Master of Family and Consumer Sciences: Hotel, Restaurant and Tourism Management

Students can earn a Master of Science degree in Family and Consumer Sciences with an emphasis in Hotel, Restaurant and Tourism Management (HRTM). The emphasis in HRTM combines both coursework and research to expand the student’s knowledge, abilities, and problem-solving skills.

Students begin the program by learning about the current trends in a wide range of hotel, restaurant and tourism academic research areas. Students also take graduate-level classes that apply to their chosen area of specialization. Some students focus on general hospitality management. However, most choose an area of interest such as tourism, food service, hotel operations, culinary arts, destination management, revenue management, sales and marketing, hospitality or culinary education, beverage management, vacation ownership, hospitality information systems, or human resource management/training. Some of our students are hospitality educators who may desire to take specialization courses in online teaching or educational technology.

Students with undergraduate degrees in closely related fields (including Business, Information Technology, Food Science, Culinary Arts, and Education) are strongly encouraged to apply, as are students from under-represented groups and international students. We also welcome applications from non-traditional applicants who have work experience in the hotel, restaurant and tourism business. These students bring unique views to our program and strengthen our breadth and diversity.

Program Information

College: Agricultural, Consumer, and Environmental Sciences (ACES)

Program Credits: 30-32 credits

Program Length: 2-2.5 years

Cost Per Credit Hour: $444.40

Active Military Cost Per Credit Hour: $250

Program Chair: Dr. Jean Hertzman


NMSU is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission

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