Doctoral Programs

Hospitality and Tourism Management Concentration

Sample Course Schedules

First Year Courses:

Fall Semester

SOM 802 Foundations of Organization\al Behavior and Theory
Psych 640 Statistical Inference I
(or equivalent)
SOM 804 Research Design

Spring Semester

SCH-MGMT 883 Seminar in Tourism Theory and Research
Psych 641 Statistical Inference II
(or equivalent)
SOM 805 Applied Multivariate Statistics
Research elective

Summer Semester

Qualifying Exam
SOM 897T Seminar in Teaching- Part 1
SOM 897T Seminar in Teaching- Part 2


Second Year Courses:

Fall semester

SCH-MGMT 888 Seminar in Hospitality Research
SOM 893 Research in Organizations
SOM Minor/subfield course
General Elective

Spring Semester

SCH-MGMT 885 Research in Services Marketing/Management
SOM Minor/subfield course
SOM Minor course
General Elective

Summer Semester

Preparation for Comprehensive Evaluation


Third Year Courses:

Fall Semester

Additional Coursework as Needed
Comprehensive Evaluation

Semesters 6, 7, and 8

Following the comprehensive evaluation, students prepare a dissertation proposal and defend it to a faculty committee. Subsequent semesters are spent completing this independent scholarly research and undergoing a final dissertation defense.