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Hospitality and Tourism Management MS

Learn to analyze, evaluate, and apply hospitality and tourism data from diverse sources in this dynamic hospitality management master's degree.

Program skills

The program may be taken on a full- or part-time basis. The length of time required to earn a degree varies according to the student’s undergraduate preparation and the number of graduate courses taken per semester. To earn the MS degree, students must complete a minimum of 30 credit hours. The curriculum is a combination of required core courses in hospitality and tourism management and elective courses chosen by the student to meet career interests and objectives. Course offerings generally are scheduled for evenings or via online learning to facilitate part-time students.

Program facilities equipment

The program prepares students for hospitality management through learning experiences at Henry’s, the school’s 75 seat full-service, liquor-licensed restaurant and at the RIT Inn and Conference Center which is a premier full-service hotel and conference facility. RIT is also a strategic partner in the New York State Wine & Culinary Center and focuses on NY agriculture, the culinary arts, and hospitality and food management. State-of-the-art equipment and laboratories, up to date cooking equipment and access to RITs technology labs. 

Program job titles reported

Business Development; Customer Experience Director; Sales and Event Manager; Vacation Planner; Hotel Asset Manager; Hospitality Specialist/Consultant; Wine/Spirits Business Manager; Hotel/Travel/Food Columnist/Journalist/Blogger; Destination Management Marketer; Lecturer

Select program hiring partners

DelMonte Hotel Group, Int. Biban Co. for Urban Construction Development, Jazan University, JW Marriott Hotel Beijing, The Walt Disney Company, Umm Al-Qura University, Woodcliff Hotel and Spa


Outcome Rates*

Total percentage of graduates who have entered the workforce, enrolled in full-time graduate study, or are pursuing alternative plans (military service, volunteering, etc.).


Knowledge Rate

*Total percentage of graduates for whom RIT has verifiable data, compared to national average knowledge rate of 41% per NACE.
Outcome % of Students
Employed 80.00%
Full-time Graduate Study 0%
Alternative Plans 0%
Outcome % of Students
Employed 80.00%
Full-time Graduate Study 0%
Alternative Plans 0%

Experiential Learning

Cooperative Education

What makes an RIT education exceptional? It’s the ability to complete relevant, hands-on career experience. At the graduate level, and paired with an advanced degree, cooperative education and internships give you the unparalleled credentials that truly set you apart. Learn more about graduate co-op and how it provides you with the career experience employers look for in their next top hires. 

Cooperative education is optional but strongly encouraged for graduate students in the hospitality and tourism management program.