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Graduate Programs

Purdue's School Hospitality and Tourism Management and Division of Consumer Sciences offers research-based graduate programs that can lead to a master of science or doctor of philosophy degrees.  These highly customized programs allow students to explore areas of interest in Consumer Behavior, Family and Consumer Economics, and Hospitality and Tourism Management.

Our graduate students come from a variety of U.S. and international colleges and universities (more than half are international students) with undergraduate degrees in hospitality, tourism, business, economics, retail, sales, management, consumer science, finance, or other related fields with work experiences to match. 

Interdisciplinary Foundation

As part of a major research university, we are able to offer qualified students access to courses in individual areas of interest including food science, foods and nutrition, consumer affairs, engineering, education, industrial management, community planning, and others. This broad access to coursework combined with our support for individualized programs is designed to meet the needs of the mature student who has well-defined career goals.

Student-Driven Research

Thesis and doctoral students develop their own research topics with the assistance with their research advisor in a one-on-one mentorship. This mentorship is unique from other programs as faculty do not appoint to themselves which students they will be working with, although they may certainly share their interest with a student, but rather the student selects the faculty they wish to work with and it is mutually agreed by both parties to have this mentor/mentee relationship.

Rankings

#1 Master’s Degree Program

  • Based on the Journal of Hospitality & Tourism Education (Vol. 25, Iss. 2, 2013) A Longitudinal Study of Hospitality and Tourism Management Graduate Programs

# 1 Doctoral Program

  • Based on the Journal of Hospitality & Tourism Education (Vol. 25, Iss. 2, 2013) A Longitudinal Study of Hospitality and Tourism Management Graduate Programs

Career Assistance

Graduate students are welcome to use the services of the HTM Career Center. The Career Center is dedicated to assisting students with internship and career opportunities within the industry. However, most graduate students who are seeking advanced positions in higher education requiring an individualized search may find the Career Center is of limited help. The graduate program offices and research advisors devote their efforts to help in these individualized searches. 

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