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Department of Hospitality Management

Graduate Programs

The Department of Hospitality Management offers interdisciplinary graduate programs that lead to a Master of Science or a Doctor of Philosophy degree in Hospitality Administration. The department is one of the oldest in the College of Human Ecology. The first master's degree was granted by the department in 1921. The doctoral program began in 1975.

The mission of the graduate program is to provide the theoretical and research base to prepare graduates for managerial, educational, or research positions in foodservice and hospitality management organizations. Graduate faculty and students collaborate to conduct applied research and disseminate findings through scholarly publications and presentations. Flexibility in planning the program of study allows students to meet personal and professional objectives while enhancing departmental research. Supportive faculty and peer relationships foster an environment where students can gain the knowledge, skills and confidence for leadership positions in their chosen field. The program provides a variety of research opportunities in foodservice, food safety, lodging, event and meeting management. 

On-Campus Graduate Programs

Master of Science in Hospitality Administration

Concurrent Bachelor of Science and Master of Science in Hospitality Management

Dual Degree: Master of Business Administration and MS in Hospitality Administration

Doctor of Philosophy in Human Ecology with Specialization in Hospitality Administration


For information about the Master of Science or Doctor of Philosophy programs, contact Dr. Junehee Kwon, graduate program director, at jkwon@k-state.edu or 785-532-5369.

For information about graduate application policies, procedures, or paperwork, contact our administrative specialist at hospitality@k-state.edu or 785-532-5521.