Mar 04, 2024  
2021-2022 Graduate Bulletin 
2021-2022 Graduate Bulletin [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Retailing and Tourism Management, MSRAT

The graduate program in the Department of Retailing and Tourism Management is philosophically committed to the well-being of individuals in their immediate environment. The program is designed to meet individual student interests and career objectives. 

The graduate program leads to a Master of Science Retailing and Tourism Management with a formal option in HMT (Hospitality Management & Tourism) or MAT (Merchandising, Apparel and Textiles). The program is individualized to meet each student’s career interests using a combination of course work, independent study, and research experience. Coursework in RTM is selected to either the HMT (Hospitality Management & Tourism) or MAT (Merchandising, Apparel and Textiles) focus.  


Admission Requirements

  • Undergraduate degree: applicant should have an awarded four year Bachelor’s degree in hospitality, tourism management, merchandising, textiles, retailing, marketing, management, or a related degree 

  • Official transcripts - overall 2.75 GPA in all undergraduate coursework; 3.0 GPA in any graduate work 

  • Current resume 

  • Personal Statement: This should be a brief statement as to why the individual wishes to pursue a graduate degree in RTM 

  • TOEFL Score: Minimum 79 (for non-native English speakers) 

  • Three letters of recommendation 


Degree Requirements

RTM Plan A (Thesis Plan) 


RTM Plan B (Non-Thesis Plan) 


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