and Hospitality Management

Discover this exciting and challenging $1.6 trillion industry and embark on a successful career in entertainment venues, resorts, casinos, hotels, destination marketing organizations, convention and visitors bureaus, and more.

Find Out More
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 what your degree is in, our minors and certificates will give you the industry-specific knowledge to take it to the next level in one of these trillion-dollar industries.

Minor in Tourism and Hospitality Management

Enhance your Undergraduate studies with an industry that is as exciting as it is high-earning. Take your passion for travel, dining and entertainment and turn it into a sustainable, successful career path.

Certificate in Tourism and Hospitality Management

Customize your undergraduate studies for the growing tourism and hospitality industry and make yourself stand out on job interview day through this 12-credit program.

Certificate in Event Leadership

Be the life of the party and tap into the fun and exciting world of event planning and management by enhancing your undergraduate degree with a Certificate in Event Leadership.

Interested in earning a certificate or minor?
Learn More
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 high-earning hospitality industry. This robust program combines world-class education with real-world experience giving you a competitive edge.

View Program
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 ever-growing industry.

View Program
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.

Learn More
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.

Learn More
Graduate Certificate in Tourism Analytics

Take hold of the skills that transform data into decisions. This professional certificate is designed for detail-oriented professionals driven by the desire to extrapolate the value of the $16 trillion tourism industry.

Learn More
Graduate Certificate in Global Tourism

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

Learn More
Graduate Certificate in Destination Management

Learn the best practices in curating unforgettable experiences for travelers across the globe. If your passion is for seeing the world, discover how we can translate it into a lucrative and rewarding career path.

Learn More

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.

Learn more about our research

Continue Reading

Contact Center

Dr. Xiang (Robert) Li, Director

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

What's Happening At STHM

Upcoming Events You Won't Want To Miss:
Sample Class: Crisis, Risk and Disaster Management in Travel and Tourism

Speakman Hall

During this virtual sample class, Professor Larry Wells will provide an overview of the latest crisis, risk and disaster management techniques that any tourism professional can implement.

Recent News

Temple University’s School of Sport, Tourism and Hospitality Management (STHM) has announced leadership changes in a flagship department: As of July 1st, Dr. Xiang (Robert) Li is chair of the Department of Tourism and Hospitality Management.

Collaboration will provide STHM students with coveted internships and job opportunities; will also launch new scholarship program for Spectra employees