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Hospitality and Tourism Management

We are pleased with your interest in our graduate program. Before you continue with the electronic application for admission, we wish to ensure that you are familiar with the minimum requirements for admission to graduate degree study in Hospitality and Tourism Management.  It is important to recognize that although satisfaction of these basic requirements does not guarantee graduate admission, failure to satisfy these requirements may lead to automatic denial of admission.

Supporting Documents: Additional documents are required to support the application. Supporting documents should be uploaded to the online application or mailed directly to the graduate program to which you are applying, as directed below. Click the links below for details. Supporting documents include the following, unless specific instructions are noted in the requirements sections of this page:

  • Transcripts
  • GRE Test
  • English Proficiency
  • Recommendation letters On-line recommendations: Three letters of recommendation using the Purdue recommendation form, one must be a Professional affiliation and other two must be Academic affiliation.  Or mail-ins: All additional Letters of Recommendations must be on a  business letterhead.  Applicants:  Please be sure to inform people writing your letter of recommendation that they must be on a business letterhead in order to assure they are valid.
  • Statement of Purpose

Application Deadlines:  Applications and all supporting documentation must be received on or before the deadlines listed below.

 

Fall Spring Summer
U.S. Citizen & International

March 5 (Master's)
November 30 (Doctoral) for early admission
January 15 (Doctoral) final deadline

September 20 (Master's)
No Entry (Doctoral)
No Entry

 

Contact Information Mailing Address
Web Sites of Interest
Name: Ayrielle Davis-Espinosa 
Phone: (765) 494-9811 
E-mail: aespinosa@purdue.edu

School of Hospitality and Tourism Management
Purdue University
900 W. State Street
MRRT/206D
West Lafayette, IN 47907-2115
USA

 

Current master's students wishing to move to a doctoral degree program in this same graduate program will be required to submit a new application.

A four year Bachelor's Degree is required, but welcome applications from Bologna Bachelor's Degree Recipients.

Master's Degree Program Basic Requirements

  • Undergraduate Cumulative Grade Point Average: 
    3.0 or equivalent required 
  • Graduate Record Examination (GRE): 
    Required -- Combined (new) verbaland quantitative score of 290 or higher (each: minimum of 145) or combined (previous) verbal and quantitative score of 1000 or higher (each minimum of 500) on GRE (Graduate Record Examination)
    or
  • Graduate Management Aptitude Test (GMAT): 
    Minimum score of 550 total (verbal and quantitative sections) 

Additional International Applicant Requirements:

  • Undergraduate Cumulative Grade Point Average: 
    3.0 or equivalent required 
  • Graduate Record Examination (GRE): 
    Required -- Combined (new) verbaland quantitative score of 290 or higher (each: minimum of 145) or combined (previous) verbal and quantitative score of 1000 or higher (each minimum of 500) on GRE (Graduate Record Examination)
    or
  • Graduate Management Aptitude Test (GMAT): 
    Minimum score of 550 total (verbal and quantitative sections) 
  • TOEFL for Non-Native English Speakers: 
    Minimum Paper-Based Test (PBT) Score Required: 550
    Minimum Internet-Based Test (IBT) Overall Score Required: 77
    With the following minimum section requirements:
    Reading: 19
    Listening: 14
    Speaking: 18
    Writing: 18 
  • IELTS (Academic Module):
    An alternative to the TOEFL, scores of 6.5 or higher will be accepted
  • Pearson Test of English (PTE) (Academic Module):
    An alternative to the TOEFL, scores of 58 or higher will be accepted
  • TWE for Non-Native English Speakers: 
    Required 

Doctoral Degree Program Basic Requirements

  • Undergraduate Cumulative Grade Point Average: 
    3.0 or equivalent required 
  • Master's Degree Completion: 
    Required, with a grade point average of 3.0 or equivalent 
  • Graduate Record Examination (GRE): 
    Required -- Combined (new) verbaland quantitative score of 290 or higher (each: minimum of 145) or combined (previous) verbal and quantitative score of 1000 or higher (each minimum of 500) on GRE (Graduate Record Examination)
    or
  • Graduate Management Aptitude Test (GMAT): 
    Minimum score in the 50 percentile (verbal and quantitative sections) 

Additional International Applicant Requirements:

  • Undergraduate Cumulative Grade Point Average: 
    3.0 or equivalent required 
  • Master's Degree Completion: 
    Required, with a grade point average of 3.0 or equivalent 
  • Graduate Record Examination (GRE): 
    Required -- Combined (new) verbaland quantitative score of 290 or higher (each: minimum of 145) or combined (previous) verbal and quantitative score of 1000 or higher (each minimum of 500) on GRE (Graduate Record Examination)
    or
  • Graduate Management Aptitude Test (GMAT): 
    with a minimum score in the 50 percentile (verbal and quantitative sections) 
  • TOEFL for Non-Native English Speakers: 
    Minimum Paper-Based Test (PBT) Score Required: 550
    Minimum Internet-Based Test (IBT) Overall Score Required: 77
    With the following minimum section requirements:
    Reading: 19
    Listening: 14
    Speaking: 18
    Writing: 18 
  • IELTS (Academic Module):
    An alternative to the TOEFL, scores of 6.5 or higher will be accepted
  • Pearson Test of English (PTE) (Academic Module):
    An alternative to the TOEFL, scores of 58 or higher will be accepted
  • TWE for for Non-Native English Speakers 
    Required 

If you do not meet the basic requirements described above, please do not submit an electronic application until you have contacted our graduate program staff.

Ernest C. Young Hall, Room 170 | 155  S. Grant Street, West Lafayette, IN 47907-2114 | 765-494-2600

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