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Master’s Degrees in Hospitality Management

896 Yearly Graduations
$50,100 Median Salary
$43,834 Median Debt
A master's degree in hospitality is offered at 63 colleges in the United States. This degree is more popular with female students, and about 29% of recent graduates were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group. Also, 39.8% of hospitality graduates were international students.

Education Levels of Hospitality Majors

In 2018-2019, 896 master's degrees were awarded to hospitality majors. This makes it the 17th most popular master's degree program in the country.

The following table shows the number of diplomas awarded in hospitality at each degree level.

Education Level Number of Grads
Bachelor’s Degree 11,515
Associate’s Degree 2,905
Basic Certificate 2,536
Undergraduate Certificate 1,014
Master’s Degree 896
Graduate Certificate 131
Doctor’s Degree 45

Earnings of Hospitality Majors With Master’s Degrees

The median salary for graduates holding a master's degree in hospitality is $50,100. A lot of factors can contribute to this number, such as the location of your workplace and the availability of other perks and bonuses.

A better approximation of salary is to look at the typical range of salaries. In this case the low is $44,525 and the high is $54,100.

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Student Debt

The median student debt for graduates holding a master's degree in hospitality is $43,834. The length of time it takes you to graduate and what college you attend can affect this number quite a bit.

The chart below shows the range of accumulated debt loads. On the high side of the range, $46,130 is the debt load, and the debt load on the low side is $33,966.

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Those students who are paying back their debt on a 10-year repayment plan have a median monthly payment of $511.

Student Diversity

More women than men pursue their master's degree in hospitality. About 66.1% of graduates with this degree are female.

Gender Number of Grads
Men 304
Women 592
Gender Diversity of Master's Degrees in Hospitality

The racial-ethnic distribution of hospitality master’s degree students is as follows:

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 50
Black or African American 79
Hispanic or Latino 110
White 258
International Students 357
Other Races/Ethnicities 42
Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Hospitality Master's Degree Students

There are 63 colleges that offer a master’s degree in hospitality. Learn more about the most popular 20 below:

167 Yearly Graduations
72% Women
35% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Florida International University tops the list of the most popular school in the U.S. for hospitality majors who are seeking their master's degree. Roughly 58,700 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $4,721 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $8,912 per year.

The hospitality program at Florida International University awarded 167 master's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. Of these students, 72% were women and 35% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#2

University of Central Florida

Orlando, Florida
89 Yearly Graduations
70% Women
25% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

University of Central Florida is the 2nd most popular school in the nation for students seeking a master's degree in hospitality. Each year, around 69,400 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $4,478 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $6,916 per year.

The hospitality program at University of Central Florida awarded 89 master's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. Around 25% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 70% were women.

#3

George Washington University

Washington, District of Columbia
56 Yearly Graduations
64% Women
21% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 3rd most popular school in the country for hospitality majors who are seeking their master's degree is George Washington University. Each year, around 27,800 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $54,453 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $31,770 per year.

The hospitality program at George Washington University awarded 56 master's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. About 64% of this group were women, and 21% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#4

Cornell University

Ithaca, New York
55 Yearly Graduations
60% Women
11% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 4th most popular school in the country for hospitality majors who are seeking their master's degree is Cornell University. Each year, around 24,000 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $56,550 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $29,500 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 55 master's degrees were handed out to hospitality majors at Cornell. Around 11% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 60% were women.

#5

Boston University

Boston, Massachusetts
44 Yearly Graduations
82% Women
11% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Boston University is the 5th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a master's degree in hospitality. Roughly 33,700 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $54,720 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $54,720 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 44 master's degrees were handed out to hospitality majors at Boston U. About 82% of this group were women, and 11% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#6

New York University

New York, New York
37 Yearly Graduations
73% Women
14% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 6th most popular school in the country for hospitality majors who are seeking their master's degree is New York University. Roughly 52,800 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $50,684 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $33,408 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 37 master's degrees were handed out to hospitality majors at NYU. Of these students, 73% were women and 14% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#7

University of Houston

Houston, Texas
36 Yearly Graduations
72% Women
28% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

University of Houston comes in at #7 on our list of the most popular colleges offering master's degrees in hospitality. Each year, around 46,100 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $8,219 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $8,370 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 36 people received their master's degree in hospitality from UH. About 72% of this group were women, and 28% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#8

University of Nevada - Las Vegas

Las Vegas, Nevada
29 Yearly Graduations
45% Women
34% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

University of Nevada - Las Vegas is the 8th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a master's degree in hospitality. Each year, around 31,100 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $7,454 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $5,459 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 29 master's degrees were handed out to hospitality majors at UNLV. About 45% of this group were women, and 34% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#8

