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Explore the Master in Family and Consumer Sciences: Hotel, Restaurant, and Tourism Management degree at NMSU Global Campus

Take the next step in your career with a flexible graduate degree option that fits your schedule!

At NMSU Global Campus, the HRTM master's program allows students to explore current trends in a wide range of hotel, restaurant and tourism academic areas. You will take courses and do scholarly research your chosen area of specialization in the hospitality world.

Who should study for an HRTM master's degree?

Prospective HRTM master's students with undergraduate degrees in closely related fields, such as Business, Information Technology, Food Science, Culinary Arts, and Education are strongly encouraged to apply!

Furthermore, we welcome all students, especially those from underrepresented groups, international students, and any non-traditional applicants. New Mexico State University is dedicated to diversity, inclusion and respect. Our diverse student body brings unique points of view that strengthen our HTRM program—and the hospitality industry as a whole.


Degree type: Master of Science in Family and Consumer Sciences: Hotel, Restaurant and Tourism Management Emphasis

College: Agriculture, Consumer, and Environmental Sciences

Department: School of Hotel, Restaurant, and Tourism Management

Delivery formats: 100% online

Cost per credit hour:

  • Graduate online: $444.40*†
  • Active Military online: $250*†

Accredited by: NMSU is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools

*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.

†For on-campus students, find tuition and fees here.

Program Highlights and Learning Outcomes

Students in the NMSU Global Campus master's in HRTM program learn skills for success in hospitality:

  • Apply organizational, leadership and human resource theories to global hospitality organizations.
  • Analyze key hospitality industry leaders, companies and systems.
  • Design and manage service delivery systems and training to create authentic and memorable hospitality experiences.
  • Explore and analyze global hospitality markets, including the values and expectations of global hospitality consumers.
  • Analyze 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 faced by the global hospitality industry.
  • Use collaborative problem-solving skills to execute hospitality projects with colleagues.

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

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

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