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MS in Consumer Sciences, Hospitality Management

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Hospitality Management focuses on the examination of contemporary topics (e.g., service management, marketing strategies, consumer behavior, technology, social media, aesthetics, sustainability) in the hospitality, tourism and service industries.

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Program Features

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Program Tracks

Professional track (non-thesis option) 

Develop the advanced business skills needed to match your goals for the hospitality management C-suite 

Academic track (thesis option) 

Prepares you for academic research and continued study at the doctoral level

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Career Paths

With a proven track record of successful placements, Hospitality Management graduate students have careers in management and administration at major hospitality industries, including:

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Funding Opportunities 


Graduate program costs can depend on a variety of factors such as residency, number of credit hours, and number of semesters enrolled. The Graduate Admissions website provides an estimate of annual costs for Ohio residents, domestic non-residents, and international students. The Registrar’s Office provides more in-depth information about Tuition and Fees.

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Degree Requirements 

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Professional industry track prerequisites

Bachelor’s degree, three years of work experience or GRE/GMAT scores

Expected Time to Degree:

1.5-2 years

Deadline to apply

December 1

Applications for the next admissions cycle will open September 1

Mode of Instruction

While some courses may be offered online, this degree requires in-person learning on the Columbus campus.

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Research track prerequisites

Bachelor’s degree, GRE/GMAT scores

Program start

Autumn Semester

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