Graduate Programs

Graduate Programs

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MS in Event
Leadership

(*New for fall 2022)

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  • Available fully online
  • Cohort program for an immersive educational experience
  • 30 Credit Hours minimum beyond Bachelor’s Degree
  • Fall term start only; Complete in 5 consecutive terms
  • In-state tuition applies to Florida residents

The event industry faces a new future which will be driven by emerging technologies, more demanding clients and consumers, the search for sustainability and social justice, highly engaging in-person, virtual and hybrid event formats, event analytics, and the need for new leaders in the field to manage the complexity and dynamism of the event industry of the future.

This fully online, 30-credit cohort program is designed to educate students on these trends, enable them to understand the market(s), and develop strategies for events to succeed in the highly competitive event landscape. In addition to the necessary management and leadership skills to equip them for success, the program will introduce destination and international contexts that underpin event design and delivery as well as provide the legal, analytical, and reflective leadership skills to succeed.

Earning the MS in Event Leadership will be achieved via highly experienced faculty delivery to a cohort group of students who will be encouraged to immerse themselves in the study of events to become future industry leaders or expand their current capabilities in the industry.

Visit the website to learn more. Visit UCF Online to express interest and apply. Download the one-page info sheet.

Event Leadership MS *Fall Priority Fall Spring Summer
Domestic Applicants Jan 15 July 1
International Applicants Jan 15 Jan 15
*This program offers a fall start date ONLY.

MS in Hospitality &
Tourism Management

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  • Available fully online, face-to-face or mix of both
  • 33 Credit Hours Minimum beyond the Bachelor’s Degree
  • Complete in 12 to 24 months
  • In-state tuition applies for Florida residents
  • Thesis and non-thesis options

The global hospitality and tourism industry challenges professionals to maintain a competitive skill set. Build upon your strengths and interests, broaden industry knowledge and sharpen your management strategies at Rosen College. We will incorporate your professional experiences in our interactive learning environment.

The typical Master’s candidate holds an undergraduate degree in hospitality, business management or a related discipline, and works for a leading hospitality organization.

Hospitality and Tourism Management MS *Fall Priority Fall Spring Summer
Domestic Applicants Jan 15 Jul 1 Dec 1 Apr 1
International Applicants Jan 15 Jan 15 Jul 1 Nov 1

Graduate Certificate in Destination Marketing & Management

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  • Available fully online
  • Required Courses—9 Credit Hours
  • Complete in 12 months
  • In-state tuition applies for Florida residents

The Graduate Certificate in Destination Marketing & Management provides knowledge and information that facilitates the effective marketing and management of tourist destinations.

Graduate Certificate in Event Management

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  • Available fully online
  • Required Courses—9 Credit Hours
  • Complete in 12 months
  • In-state tuition applies for Florida residents

The Graduate Certificate in Event Management provides knowledge and information that facilitates the effective organization and management of events in the public, private and third sector contexts.

Graduate Certificate in Hospitality & Tourism Technologies

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  • May be completed online, although not all elective options or program prerequisites may be offered online.
  • Required Courses—9 Credit Hours
  • Complete in 12 months
  • In-state tuition applies for Florida residents

The Graduate Certificate in Hospitality & Tourism Technologies provides knowledge and information that facilitate the effective use of existing and emerging technologies in the marketing and management of hospitality and tourism products, services, experiences and electronic channels of distribution.

Please note: The graduate certificate in Hospitality & Tourism Technologies program may be completed online, although not all elective options or program prerequisites may be offered online. Newly admitted students choosing to complete this program exclusively via UCF Online classes may enroll with a reduction in campus-based fees.

MS in Themed Experience

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  • 33 Credit Hours Minimum beyond the Bachelor’s Degree
  • Complete in 12 to 24 months
  • In-state tuition applies for Florida residents
  • Thesis and non-thesis options

The Master of Science in Themed Experience is designed to teach the unique creative skills, processes and concepts utilized to design and produce themed environments such as theme parks, zoos, aquariums, themed retail, dining, museums, virtual worlds and exhibitions. A brand new program at UCF, the MS in Themed Experience will be offered beginning Fall 2021. With a unique location in Orlando — the international hub of the themed entertainment industry — this program provides you with an unprecedented opportunity for internships and collaboration with industry. Visit the website to learn more.

Themed Experience MS *Fall Priority Fall Spring Summer
Domestic Applicants Jan 15 April 1
International Applicants Jan 15 Jan 15
*Applicants who plan to enroll full time in a degree program and who wish to be considered for university fellowships or assistantships should apply by the Fall Priority date.

MS IN TRAVEL TECHNOLOGY AND ANALYTICS

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  • 30 Credit Hours Minimum Beyond the Masters
  • Complete in 15 months
  • Applicants must apply online.
  • In-state tuition applies for Florida residents

The interdisciplinary Master of Science in Travel Technology and Analytics, offered jointly by the College of Engineering and Computer Science (Departments of Computer Science; Industrial Engineering and Management Systems; Civil, Environmental, and Construction Engineering) and the Rosen College of Hospitality Management (Departments of Tourism, Events, and Attractions; Hospitality Services), introduces graduate students to the technical aspects of big data analytics, including predictive analytics, algorithm design and models for SMART-cities, SMART-technologies and travel systems, and service systems quality engineering, in the specific context of global travel and tourism. Visit the website to learn more.

Travel Technology and Analytics MS *Fall Priority Fall Spring Summer
Domestic Applicants Jan 15 Jul 1
International Applicants Jan 15 Jan 15
*Applicants who plan to enroll full time in a degree program and who wish to be considered for university fellowships or assistantships should apply by the Fall Priority date.

Ph.D. in
Hospitality Management

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  • Full Scholarships available
  • 58 Credit Hours Minimum beyond the Master’s Degree
  • Graduate Teaching and Research Assistantship opportunities

Our doctoral program in Hospitality Management prepares individuals for teaching and research-based careers in academia, as well as practitioner researchers and field consultants in hospitality and tourism enterprises.

Hospitality Management PhD *Fall Priority Fall Spring Summer
Domestic Applicants Jan 15 Feb 1
International Applicants Jan 15 Jan 15

 

Learn more about admission to the UCF Rosen College Graduate Degree Programs.

For Questions and Contact:

Visit the College of Graduate Studies website for answers to frequently asked questions.

For additional Master’s program assistance, please contact Ms. Kathy Henry at 407.903.8024 or Kathy.Henry@ucf.edu,  or Dr. David Kwun at 407.903.8190 or David.Kwun@ucf.edu.

For additional Ph.D. program assistance, please contact Ms. Kathy Henry at 407.903.8024 or Kathy.Henry@ucf.edu, or Dr. Murat Hancer at 407.903.8043 or Murat.Hancer@ucf.edu.

For general information on the graduate programs, please contact Ms. Kathy Henry at 407.903.8024 or Kathy.Henry@ucf.edu .

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Study Abroad: Milan Comes to Orlando

The program offers a unique opportunity for students from IULM University in Milan, Italy to study abroad at UCF Rosen College. Learn more about IULM at iulm.com and the Study Abroad Programs.

The Study Abroad Dual-Degree Masters students from IULM in Milan, Italy, express their thoughts on what it means  to attend Rosen College of Hospitality Management in Orlando, Florida. Check out their video.

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