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College of Human Sciences
College of Arts and SciencesDepartment of English
Lubbock, TX 79409
M.S. - Restaurant, Hotel, and Institutional Management
While the M.S. degree with a major in RHIM is generalist in nature, students may choose one of the following options:
Professional Option - The professional option is designed to prepare students for mid-level management positions in the hospitality industry. It also is appropriate for individuals who wish to change careers. The curriculum requires a total of 37 hours consisting of 28 hours of required courses, six elective hours, and a three-hour comprehensive capstone course in strategic management. Elective courses in travel and tourism, food service management and hotel management are also available.
Research Option - The research option is designed for students who plan to seek faculty positions in post secondary community colleges, to pursue a doctoral degree, or to participate in applied industry research. The curriculum requires 34 graduate hours consisting of 28 hours of graduate course work and a minimum of six hours of research, and a thesis.
The Ph.D. program at Texas Tech University is designed to provide a balance between developing strong researchers and effective educators. The program is individualized to enable students to follow their own research interests and leads to a Ph.D. in Family and Consumer Sciences Education (FCSE) with an emphasis in hospitality management. It will be particularly appealing for people who not only want a strong background in research skills, but who also wish to develop their teaching abilities.
The faculty have a diverse range of research interests that will guide students in development and implementation of their research activities.
Classification: Higher Education Institution (Not Carnegie Classified)
Locale: Midsize City
Size & Settings: 20,000-39,999