Graduate Degrees in Hospitality & Tourism Management

HRT Graduate Students

Hospitality and tourism is one of the fastest growing industries nationwide. In the city of New Orleans, it’s a way of life. From world-class hotels to Mardi Gras, one of the largest festivals on earth, opportunities exist here like nowhere else.   

Since our founding 40 years ago, the Lester E. Kabacoff School of Hotel, Restaurant, and Tourism Administration has built extensive business and alumni networks, connecting you to opportunities for career advancement.

Two Convenient Options

    • Master of Science in Hotel, Restaurant and Tourism Management (M.S.)
      This degree option offers on-campus courses that take place primarily in the evenings. Some online courses are available, but this option is best for you if you want more in-person guidance from your professors. You'll also have access to the Hospitality Research Center, where state-of-the-art training labs simulate real-world issues in the field.

    • Executive Online Master of Science in Hospitality & Tourism Management (M.S.)
      Developed for working professionals, the Executive Online Master of Science program builds upon your industry experience in a condensed year-long course of study. This program is best suited for you if you want the convenience of an online program or need to finish your degree in a short amount of time.


What Can You Do with an M.S. Degree in Hospitality?

  • Hotel oversight from concierge services to executive management of the guest experience
  • Conference and events management for trade shows, corporate meetings, conventions, weddings, and other high-level events
  • Culinary arts production and restaurant management 

Why Hospitality & Tourism at UNO?

  • More than 95% of our graduates place in their jobs after program completion
  • Complete your degree in 18 -24 months for the traditional or 12 months for the Executive Online
  • Advance in a growing field with experienced mentors
  • Online and on-campus options available to fit your needs and schedule
  • State-of-the-art research facilities and collaborations at the city and state level in tourism research