M.S. Degree Requirements

All M.S. candidates are required to present a research poster at the University Graduate Research Exhibition (held in the spring semester) at least once prior to their final oral defense.

Additionally, students in the M.S. program must complete a course load of 36 credits.

Methods Courses (12 credits)

HM 503
Research Methods in HRIM (3) (required)
Stat 500
Applied Statistics (3) (required)
6 Credits of Methods Courses
Stat 501 Regression Methods (3)
Stat 502 Analysis of Variance and Design of Experiments (3)

HM Colloquium (4 credits)

HM 590
Colloquium (4)

Concentration Courses (15 credits)

  • 15 credits that build a focused hospitality research area (courses are selected at the direction of the student's adviser and thesis committee).
  • Must include 9 credits of HM 597 (Special Topics).
  • No more than 3 credits of independent study should be used to meet concentration requirements (at the discretion of the professor-in-charge)

Thesis Research (6 credits)

HM 600
Thesis Research (6)