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Learn from the Best, in The Heart of the Industry

The William F. Harrah College of Hospitality at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas is the nation’s best, combining a world-class education with real-world experience. Our students succeed because they are immersed in a holistic learning environment that uniquely prepares them for a lifelong career in hospitality and tourism.

UNLV Hospitality students learn from some of the nation’s most renowned hospitality experts and are within walking distance of the most notable hotel and gaming properties in the world. Being this close to the heartbeat of the industry gives students access to internship and mentorship opportunities not available in other programs.

The college’s strong relationship with the hospitality industry means students are better prepared and better connected to start their careers after graduation. Our affordability means that a Hospitality Management degree at UNLV is within reach.

Highest-Ranked National Hospitality Program*
The World’s Second-Ranked Hospitality Program*
Most Affordable of Top 10 Comparable Programs
Students Work and Intern at the Epicenter of the Industry


The Harrah College of Hospitality’s proximity to the world-famous Las Vegas Strip places our students at the forefront of the industry. Students enjoy unparalleled internship, job, mentorship, and research opportunities with prominent industry professionals – real-world experience that helps students launch successful careers.

Plus, our students get to master the craft of hospitality management inside Hospitality Hall – a modern, interactive learning laboratory that closely mirrors the industry.

How UNLV Graduates are Changing the World

Harrah College of Hospitality graduates are using their UNLV experience to shape the hospitality and tourism industry. They’re leveraging classroom knowledge and hands-on skills to make an impact in the real world.

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J.C. Fernandez ’97: Radio co-host of “Mercedes in the Morning,” on KMXB-FM

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Jennifer Levine ’10: Sr. Director of Employee Relations & Compliance, Las Vegas Raiders

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Lovell Walker ’09: VP of Business Development, Penn National Gaming

Undergraduate Degree Program

The Harrah College of Hospitality undergraduate program offers a Bachelor of Science degree in Hospitality Management. This 120-credit-hour program typically takes four years to complete.

Undergraduate students have the option of specializing in one of the following concentrations:

  • Event Design and Management
  • Gaming Management
  • Hospitality Beverage Management
  • Human Resource Management
  • Innovative Restaurant Management
  • PGA Golf Management


Undergraduate students must meet certain academic standards to be admitted to UNLV and the Harrah College of Hospitality. The University accepts the Common App.


Las Vegas offers endless opportunities for students who are pursuing careers in the hospitality and tourism industry. Working with some of the biggest names in the industry, the college helps connect students with internships, mentors, and jobs following graduation.


Our academic advisors will help students navigate the undergraduate program, explaining academic requirements, developing plans of study, and providing general support throughout their UNLV careers.


UNLV accepts both the Common App and the UNLV Application.

Graduate Degrees and Certificates

For professionals and students who wish to advance their education, the Harrah College of Hospitality offers several graduate degree options, including in-person and online programs. A graduate degree from the college prepares students to be leaders in the hospitality and tourism industry.


Graduate students must have completed an undergraduate degree program and meet UNLV admission requirements before being admitted to the university.


An advanced degree from the Harrah College of Hospitality gives professionals the competitive edge they need to step into management positions or pursue academic careers. The college’s strong support system, including our extensive career resources, help make our students’ career goals possible.


Graduate students work closely with advisors to map out an educational plan that supports their learning interests.


Graduate applicants that meet university requirements may apply online.

Real-World Experience

Jennifer Jaimes came to UNLV with a passion for hospitality and graduated with the practical skills and theoretical knowledge to build a successful career. In addition to work/internship experience, Jennifer was able to add major project work and research to her resume during her time as a student. The month she graduated, Jennifer not only had a job waiting for her but she also had a research paper published in a top-tier hospitality journal. This would not have been possible without the one-on-one support of our expert faculty and committed staff.

UNLV Hospitality: Unique Opportunities

Experience Campus

Hospitality College students enjoy immersive, hands-on learning inside the jewel of the UNLV campus—Hospitality Hall, located just blocks away from the famed Las Vegas Strip. Our close connection to the industry and responsiveness to the needs of the evolving hospitality market help us maintain our top position among competing programs—producing graduates who are leading all major sectors of the industry across the globe.

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