Doctor of Philosophy in Hospitality, Hotel Management and Tourism

The PhDdegreein Hospitality, Hotel Management, and Tourism prepares students for a career as a university faculty member or as a research scientist in the private sector or  with a government agency.  While each PhD program is customized by the student and their advisor depending on the needs of the student, all PhD students should take a minimum of 18 credits within the department , not including HMGT 691 (Research).

PhD Courseworkshouldinclude:

  • a minimum of 3 credits of quantitative statistics;
  • a minimum of 3 credits of qualitative statistics;
  • a minimum of 3 credits of research methods; and
  • a minimum of 24 hours of  HMGT  691.

A student's final degree plan must be approved by all members of the advisory committee and should reflect the rigor expected of a doctoral degree.

All students must pass a final comprehensive examination administered by their advisory committee. There should be no more than 6 hours of coursework remaining on the degree plan at the conclusion of the semester when the exam is scheduled (except 681, 684, 690, 691, and 693).

Steps to Fulfill a Doctoral Program