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Oklahoma State University

Master's of Science Degree

Overview:

The phenomenal growth of the hospitality and tourism industry and the demand for hospitality professionals with strategic skills have resulted in tremendous opportunities for graduates with an advanced degree in hospitality and tourism administration. Graduates from this program can integrate newly acquired skills and knowledge in the areas of hotel, restaurant, tourism administration, hospitality education and instruction to enhance their professional career.

Thesis Option

This option should be utilized by those students seeking a career in higher education or those interested in a better understanding of the research process in their career.

Degree Requirements:

Thesis Option requires 32 credit hours of approved graduate courses including six credit hours of thesis (HTM 5000). This track should be utilized by those students seeking a career in higher education or those interested in a better understanding of the research process in their career. 

Core Courses - 14 hrs.
Elective Courses - 12 hrs. (6 hours need to be HTM courses)
Thesis (HTM 5000) - 6 hrs.
Total Required Hours - 32 hrs.

Non-Thesis Option

This option is designed for those students who believe they need more graduate level major or minor courses and intend to go into a hospitality and tourism leadership position upon graduation.

Degree Requirements:

Non-Thesis Option requires 32 credit hours of approved graduate courses.

Core Courses - 17 hours
Elective Courses - 15 hours (9 hours need to be HTM courses)
Total Required Hours - 32 hours

 

Admission Requirements

PhD Degree Program

  Meet Some of Our Students!

 

Kaleb Smart
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

“I chose OSU’s HTM program because it allows me the flexibility to continue my daily routine within my current company and receive hospitality education and experience.”

 

Bethany Cobbs
Lawrence, Kansas

“I chose OSU because it is a respected and well known program. Oklahoma State is a top-rated university both nationally and internationally.”

 

Kaisean Lee
Klang, Malaysia

“The best part about being at OSU is the faculty and staff. Our master’s program is second to none because of the people who are involved in it.”