Students accepted into the MS in Hospitality Management will complete 36 hours of specified graduate courses.  Up to 6 hours outside Hospitality Management may be selected


Required Courses:

CMHT 5100 (3 hours) Into to Research
CMHT 5300 (3 hours) Research Methods
CMHT 5400 (3 hours) Research Applications
HMGT 5860 (3 hours) Strategic Management in HM (capstone)
HMGT 5920 (3 hours) Problem in Lieu of Thesis 
HMGT 5950 (6 hours) Master's Thesis (taken over two semesters)

Content Courses: Select 15-18 hours

HMGT 5250 (3 hours) Restaurant Development
HMGT 5280 (3 hours) Hotel and Restaurant Operations
HMGT 5530 (3 hours) International Sustainable Tourism
CMHT 5350 (3 hours) Issues and Trends
HMGT 5540 (3 hours) Tourism Services Mgmt and Mktg
CMHT 5440 (3 hours) Consumer Theory
CMHT 5460 (3 hours) Human Capital Development
HMGT 5520 (3 hours) Global Tourism
CMHT 5550 (3 hours) Promotional Strategies
HMGT 5560 (3 hours) Planning and Policy in Sustainable Tourism
HMGT 5580 (3 hours) Hosp & Tourism Information Technology Strategies
CMHT 5600 (3 hours) Managing Customer Experiences
HMGT 5630 (3 hours) Event Management
CMHT 5700 (3 hours) Service Excellence
HMGT 5790 (3 hours) Field Experience
CMHT 5810 (3 hours) Teaching Practicum in M&HM
CMHT 5830 (3 hours) Legal & Regulatory Aspect
CMHT 6500 (3 hours) Big data implementation in social network analysis

Dual Numbered Courses.  May select up to 6 hours

CMHT 5000 (3 hours) Global Discovery in Merchandising and Hospitality Management
HMGT 5200 (3 hours) Survey of Beverages
HMGT 5210 (3 hours) Hospitality Cost Controls
HMGT 5260 (3 hours) Hospitality Business Strategies
HMGT 5480 (3 hours) Hospitality Industry Finance
HMGT 5820 (3 hours) Facilities Planning

May select up to 6 hours outside Hospitality Management

Dual-numbered classes cannot be repeated if taken for undergraduate degree credit or leveling for graduate degree. 
Students will choose between the Thesis and Non-thesis options.

  • Non-thesis students will enroll in HMGT 5920 - Problem in Lieu of Thesis and successfully complete the defined research project with a graduate faculty member.  (Guidelines updated Fall 2014)
  • Thesis students will enroll in HMGT 5950 and must successfully defend their thesis project as their final examination.  Once enrolled in 5950 students must continuously enroll until finished. 

With permission, students may transfer up to nine (9) approved accredited graduate hours.
Students have a total of six years to complete the Masters of Science degree.  The six-year rule begins with the earliest date of any transferred graduate hours applied to the UNT degree.  Graduate students must secure written permission from the graduate dean before registering for any course or courses at another institution while registered for any courses at UNT.

**Specific admission requirements for the graduate certificate program are in the UNT Graduate Catalog.


Dr. Lisa Kennon
Associate Professor, CMHT Graduate Coordinator

1155 Union Circle #311100
Denton, TX 76203