Graduate Programs

Graduate Programs

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The College of Graduate Studies front office has suspended in-person meetings and walk-ins until further notice. Urgent requests should be directed to the appropriate office and/or program. General inquiries will be responded to on a first-come-first service basis by emailing: graduate@ucf.edu. We ask for your patience and flexibility as we navigate a change of operations as a result of the Coronavirus situation. Response may be delayed. Limited staff may be available for urgent matters, such as time sensitive documentation drop off, but you must email to make individual arrangements.

There are no Rosen College Graduate Programs Orientations scheduled at this time.

MS in Hospitality &
Tourism Management

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  • Available fully online, face-to-face or mix of both
  • 33-credit program
  • Complete in 12 to 24 months
  • Flexible schedule
  • Applications accepted every semester
  • 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.

MS in Themed Experiences

A brand new program at UCF, the MS in Themed Experience will be offered beginning Fall 2021. It will be the first and only stand-alone degree program of its kind at a public university. Plus, 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.

MS IN TRAVEL TECHNOLOGY AND ANALYTICS

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  • Total Credit Hours Required: 30 Credit Hours Minimum Beyond the Masters
  • Complete in 15 months
  • 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.

Ph.D. in
Hospitality Management

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  • Florida’s first stand-alone Ph.D. in Hospitality Management
  • Full Scholarships available
  • 58-credit, post-master’s degree curriculum
  • 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.

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.eduMs. Ricarya Jackson at 407.903.8196 or Ricarya.Jackson@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.eduMs. Ricarya Jackson at 407.903.8196 or Ricarya.Jackson@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 or Ms. Ricarya Jackson at 407.903.8196 or Ricarya.Jackson@ucf.edu

Graduate Program FAQs

Graduate Certificate in Destination Marketing & Management

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  • Available fully online
  • 9-credit program
  • 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
  • 9-credit program
  • 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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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.

Ph.D. Student News

 

Congratulations to Karima Lanfranco (pictured left) who won a $2,500 American Hotel & Lodging Educational Foundation (AHLEF) Scholarship to continue for her graduate studies. Karima has completed her second year of her Ph.D. program, with a research focus in lodging management, service quality, and organizational behavior. She is planning to take her candidacy exams in fall 2019, with an expected graduation date of Summer 2020.

 

 

Ph.D. Student Trishna Gajjar recently received the Emerging Scholar Award at the Seventeenth International Conference on Diversity in Organizations, Communities & Nations. Read more.

Study Abroad

The program offers a unique opportunity to study aboard at IULM University in Milan, Italy. 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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