College of Agriculture, Food & Environment

Retailing & Tourism Management - Graduate


areas of concentration

Merchandising, Apparel & Textiles - or - Hospitality Management & Tourism



of elective coursework, allowing you to customize your degree



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The graduate program in the Department of Retailing and Tourism Management is philosophically committed to the well-being of individuals in their immediate environment. The program is designed to meet individual student interests and career objectives.

After graduating, students have gone on to work in several different organizations and industries around the world! Click here to see where our alumni are impacting organizations and corporations in these service industries.

We groom our graduates to create a consumer experience that will make people want to come back... whether that is a hotel stay, dinner at a restaurant, or purchasing clothing or another product. Today it is about how fast the customer can get the product, the quality of the product or service, and what consumers experience throughout these transactions.

Dr. Vanessa Jackson

Chair of the Retailing and Tourism Management program

Master's Program Description

The graduate program leads to a Master of Science Retailing and Tourism Management with a formal option in HMT (Hospitality Management & Tourism) or MAT (Merchandising, Apparel and Textiles). The program is individualized to meet each student’s career interests using a combination of course work, independent study, and research experience. Coursework in RTM is selected to either the HMT (Hospitality Management & Tourism) or MAT (Merchandising, Apparel and Textiles) focus. 

Master's Application Requirements

Retailing and Tourism Management Master's (MS) Degree - Application Requirements
CV Upload Required Yes
CV Instructions N/A
Personal Statement Upload Required Yes
Personal Statement Instructions In your personal statement, specify your interest in the Hospitality Management & Tourism option or the Merchandising, Apparel, & Textiles option of the Retailing and Tourism Management master’s program. Include a description of your career goals and how you believe a master’s in Retailing and Tourism Management will help you achieve these goals. Describe your work experience (paid or voluntary) related to either the Hospitality Management & Tourism option or the Merchandising, Apparel, & Textiles option. Discuss how your undergraduate degree (s) have prepared you for a master’s in Retailing and Tourism Management.
Writing Sample Upload Required No
Writing Sample Instructions N/A
Assistantship App Available* No
Assistantship App URL* N/A
Additonal Docs Instructions N/A
GRE or GMAT Either, no minimum scores are reviewed.
GRE Subject Test N/A
Spring App Deadline October 15
Summer App Deadline Applications not accepted.
Fall App Deadline February 15
Number of Recommendations 3 Letters of Recommendation.

*Optional - you may upload a blank document, if you do not intend to apply for assistance.

Program requirements may change at any time. Contact the DGS of your intended program to confirm requirements.

Admissions Officer Contact Information

Vivian Bowling

201A Gillis Building

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