Master of Science in Hospitality Management Studies, Wroxton College

Scholarship Award Opportunity

Apply now for Spring 2018 and be among the recipients of a $5,000 Inaugural Scholarship Award: FDU is offering Inaugural Scholarship Awards of $5,000 for the first 10 students who are admitted and registered with a $200 deposit. The Inaugural Scholarship Award of $5,000 is only available for the Spring 2018 Wroxton MSHMS cohort, for the first 10 students on a first come basis. This offer will expire January 15, 2018, or when the ten funded awards are made.

A Career-enhancing Degree

The Master of Science degree in Hospitality Management Studies, which consists of 33 credits, is structured to meet the educational needs of adult learners working as managers, entrepreneurs, educators or other professionals in business and industry. It is designed to provide a hospitality management education with an academically rigorous, yet flexible, program of study that meets the requirements for a professional master's degree. For working adults seeking to upgrade their professional skills to enhance their careers, the degree program increases analytical, managerial and leadership competencies and will provide graduates with the requisite preparation for career advancement in various hospitality-related professional areas.


Candidates for admission to the Master of Science in Hospitality Management Studies degree program could be managers, business owners or educators or hold other professional positions related to the hospitality industry. The credentials required for admission as a matriculated student include the following:

I. Admissions Requirements:

  1. A bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with a minimum cumulative grade point ratio (GPR) of 2.75 or equivalent. (Applicants with a GPR of less than 2.75 may be admitted as matriculated students on probation).
  2. English-language proficiency, both written and verbal (for international students whose first language is not English) equivalent to IELTS overall band score of 6.0 or higher (TOEFL iBT 79 or higher, or PTEA, Pearson Test of English, 53 or higher)
  3. Industry work experience preferred (applicants without industry work experience may be required to take foundation courses HRTM 6100 and HRTM 6200 upon evaluation).

II. Required Documents:

  • Application for the M.S. in Hospitality Management Studies at Wroxton College
  • Personal statement of 400 words explaining reasons for pursing hospitality graduate studies.
  • Official transcripts from all colleges and universities previously attended.
  • Two Letters of Recommendation.
  • Proof of English language proficiency (if applicable).
  • Resume or portfolio. Skype interview with a graduate program adviser may be required.

III. Application Deadline

Spring 2018 Deadline: Applications for non-EU citizens must be received by January 15, 2018.

Degree Requirements

  1. Completion of a minimum of 33 graduate credits.
  2. Cumulative grade point ratio of 3.00 for the degree program of study.
  3. Must earn a grade point ratio of 3.00 in each of the 4 required hospitality management courses.
  4. Minimum of 30 credits completed at Fairleigh Dickinson University.
  5. Maximum of six years to complete the Master's degree requirements.

Up to three credits of graduate course work may be transferred from another college or university if completed within the six-year period. Courses submitted for transfer credit will be reviewed and evaluated by the director of the International School of Hospitality and Tourism Management. In assessing requests for transfer credits, the faculty may require students to complete additional course work to update knowledge and skills to meet master's degree requirements.

The following are the specific program requirements for the Master's degree. These curriculum areas and credit distribution requirements are designed to provide students with flexibility in planning a program of study within a focused framework of professional development.

Required Hospitality Management Courses (9 credits)

  • HRTM7715 Special Project (non-credit taken in last semester)
  • HRTM7753 Graduate Capstone (last semester)
  • HRTM7751 Research Methodology I  (first semester course)
  • HRTM7752 Research Methodology II  (after 18 credits completed)

Supporting Hospitality Management Courses (18 credits)

Elective Courses (6 Credits)

Elective courses are chosen by students with approval from their graduate adviser. Choose 6 credits from the following:

  • HRTM7717 Discovering the World of Wine
  • HRTM7718 Advanced Global Seminar
  • HRTM7723 Hospitality Education Practicum
  • HRTM7725 Curriculum and Instruction for the Hospitality Educator
  • HRTM7726 Educational Organization for the Hospitality Educator
  • HRTM7729 Training and Development
  • HRTM7732 Hospitality Law - Legal Issues in Hospitality
  • HRTM7737 Global Tourism Development
  • HRTM7742 International Tourism
  • HRTM7998 History of Casino Gaming

Graduate Foundation Courses

Foundation courses are designed for those students who do not meet all of the Graduate Program admission requirements listed above such as industry work experience, and/or who have an undergraduate degree in an area other than hospitality, tourism, or business.   Each foundation course is worth 3 credits towards the free elective subject areas.

  • HRTM6100 Hospitality Operations Management
  • HRTM6200 Tourism Destination Management

Top 5 Reasons to choose the MS in Hospitality Management Studies degree

  1. Founded in 1942, Fairleigh Dickinson University’s International School of Hospitality and Tourism Management is one of the oldest hospitality programs in the U.S, and the program is currently listed by The Best as number four out of the top 20 hospitality schools in America.
  2. Fairleigh Dickinson University has an outstanding faculty of industry professionals who have spent years gaining practical industry work experience.
  3. Fairleigh Dickinson University’s commitment to global education assures students of an education that embraces the world. Students will study with others from over 60 countries worldwide and will have opportunity to participate in overseas seminars in Switzerland, Italy and other countries.
  4. Students have the opportunity to participate in overseas seminars in Switzerland, Italy, and other countries.
  5. Students will join a worldwide network of more than 3,000 alumni in Hospitality and Tourism leadership positions, where they will find valuable connections for internships and careers. Fairleigh Dickinson University Alumni can be found in the following world-class organizations:
    • Wyndham Hotels and Resorts
    • Marriott Hotels and Resorts
    • Hilton Hotels and Resorts
    • Hyatt Hotels and Resorts
    • Starwood Hotels and Resorts
    • Mandarin Oriental Hotels
    • Compass Group


Program Checklist for the MSHMS degree

Online MSHMS Application

Projected fees and living expenses for MSHMS

Prospective Students:

For more information contact:

Dr. Joseph Tormey
International School of Hospitality and Tourism Management
Fairleigh Dickinson University
1000 River Road, H-DH2-14
Teaneck, NJ 07666-1914
201-692-7271 voice
201-692-7279 fax