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.