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2022/2023 University Catalog 
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Hospitality and Tourism Management, M.S.

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(Major Code: 05081) (SIMS Code: 663120)

Offered through SDSU Global Campus

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. 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).

In addition to meeting the criteria for admission to the university, applicants must have experience in management-level positions in hospitality or tourism organizations.

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.

Advancement to Candidacy

All students must satisfy the general requirements for advancement to candidacy as described in Requirements for Master’s Degrees .

Culminating Experience

The culminating experience for the Master of Science degree consists of

  1. a leadership experience project in HTM 690 , in which students design and implement an organizational change project


  1. a comprehensive case study examination with presentation in HTM 780 .

Students must earn a passing grade (C, 2.0 or better) in both HTM 690  and HTM 780  to earn the Master’s degree.

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