Based on our early commitments, Cohort #3 beginning in August 2014, is shaping up to be a wonderfully diverse group representing many industry segments including hotels, events, restaurants, resorts, youth programs, recreation management and our first U.S. military veteran! We plan to accept 20 students - will you be in Cohort #3? Don’t wait for the application deadline; now is the best time to apply.
If you are interested in learning more about the program – or if you know someone who’d be interested – please contact us directly or attend our upcoming Open House event at Gordon Biersch in Mission Valley on Wednesday, December 11th until 7:00 P.M. You’ll have a chance there to meet with the program faculty and staff but – more importantly – you’ll have a chance to interact directly with current and former Master’s students. RSVP here. There’s no better source for gaining insight into the program.
In August 2012 the first Master’s Program Cohort embarked on a 13-month journey to earn an M.S. in Hospitality & Tourism Management at San Diego State University. The program is led by director Jeff Campbell, a seasoned executive from the restaurant industry and the Norman E. Brinker Executive-in-Residence in the HTM Program since 2005. The academic team includes experts in sustainability, leadership, marketing, finance, and technology, who deliver course content in pre-recorded, electronic format to provide flexibility for the working professional. In addition, two on-campus weeks begin and end the program.
The L. Robert Payne School of Hospitality & Tourism Management has been preparing undergraduate students for management careers in hospitality, tourism, and related industries
since 2001. We offer undergraduate degrees with emphases in Hotels, Restaurants, Tribal Gaming, Meetings & Events, Sustainable Tourism, Systems Management and Outdoor Resource Management.
The HTM Master’s program was designed to give up-and-coming hospitality professionals a real-world skill upgrade that would ultimately propel them forward in their careers. The point was always more about giving the graduate a competitive “edge” in business than just a diploma.
The courses below – mostly delivered online and in a pre-recorded format - permit the students – who are all holding down full-time jobs – to access the material when their busy schedules permit and to review it as often as they like.
Each student is assigned a faculty mentor for the full duration of the program and creates a personal Leadership Development Plan as part of it. Each is also expected to design and execute an in-company project for their current organizations, which will meaningfully impact performance.
We believe that this combination of activities, when coupled with our high quality course content, and world-class faculty, will provide you with an even more motivated, prepared, and knowledgeable employee at the end of their year with us.
A brief summary of the course work
Link to CES site http://www.ces.sdsu.edu/htm
Proposal Development Manager
Maritz Travel Company
Associate State Archaeologist
State of California, Department of Parks &
Recreation, Ocotillo Wells District
Vice President of Sales and Marketing
Scorpion Bay Hotel
Catering Office Assistant
Aztec Shops Dining Services SDSU
Capital Consultants Management Corporation
Blind Lady Ale House
Vice President-Resort Marketing
Universal Orlando Resort
Southern California Regional Tech
Vice President, Convention Centers
Founder & CEO
Surf Resource Network
Tech Coast Angels
The Brigantine – Del Mar
Event Planning Coordinator
Latham & Watkins
The Lafayette Hotel
Director of Hotel Operations
Hilton Torrey Pines
Latham & Watkins
Residence Inn and Courtyard by Marriott - Carlsbad
* Applications accepted October 1.
You will be contacted by the program director, Jeff Campbell, to meet by phone or in person before you begin the formal CSU Mentor application process.
2. Apply to CSU Mentor
The application cycle opens October 1 for fall admission.
3. Schedule the GRE at your earliest opportunity
4. Order official transcripts from all colleges and universities attended
The Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships is a wealth of information and your gateway to apply for and manage your financial support.
American Hotel & Lodging Educational Foundation (AH&LEF)
Graduate Scholarship 2013/14
California Lodging Industry Association Scholarship 2013/14
SDSU Graduate Equity Fellowship 2013/14 - $600
Barona Resort & Casino Scholarship 2013/14 - $1,000
SDSU Graduate Equity Fellowship 2012/13
Barona Resort & Casino Scholarship 2012/13
Surf Resource Network
HTM Master’s Program 2012/13
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How do I apply for the MS in HTM degree program?
