The Department of Hospitality Management offers interdisciplinary graduate programs that lead to a Master of Science or a Doctor of Philosophy degree in Hospitality Administration. The department is one of the oldest in the College of Health and Human Sciences. The first master's degree was granted by the department in 1921. The doctoral program began in 1975.
The mission of the graduate program is to provide the theoretical and research base to prepare graduates for managerial, educational, or research positions in foodservice and hospitality management organizations. Graduate faculty and students collaborate to conduct applied research and disseminate findings through scholarly publications and presentations. Flexibility in planning the program of study allows students to meet persona and professional objectives while enhancing departmental research. Supportive faculty and peer relationships foster an environment where students can gain the knowledge, skills and confidence for leadership positions in their chosen field. The program provides a variety of research opportunities in foodservice, food safety, lodging, event and meeting management.
On-Campus Graduate Programs
For information about the Master of Science or Doctor of Philosophy programs, contact Dr. Junehee Kwon, graduate program director, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 785-532-5369.
For information about graduate application policies, procedures, or paperwork, contact our administrative specialist at email@example.com or 785-532-5521.