Qualified undergraduate hospitality majors who want to pursue a master’s degree in Hospitality Management may apply to participate in an accelerated program. The BS+MS program allows undergraduates to take 12 graduate level credits that will count toward both their BS and MS in Hospitality Management.
Qualifications for Admission to the BS+MS
- Hospitality Management Major
- Experience in Hospitality Industry (At least 1000 working hours)
- Senior year status (completed at least 90 credits)
- Overall GPA of 3.33; GPA of 3.50 in Hospitality Major
- Unofficial transcript (degree audit is acceptable)
- 2 letters of recommendations from faculty members
- Successful interview with Hospitality faculty
Qualifications for Progressing from the BS to the MS
- Students must obtain a minimum grade of “A” (4.00) in each graduate course that will also count toward the undergraduate degree.
- HMG 6596, Marketing Leadership for Hospitality and Tourism
- HMG 6507, Hospitality and Tourism Information Systems and Technology
- HMG 6259, Lodging Management
- HMG 6267, Restaurant and Foodservice Management
- Upon satisfactory completion of all requirements for the undergraduate degree, students will be automatically admitted into the graduate program with 12 graduate credits already accomplished.
- Students will require a permit from the Graduate Advisor to enroll for graduate credit.
- Undergraduate students in the BS+MS program will pay the graduate per-credit rate for any graduate courses they take.
- Students must apply to the accelerated BS+MS program when they have completed at least 90 credits in the Hospitality BS program.
- Students need to complete the Accelerated Program Application Form to be accepted into the program. This form requires that students meet with undergraduate and graduate advisors to establish a plan of study, which includes the graduate courses that they will take.
- The completed form is then submitted to the College of Hospitality and Tourism Leadership along with the supporting documents.
- An interview is scheduled to meet with the Hospitality faculty.
- The College will make the decision on whether or not to admit the student into the accelerated program.