Set Yourself Apart by Earning a Master’s in Hospitality
As a master’s student at the Harrah College of Hospitality, you’ll gain unparalleled face-to-face access to experts who are leading the industry as well as the researchers who are tackling the industry’s most pressing questions. You’ll examine the latest industry trends, engage in dynamic group projects, and gain specialized management skills that will prepare you to take on high-level executive positions in the global hospitality and tourism arenas. Don’t wait to take your career to the next level. Apply today.
The Master of Science in Hotel Administration is a 36-credit, on-campus program that culminates in either a thesis or professional paper (students choose). The typical completion time for full-time students ranges from 1.5 to 2 years; part-time students usually take 3 to 3.5 years to complete the program.
"This program is not about learning from a textbook. My classes and my professors give me a deep, practical understanding of the real world and how things work in the industry."
Pursuing an MS degree in Hotel Administration
Fall Term: February 15 – to be considered for funding May 1 – for international applicants July 15 – for domestic or permanent residence applicants
Spring Term: October 1 – for international applicants November 15 – for domestic or permanent resident applicants
Dual Degree Options
If you are interested in gaining additional knowledge in the fields of business administration or information systems, consider applying to one of our two dual degree programs. Please note that to be admitted you must apply to both the MS in Hotel Administration program and the MIS or MBA program.
Master of Science in Hotel Administration & Master of Business Administration
A 51-credit, on-campus program well-suited for those seeking high-level positions in the fields of hospitality, tourism, and business administration.
A Game Changer for your Career
More and more companies are seeking candidates with advanced degrees to serve on their management teams. Courses in financial analysis, research methodologies, marketing systems, and other business fundamentals will help you increase your marketability among employers in the hotel, casino, restaurant, travel, entertainment and event sectors.
General manager – hotel/lodge/country club
Revenue manager – casino/resort
Convention sales director
Trade show operations manager
Food and beverage director
Employee relations manager
Human resources director
Financial analyst – casino/resort
Director of eSports
Harrah College of Hospitality Office of Graduate Programs