Doctor of Philosophy in Hospitality, Hotel Management and Tourism

The PhD degree in Hospitality, Hotel Management, and Tourism prepares students for a career as a university faculty member or research scientist in the private sector or 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 HMGT691). 

PhD Coursework should include: 

  • 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 (Research).

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

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

Steps to Fulfill a Doctoral Program