Do you need a flexible graduate degree option that fits your schedule?  Take the next step in your career. This program allows students to explore current trends in a wide range of hotel, restaurant and tourism academic areas and take courses in and research their chosen area of specialization. Students with undergraduate degrees in closely related fields such as Business, Information Technology, Food Science, Culinary Arts, and Education are strongly encouraged to apply.  NMSU and our program are dedicated to diversity, inclusion and respect and welcome students from under-represented groups, international students, and non-traditional applicants.  These students bring unique views and strengthen our program and the hospitality industry.

Explore the HRTM Master’s degree program

The emphasis in HRTM combines both coursework and research to expand the student’s knowledge, abilities, and problem-solving skills. Whether your interests focus on general hospitality management tourism, foodservice, hotel operations, culinary arts, destination management, revenue management, sales and marketing, , beverage management, vacation ownership, hospitality information systems, or human resource management/training the opportunities are endless. Many educators in hospitality or culinary education have taken specialization courses in online teaching or educational technology.

Students who complete the program will be able to:

  • Analyze key components of an industry organization, and adapt and grow with changing trends.
  • Examine strategic decision making principles to create sustainable advantages for hospitality and service industry leaders and organizations.
  • Design and manage service delivery systems and training to create authentic and memorable hospitality experiences.
  • Apply organizational, leadership and human resource theories to global hospitality organizations.
  • Analyze key hospitality industry leaders, companies and systems.
  • Coordinate teams to provide effective management and maintain successful employee and guest relations.
  • Explore and analyze global hospitality markets, including the values and expectations of global hospitality consumers.
  • Analyze and evaluate marketing theories, strategies and tactics for developing sustainable competitive advantages in the global hospitality industry.
  • Implement appropriate statistical procedures and research methodologies for hospitality operations.
  • Evaluate new developments in hotel and restaurant management and discuss contemporary issues confronting the global hospitality industry.
  • Perform financial and accounting decision making as applied to the hospitality industry.
  • Develop a project scope based on problems presented within the hospitality industry.
  • Use collaborative problem solving to execute hospitality projects.

Scholarships and Financial Aid

NMSU helps to keep your tuition costs affordable. But if you need financial help, NMSU is ready to work with you to determine the best ways to finance your education to earn your Master of Criminal Justice degree. Financial assistance includes loans, grants, and scholarship opportunities. To apply, use NMSU’s convenient Scholar Dollar$ one-stop scholarship application, which serves all students in the NMSU system. NMSU Online students are also eligible for loans and grants. The first step in applying for financial aid is to complete a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Learn more about financial aid opportunities at NMSU