Temple University

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
29 Yearly Graduations
66% Women
28% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 8th most popular school in the country for hospitality majors who are seeking their master's degree is Temple University. Each year, around 38,700 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $16,080 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $16,956 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 29 master's degrees were handed out to hospitality majors at Temple. Of these students, 66% were women and 28% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#10

Georgetown University

Washington, District of Columbia
23 Yearly Graduations
70% Women
61% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 10th most popular school in the country for hospitality majors who are seeking their master's degree is Georgetown University. Each year, around 19,500 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $55,440 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $51,336 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 23 master's degrees were handed out to hospitality majors at Georgetown. About 70% of this group were women, and 61% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#11

Purdue University - Main Campus

West Lafayette, Indiana
16 Yearly Graduations
62% Women
19% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Purdue University - Main Campus is the 11th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a master's degree in hospitality. Each year, around 45,500 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $9,208 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $9,208 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 16 people received their master's degree in hospitality from Purdue. About 62% of this group were women, and 19% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

16 Yearly Graduations
56% Women
19% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 11th most popular school in the country for hospitality majors who are seeking their master's degree is Fairleigh Dickinson University - Metropolitan Campus. Each year, around 8,200 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $41,154 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $22,186 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 16 people received their master's degree in hospitality from FDU. Of these students, 56% were women and 19% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#13

Johnson & Wales University - Online

Providence, Rhode Island
15 Yearly Graduations
87% Women
20% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Johnson & Wales University - Online is the 13th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a master's degree in hospitality. Roughly 1,700 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $13,365 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $13,734 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 15 people received their master's degree in hospitality from JWU Online. Of these students, 87% were women and 20% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#13

Georgia State University

Atlanta, Georgia
15 Yearly Graduations
67% Women
53% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Georgia State University comes in at #13 on our list of the most popular colleges offering master's degrees in hospitality. Roughly 35,000 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $7,158 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $7,164 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 15 master's degrees were handed out to hospitality majors at Georgia State. Of these students, 67% were women and 53% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#13

Stevens Institute of Technology

Hoboken, New Jersey
15 Yearly Graduations
40% Women
53% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Stevens Institute of Technology comes in at #13 on our list of the most popular colleges offering master's degrees in hospitality. Roughly 7,200 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $52,134 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $36,680 per year.

The hospitality program at Stevens Institute of Technology awarded 15 master's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. About 40% of this group were women, and 53% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#13

Texas Tech University

Lubbock, Texas
15 Yearly Graduations
67% Women
7% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Texas Tech University comes in at #13 on our list of the most popular colleges offering master's degrees in hospitality. Each year, around 38,700 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $6,744 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $5,958 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 15 master's degrees were handed out to hospitality majors at Texas Tech. Of these students, 67% were women and 7% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#17

East Stroudsburg University of Pennsylvania

East Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania
14 Yearly Graduations
43% Women
29% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 17th most popular school in the country for hospitality majors who are seeking their master's degree is East Stroudsburg University of Pennsylvania. Each year, around 6,100 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $8,504 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $9,288 per year.

The hospitality program at East Stroudsburg University of Pennsylvania awarded 14 master's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. Of these students, 43% were women and 29% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#18

University of New Orleans

New Orleans, Louisiana
13 Yearly Graduations
54% Women
31% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

University of New Orleans is the 18th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a master's degree in hospitality. Each year, around 8,200 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $6,090 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $6,090 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 13 people received their master's degree in hospitality from UNO. About 54% of this group were women, and 31% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#18

Texas A&M University - College Station

College Station, Texas
13 Yearly Graduations
38% Women
38% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 18th most popular school in the country for hospitality majors who are seeking their master's degree is Texas A&M University - College Station. Each year, around 68,700 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $7,941 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $6,677 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 13 people received their master's degree in hospitality from Texas A&M College Station. Of these students, 38% were women and 38% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#18

DePaul University

Chicago, Illinois
13 Yearly Graduations
69% Women
23% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 18th most popular school in the country for hospitality majors who are seeking their master's degree is DePaul University. Each year, around 22,000 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $40,551 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $19,584 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 13 master's degrees were handed out to hospitality majors at DePaul. About 69% of this group were women, and 23% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

Hospitality Focus Areas

Major Annual Degrees Awarded
General Hospitality Management 594
Hotel/Motel Administration 117
Tourism/Travel Services Management 112
Other Hospitality Management 65
Meeting & Event Planning 6

Below are some popular majors that are similar to hospitality that offer master’s degrees.

Major Annual Degrees Awarded
Business Administration & Management 128,188
Accounting 20,770
Management Sciences & Methods 12,583
Business & Commerce 9,486
Human Resource Management 8,943

References

*The racial-ethnic minority student count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the percentage of racial-ethnic minorities.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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