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

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Flexible, online classes make it easier to reach your goals while balancing work and family life.

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Affordable Tuition

NMSU Global Campus offers competitively priced tuition and scholarship opportunities.

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Skills for Success

Analyze the values and expectations of global hospitality consumers.

Further Your Hospitality Career

At NMSU Global Campus, the Master in Family and Consumer Sciences: Hotel, Restaurant and Tourism Management program allows you to explore current hotel, restaurant and tourism trends in a wide range of academic areas. You may either focus on general hospitality management or do scholarly research in your chosen hospitality specialization, such as food service, hotel operations, culinary arts, destination management, revenue management, sales and marketing, or vacation ownership. Take the next step in your career with a flexible graduate degree that fits your schedule!

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Career Pathways

The possibilities are endless for graduates of the HRTM master’s program at NMSU Global Campus! Find rewarding careers in many hospitality-related professions, such as:

  • Culinary Arts
  • Destination Management
  • Food and Beverage Management
  • Hospitality or Culinary Education
  • Hospitality Information Systems and Technology
  • Hotel Management and Operations
  • Human Resource Management and Training
  • Revenue Management
  • Sales and Marketing
  • Tourism and Destination Management
  • Vacation Ownership
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“As an 18 year old, I found NMSU to be one of the most inviting campuses — rich in student life yet equally involved in academics. As a 36 year old, I am looking forward to coming full circle with NMSU and graduating as an Aggie forever.”

Stephanie M., Class of 2024

In the HRTM master’s program, you’ll explore global hospitality markets and consumer expectations. In addition to evaluating new developments in hotel and restaurant management, you’ll use collaborative problem-solving skills to execute hospitality projects with colleagues. By the end of the program, you will know how to implement research methodologies for hospitality operations, analyze marketing strategies for sustainable competitive advantages, and create authentic, memorable hospitality experiences for consumers of all backgrounds.

Delivery Format: 100% online, with synchronous and asynchronous requirements
Program Credits: 30 credits
Program Length: 2 years full-time; 3 years part-time
Cost Per Credit Hour: $444.40*
Active Military Cost Per Credit Hour: $250*
College: Agricultural, Consumer, and Environmental Sciences
Program Chair: Jean Hertzman

The HRTM Master in Family and Consumer Sciences program requires a minimum of 30 credits (including 4-6 credits of thesis) under the thesis plan. The non-thesis plan requires a minimum of 32 credits of coursework with a written comprehensive examination. Both plans require a final oral examination and are comprised of 16-week classes offered only during Fall and Spring. 

Students who plan to engage in research and teaching should pursue the thesis option, conducting an independent research project leading to publication in a top peer-reviewed journal. Students whose goals are oriented to the hospitality industry may choose instead to pursue an Applied Management Project (non-thesis option).

If you don’t have HRTM work experience, you will have the opportunity to complete a paid internship in your area of specialization. Prior to the completion of 12 credits, you will form a program advisory committee to determine the appropriate courses for your degree work.

The Department of Family and Consumer Sciences Graduate Program offers rolling admissions, and criteria for acceptance include letters of reference, a statement of interest essay, and a resume. For detailed information about the requirements for this program, please contact the department at 575-646-3936 or visit our website.

Sample Courses Credits
HRTM 5120: Hospitality Services Management 3
HRTM 5210: The Hospitality Industry and Sustainable Competitive Strategy 3
HRTM 5220: Contemporary Global Issues in Hospitality 3
HRTM 5420: Hospitality Research Methods & Analysis 3
HRTM 5992: Applied Management Project 3
HRTM 5999: Master’s Thesis 3-6
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At NMSU Global Campus, we strive to offer competitively priced tuition to keep your tuition costs affordable. If you need financial aid, we’re ready to work with you to determine the best ways to finance your education.

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 and NMSU Global Campus 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.

Contact Financial Aid
Phone: 1-888-729-6678
Email: onlineFA@nmsu.edu

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*For NMSU Global Campus programs and courses, the per credit hour cost is listed above. Special tuition agreements (Western Undergraduate Exchange, Descubre, etc.) are not applicable to NMSU Global Campus programs. Course fees still apply and are charged separately. Textbooks, uniforms, equipment, etc., are additional program costs. Additional per credit costs might be charged by the program, department or college.