(Major Code: 05081) (SIMS Code: 663120)
Offered through SDSU Global Campus
Admission to Degree Curriculum
In addition to meeting the criteria for admission to the university, applicants must also demonstrate significant experience in management-level positions in hospitality, recreation, or tourism organizations. Students are fully matriculated in the university and meet all university requirements as established by the Graduate Division.
Advancement to Candidacy
All students must satisfy the general requirements for advancement to candidacy as described in Requirements for Master’s Degrees .
Specific Requirements for the Master of Science Degree
In addition to meeting the requirements for classified graduate standing and the basic requirements for the master’s degree as described in Requirements for Master’s Degrees , students must complete an approved program of study containing 30 units of 600- and 700-numbered courses. These courses will be offered in a predetermined pattern for entering student cohorts. No transfer courses and no substitute courses are accepted. The official programs of all students in any one cycle are identical. Advancement to candidacy requires completion of at least 12 units of coursework listed on the official program of study with a minimum grade point average of 3.0 (B).
The degree is a 17-month program utilizing a blended instructional model in which students complete courses offered in an online format and also in intensive face-to-face sessions during residency periods on campus, which are seven days in length and offered at the beginning and conclusion of the program. Students should contact the L. Robert Payne School of Hospitality and Tourism Management office for a program calendar, Class Schedule, and fee summary.