Master of Science in
Hospitality and Retail Management
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The Master of Science in Hospitality and Retail Management degree is designed for students with either a bachelor's degree in hospitality or retail work experience. Special programs, providing additional coursework, are available for students who do not meet these criteria.
While the Master of Science in Hospitality and Retail Management degree is generalist in nature, students may choose one of the following options:
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. 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 professional option: Hospitality Management, Retail Management, Event Management and Food Service Management.
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.
The core courses for all programs are RHIM 5100, RHIM 5355, RHIM 5353, RHIM 5341 or RHIM 6346, RHIM 6316, RHIM 6322, and RHIM 6332. Students who have not completed an undergraduate degree in hospitality or retailing will take one leveling course, RHIM 5300. In RHIM 5300 you attend two undergraduate courses, RHIM 2310 and another one in your area of interest if you are in the Hospitality Track, if you are in the Retail track you, attend RTL 3380 and RTL 4320. After you complete both classes, you will receive a grade. RHIM 5300 does not meet graduation requirements.
Testing requirements and admission to Texas Tech can be obtained at the http://www.depts.ttu.edu/testing/cbt.php.
- The graduate school has new deadlines for international students in regard to admission. Fall and Summer: January 15 (beginning with summer 2011/fall 2011)
- Spring: June 15 (beginning spring 2012)
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Admission to the Graduate Program Requires the Following:
Hospitality & Retail Management Master's Program Application Process
All of the below steps must be completed by these deadlines to be considered for admission.
|Fall Admission: July 15|
|Spring Admission: November 15|
|Summer Admission: April 15|
Applicants must complete the application in the following sequence.
Step 1: Sign up and take the GRE or GMAT
Step 2: Send the following to Kathy Schuessler (address below):
- Personal statement of career goals (not to exceed three pages in length)
- Three letters of reference or reference forms (Word or PDF Format)
Step 3: Send:
- Application for Admission to Graduate School available from the TTU Graduate School.
- Nonrefundable application fee (amount specified by the Graduate School)
- Original transcript(s) of all previous college studies
- Scores of the GRE or the GMAT
- TOEFL scores (International students only)
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The Hospitality and Retail Management web page also has a link to the Teaching/Research Assistant Application. If you are interested, please complete this form and mail it in your packet. http://www.depts.ttu.edu/hs/nhr/pdf/TA_Masters.pdf.
Information regarding tuition and fees may be found at http://www.depts.ttu.edu/studentbusinessservices/tuitionfees/index.php.