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Master of Science (MS) in
Hospitality Management


Program Overview

Do you hold a bachelor’s degree and plan to transition into the exciting field of hospitality management? Are you currently working in the field and want to sharpen your skills to move into management? The online Master of Science in Hospitality Management may be the perfect choice for you!

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We're Ready to Show You Great Hospitality

The Hospitality Management program at UA is a long-established program with alumni in a variety of hospitality management positions throughout the United States. By taking the online version of the program, you will be able to earn your degree from The University of Alabama from any location.

If you desire to be a leader in this industry, then take the next step by learning more today!

  • Application DeadlineApplications accepted year round
  • RankingRanked 18th in 2017 in the top 50 Hospitality and Hotel Management schools in the world by CEOWORLD Magazine


The MS in Hospitality Management consists of 30 credit hours. Students have the option of completing a thesis or non-thesis track. A student will need to have taken the following classes prior to taking graduate courses: 1) Food and Beverage 2) Hotel Operations and 3) Statistical Data Analysis (ST 260 offered each semester). Please note that courses are subject to change.

Fall Semester (choose 9-12 hours)

  • RHM 521 Hospitality Law and Risk Management
  • RHM 576 Strategic Management in Hospitality and Tourism
  • RHM 596 Seminar in Hospitality Management
  • Elective or Prerequisite*

Spring Semester (choose 9-12 hours)

  • HES 509 Research Methods
  • RHM 570 Leadership Management Hospitality Industry
  • RHM 575 Sport and Hospitality Financial Management
  • Elective for non-thesis or RHM 599 Research Hours for thesis track

Summer (choose 6-10 Hours)

  • RHM 592 Special Problems in Hospitality Management**
  • Elective for non-thesis or RHM 599 Research Hours for thesis track

*Students who have not completed an undergraduate course in Statistics within the past 3 years are required to take either an undergraduate or graduate course in Statistics (undergraduate course will not count toward graduate credit).

**Students must schedule an appointment with their advisor to begin discussing special problem topics during the first 10 weeks of their first semester in graduate school.


To be considered for admission, an applicant for the MS in Hospitality Management must have the following:

  • One of the following:
    • 3.0/4.0 GPA
    • 3.0 GPA on last 60 hours
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Statement of Purpose (Include in the Header: Hospitality Management). Students should also include in their statement why they have chosen this area of study and how it will apply to their personal and/or professional goals.

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