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Master of Science in
Hospitality and Retail Management

Program Description:

The Master of Science in Hospitality and Retail Management degree is designed for students with either a bachelor's degree in hospitality or retail management. Persons with work experience in either area, with a bachelor’s degree outside of hospitality or retail management, will also be considered. Special programs, providing additional coursework, are available for students who do not meet these criteria.

The core courses for all programs are Seminar (RHIM 5100), Intro to Research & Issues (RHIM 5353), and Advanced Cost Control (RHIM 6332). Students who have not completed an undergraduate degree in hospitality will take one leveling course in the hospitality track, Perspective in Restaurant, Hotel and Institution (RHIM 5300). In RHIM 5300, hospitality students participate in two undergraduate courses, Introduction to Hospitality Management (RHIM 2310) and a second course in an area of interest. Students who have not completed an undergraduate degree in retail management, participate in Retail Buying and Control (RTL 3380) and Retail Category Management (RTL 4320). Leveling coursework is in addition to the 37 hours of M.S. graduation course requirements.

While the Master of Science in Hospitality and Retail Management degree is generalist in nature, students may choose one of the following options:

Professional Option:

The professional option is designed to prepare students for mid-level management positions in the hospitality and retail management industries. This is also appropriate for individuals who wish to change careers. The curriculum requires a total of 37 hours consisting of 22 hours of core courses and 15 hours of guided electives. Students completing the professional option stand for an Exit Exam the last semester of enrollment.

Students have the option of completing one of four tracks in the professional option: Hospitality Management, Retail Management, Event Management or Food Service Management. See M.S. HRM Degree Plan for more details.

Research Option:

The research option is designed for students who plan to seek faculty positions in post-secondary community colleges, to pursue a doctoral degree, or to participate in applied industry research. The curriculum requires 37 graduate hours consisting of 22 hours of core courses, 9 additional hours of research and thesis, and 6 hours of electives. See M.S. HRM Degree Plan for more details.

Testing requirements and admission to Texas Tech can be obtained at the

The Texas Tech Graduate School admission deadlines for international students:

  • Fall Admission: January 15
Master's Program Contact

HS HRM Graduate Program
Texas Tech University
Address: HRM Dept.Box 41240
Lubbock, TX 79409-1240
Phone: 806-742-3068


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