The Graduate School Advance to a Higher Degree

Hospitality and Tourism Management

Supported Degree Objectives


  • Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
  • Master of Science (MS)
  • Non Degree

Required Supporting Documents


  • Transcripts
  • Recommendation Letters
    • Three letters: One must be a professional affiliation and other two must be academic affiliation. Must be on official letterhead.
  • Statement of Purpose
  • GRE or GMAT Test
    • GRE Minimum: Verbal: 145; Quantitative: 145;
    • GMAT Minimum (MS): 550 total
    • GMAT Minimum (PhD): Verbal: 50th percentile; Quantitative: 50th percentile;
  • English Proficiency (Non-native English speaking international applicants: choose a test below)
    • TOEFL: Internet-Based Test (IBT): Minimum Overall Required Score: 80
      • Minimum section requirements:
        • Reading: 19
        • Listening: 14
        • Speaking: 18
        • Writing: 18
    • TOEFL: Paper-Delivered Test: Minimum Overall Required Score: No minimum
      • Minimum section requirements:
        • Reading: 19
        • Listening: 14
        • Writing: 18
    • IELTS (Academic Module): Minimum Overall Required Score: 6.5
      • Minimum section requirements:
        • Reading: 6.5
        • Listening: 6.0
        • Speaking: 6.0
        • Writing: 5.5
  • English Proficiency (Non-native English speaking international applicants)
    • TWE

Master's Degree Program Requirements


  • Cumulative Grade Point Average from most recently conferred undergraduate, graduate, or professional degree:
    • 3.0 or equivalent (A=4.0)

Doctoral Degree Program Requirements


  • Cumulative Grade Point Average from most recently conferred undergraduate, graduate, or professional degree:
    • 3.0 or equivalent (A=4.0)
  • Master's Degree Required

Application Deadlines


  • Fall Spring Summer
    March 5 September 20 No Entry Master's
    January 15* No Entry No Entry Doctoral
    Rolling Rolling Rolling Online Master's (U.S. Citizens Only)

  • *November 30 for early admission notification

Program Contact Information


  • On-Campus
    Name Ayrielle Espinosa
    Phone 765-494-9811
    Email aespinosa@purdue.edu
    Web Program Website
    Address School of Hospitality and Tourism Management
    Purdue University
    900 W. State Street
    MRRT/206D
    West Lafayette, IN 47907-2115
    USA

    Online
    Toll-Free 877-497-5851
    Phone 765-743-0709
    Fax 877-497-5852
    Email GradOnline@purdue.edu
    Web Program Website
    Address Admissions Processing Center
    Purdue Online Programs
    1415 W. 22nd St., Suite 800
    Oak Brook, IL 60523
    USA

Additional Information


  • 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.

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

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