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Doctorate in Business Administration option in Hospitality and Tourism Management

The PhD in business administration with a concentration in hospitality and tourism management (HTM) provides the competencies and confidence needed to teach and conduct research and apply research findings in teaching and the hospitality and tourism industry. 
The program emphasizes flexibility, independence, and interdisciplinary skills to accommodate your needs and research interests. The philosophy of the program is to encourage each student to take an active role in developing a plan of study suited to their own areas of interest and future career goals.


  • A minimum of 60 hours past the master’s degree must be completed.
  • Doctoral students must take at least 30 hours at Oklahoma State University. 
  • All requirements must be completed within 9 years and 4 years from the passing of qualifying exams.
  •  No course on the plan of study may be more than 10 years old at the time of graduation.

80years of expertise

One of the nation's oldest HTM education programs.

Research and Faculty

The HTM program is home to the Center for Hospitality and Tourism Research, which was established in 2007 to link cutting edge research and the critical needs and demands of the hospitality and tourism industry.


Meet our Departmental Faculty



The School of Hospitality and Tourism Management has its own set of requirements for admittance, along with requirements for the OSU Graduate College. Please see department based requirements below:

  • Applicants must submit a statement of purpose and goals. 
  • The applicant is asked to identify at least two HTM faculty members they would prefer to work with and explain why.
  • For the PhD program there are no test score minimums.
  •  At least two years of industry experience.
  • The application deadline is January 15 for the following fall semester admission.

Cost & Assistance

OSU is a Research-Extensive University, and graduate students play a vital role in its teaching, research and outreach missions. Doctoral students help finance their graduate education at OSU through employment as Graduate Research Assistants/Associates (GRA).



Assistantships & Funding Opportunities

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