Human Sciences: Hospitality and Tourism Management, PhD

Requirements for Students Matriculating in or before Academic Year 2019-2020. Learn more about Graduate College Academic Regulation 7.0.

Total Hours: 60 Hours (Beyond the Master's Degree)

Core Courses
Human Sciences
HS 6993Graduate Seminar in Human Sciences3
Hospitality Administration
HTM 6111Hospitality and Tourism Doctoral Studies and Research1
HTM 6113Hospitality and Tourism Education3
Or EDUC 5993
Or EDLE 6713
HTM 6713Contemporary Hospitality and Tourism Theory3
HTM 6993Advanced Hospitality and Tourism Research3
Hours Subtotal13
Select 14 hours:14
Hours Subtotal14
Research Support Courses
Select 18 Hours18
Must include one Intermediate Statistics course:
Statistical Inference
Experimental Designs
Theory of Linear Models I
Theory of Linear Models II
Multivariate Analysis
Educational Measurements
Analyses of Variance
Social Research Design
Techniques of Population Analysis
Statistics for Experimenters II
Sample Survey Designs
Must include one Advanced Statistics course:
Probability Theory
Large Sample Inference
Advanced Statistical Inference
Multiple Regression Analysis in Behavioral Studies
Multiple Regression Analysis in Behavioral Studies
Structural Equation Modeling Applications in Business
Measurement and Experimental Design
Categorical Data Analysis
Experimental Designs
Theory of Linear Models II
Multivariate Analysis
Structural Equation Modeling for HDFS Applications
Multilevel Modeling for HDFS Applications
Must include one Advanced Research Methods course:
Advanced Methods in Management Research
Applied Multivariate Research in Behavioral Studies
Advanced Marketing Research
Quantitative Analysis of Social Research
Qualitative Research Methods
Multivariate Methods
Hours Subtotal18
15 hours15
Hours Subtotal15
Strongly Encouraged
(Approved internship in research and/or instruction - Maximum of 3 hours for each intern program.)
(Foreign or computer language skills)
Total Hours60

General Graduate College Requirements

  • A minimum Grade-Point-Average of 3.00 is required
  • A minimum Grade of "C" is required in all degree applicable courses
  • No courses utilizing the Pass-No Pass grading system are permitted
  • GRAD 5082 or GRAD 5092 may not be used to meet degree requirements

Additional Doctor of Philosophy (PhD.) Requirements

  • 90 credits beyond the Bachelor's degree, 60 credits beyond the Master's degree are required
  • At least seventy-five percent of coursework on the Plan of Study must include 5000 and 6000 level courses
  • A minimum of 15 hours at the 6000 level with a grade of SR for the doctoral dissertation must be complete.  The maximum number of dissertation hours (6000 with a grade of SR) permissible on a Plan of Study must not exceed three-fourths of the total credit hours in the approved graduate degree program
  • Credit for all courses on a graduate Plan of Study must have been awarded within 10 years of completion of all degree requirements
  • A minimum of 30 in-residence credit hours are required
  • Non-Course requirements:
    • Doctoral Candidacy
    • Dissertation Defense
    • Dissertation Submission/Approval