Master of Science in Hospitality & Tourism Management
San Diego State University

Program Details

SDSU offers the online MS in Hospitality & Tourism Management. This program focuses on the development of strategic leadership, analytical and administrative organizational skills specific to the hospitality and tourism industry in a context that we believe is unique. This program is for individuals who are mid-level managers with 5 to 15 years of experience and who aspire to advance to the next level of leadership as a director, general manager, or CEO within a hospitality, recreation, or tourism organization or agency. And, experienced professionals who wish to continue their education while maintaining their current positions within the industry.

  • Gain skills for the increasingly complex and demanding role of leading in the "memories" business
  • Innovate within your organization while developing your own skill set
  • Expand your ability to make a difference in the HTM marketplace
  • Enhance your self-confidence and sense of personal mastery


  • Requires two on-campus residencies
  • Intended for experienced professionals who currently work in government and nonprofit agencies
  • Must hold a bachelor's degree in any major from a regionally accredited university 
  • GRE or GMAT test scores

School Accreditation Statement

Western Association of Schools and Colleges, Senior College and University Commission

Geographic Restrictions

This program IS APPROVED for residents of: Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Hawaii, Idaho, Louisiana, Mississippi, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New York, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Texas, Vermont, Virginia, Wisconsin, American Sa