Combination Bachelors & Masters Degrees in Tourism, Hospitality & Event Management

The B.S./M.S. combination degree program allows qualified students to earn both a Bachelors in Tourism, Hospitality & Event Management and Master's degree in Tourism & Hospitality Management with 9 credit hours of graduate coursework counting towards both degrees. This program may allow students to complete both degrees within a five-year time period rather than the usual six years.

Interested students should meet with an academic advisor early in their undergraduate career to determine eligibility. The application for the combined degree program can be found here. All applications must be sent to Bobbi Cabaret.

Course List

BS/MS students will take the following 3 graduate courses during the final two years of their undergraduate program:

  • HMG 6466 Revenue Management in Hospitality Business, 2 credits AND LEI 6905 Independent Study, 1 credit (substitute for HFT 4468)
  • HLP 6535 Research Methods (substitute for LEI 4880)
  • LEI or HFT Graduate Elective (substitute for Department Elective)

Important Information to Note

  • Admission to the THEM MS program after graduation is not automatic. Students must apply and be admitted to the Graduate School.
  • Graduation from your undergraduate program is separate from the MS program.
  • Graduate-level tuition is more expensive than undergraduate tuition rates (visit the Bursar’s Office for more information).
  • The combination degree program expedites the MS degree program and may save students the cost of three courses.

Admission Criteria

Undergraduate Admission Criteria

  • Overall GPA of 3.2 or higher
  • Complete the following courses with a B or better on the first attempt:
    • LEI3301 Principles of Travel and Tourism
    • LEI3360 Hospitality Management or HFT2750 Event Management
    • MAN 3025 or STA 2023
  • Meet with a THEM Advisor to ensure eligibility.
  • Submit the THEM Combination Degree Application before the start of your junior year.

Note: Meeting the minimum requirements does not guarantee admission to the program.

Graduate Admission Criteria



Hear From our Alumni

"The pivotal moment in my collegiate career was deciding to apply for the combination degree program within THEM. Not only did my proficiency increase in my undergraduate coursework, but I began to clearly visualize my career beyond graduation. More importantly, this graduate program fostered a supportive environment with thought provoking discussion that inspired my continued academic career. I found this to be an economical way to transition into my graduate degree while providing me an additional edge when joining the workforce. Not only was I able to apply for mid-level positions, but I was able to secure a higher starting salary - advancement has also been more obtainable."

- Brianna Blassneck, THEM Combination Degree Alumna

Experiential Learning Opportunities

Going Beyond the Classroom

Our goal is to expose students to the future of the industry, while exposing businesses to the future leaders of it. From in-class event planning, to hotel management simulation labs, and 600 hours of industry exposure, we ensure our students have the experiences they need to go amazing places with their career. 

Experiential Learning Opportunities

Alumni Careers

At Home in Hospitality

Our students have gone amazing places within the tourism, hospitality, and event industries. See how far they've traveled since they graduated.

Alumni Career Spotlights

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