You can find detailed application procedures on the Graduate Admissions website.
What is the application deadline?
The deadline for Fall 2013 is June 15, 2013.
Do I need to have an undergraduate degree to apply to the MS in HTM degree program?
You must have a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in order to apply to the master’s program. Successful applicants to the professional master’s degree program will have experience in the hospitality and tourism industry. Candidates who lack a bachelor’s degree – but who have a track record of superior leadership within the hospitality industry – may be considered for admission to the program. While such a candidate may not be awarded a master’s degree, the graduate can receive a special designation upon completion of the full program.
Am I required to take the GRE to apply for admission to the MS in HTM degree program?
Yes, the GRE is required. The GMAT may be substituted for the GRE if approved by the program director. While the GRE can be waived if the applicant already holds an advanced degree (such as an MBA, MS, MA, Ph.D., JD, etc.) from an institution that is a member of the Council of Graduate Schools, it is essential for all other applicants.
How do I arrange to take The GRE?
Visit Educational Testing Service for GRE information.
What is the minimum undergraduate GPA score required for admission to the MS in HTM degree program?
SDSU requires domestic graduate applicants to have a minimum 2.85 undergraduate GPA. international applicants are required to have a minimum 3.0 undergraduate GPA. Applicants with an undergraduate GPA under 2.85 may be admitted conditionally.
How can I find out when the courses will be offered?
You can find the schedule of classes on the Master of Science in Hospitality and Tourism Management website.
How do I register for the HTM courses?
Since all of our courses are run as special sessions (more condensed than the university’s regular semester time frame), registration is done through the College of Extended Studies. The College of Extended Studies can also be reached at (619) 594-5152.
What is the deadline for registering in an HTM course?
Course registrations end one week before the course start date. Students attempting to register after the deadline will need departmental approval, which will be determined on a case-by-case basis dependent upon on space availability in the desired course(s) and progress toward the student’s program of study and targeted graduation term.
How much does the MS in HTM program cost?
Payment for this HTM degree program and individual HTM courses is on a course-by-course basis. The tuition is currently $29,040 or $968 a unit; however, this is subject to change. The program is self-supporting and receives no public monies in financial support of its operation.
Are there additional expenses?
In addition to tuition and course materials, students will be responsible for their own travel and accommodations for the two on-campus weeks at SDSU.
Does San Diego State University offer financial aid?
Financial aid is available to students in the MS in HTM degree program. For more information about financial aid, please visit the Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships.
I have registered in an HTM course – what now? How do I start the course?
You will receive information about accessing your course in your registration confirmation email. You will also receive this information in an email from your instructor on the first day of the course.
Do I have to purchase books and course materials separately?
Yes. Information on course materials and textbooks will be included in your registration confirmation email.
How is the program structured?
There are ten courses. Two are face-to-face in San Diego, eight are online. The two face-to-face courses are a week long, one at the beginning of the program, one at the end.
How does an online course work?
Almost all course activities are asynchronous, meaning that you do not have to be online at any particular day/time to participate in the course. Some activities, such as role plays and presentations, may require all students to participate at the same time. There are weekly assignments, including web exercises and discussion boards based on the weekly readings. You can access weekly lectures online.
I have taken graduate level courses in the past. Will these units transfer towards the MS in HTM degree?
No units can be transferred into the master’s program. The program is designed to be self-contained and students go through the program as a cohort.
How do I withdraw from a course? Will I receive a refund?
This information can be found on the College of Extended Studies website. Please make yourself familiar with these registration policies.
Are there additional fees for international students?
There are no additional fees.
L. Robert Payne School of
Hospitality and Tourism Management
5500 Campanile Drive
San Diego, CA 92182-4514
Phone: (619) 594-4964
Fax: (619) 594-4443