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Hospitality Management, Ph.D.

College of Hospitality, Retail and Sport Management

Train at the highest level of hospitality and tourism research and education in the nation to serve in critical roles with industry and academic institutions around the world.

Ranked among the Top 10 programs in the U.S. for hospitality and tourism management, our world-renowned faculty and research centers offer exceptional opportunities for graduate student research and publications. Get involved in funded grants and industry research projects, and teach to gain faculty teaching experience and mentorship.

Program Highlights

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    Nationally Respected

    Join a program that’s ranked among the Top 10 in the U.S. for hospitality and tourism management.

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    A Top-Tier Faculty

    Learn from world-renowned faculty members and research centers that provide exceptional opportunities.

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    Learn and Teach

    Gain industry and teaching experience to prepare you for careers in academia or the private sector.

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    Industry Advancing

    Get involved in funded grants and research at university centers and institutes that are driving innovation.

What You’ll Study

Develop an advanced understanding of hospitality and tourism management, and gain the critical methodological and topical foundation that is crucial for anyone engaging in top-tier scholarly research. The program includes a strong emphasis on statistics and research design.

Building Skills

Gain the professional and personal intelligence it takes to have a successful career.

  • Scientific Writing

    Communicating scientific research and findings in a clear, accurate and compelling manner

    Hospitality Management

    Overseeing guest services, coordinating facility operations and implementing strategies for exceptional customer experiences


    Foster learning by conveying knowledge, skills and concepts to students

  • Tourism Management

    Overseeing travel services, coordinating visitor experiences and implementing strategies to promote destination attractiveness and satisfaction


    Gathering and analyzing information to increase knowledge or solve problems


    Directing and overseeing the activities and resources to achieve specific goals

Using your degree

Make your college experience the foundation for a successful future.

Potential Careers

  • Industry Academician
  • Professor
  • Researcher
  • Assistant Professor
  • Associate Professor

Workplace Settings

  • Higher Education
  • Hospitality Management
  • Tourism Management
  • Business Analyst
  • Information Technology
  • Real Estate

Thanks to the opportunities and supervision provided by our college in the family-like work environment created by the administration, faculty and staff, I have experienced not only academic and professional development but also personal development.

Ali Iskender
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