The Master of Science (MS)
degree is highly individualized program directed toward students who plan to teach and perform research in a university setting. Once accepted into either program, students will select a Special Committee of graduate faculty members (two for MS candidates and three for PhD candidates), who will guide the candidate in developing a course of study suited to his or her background and interests.
will develop a broad-based knowledge of hospitality management; learn research methodology, including statistical methods; become proficient at in-depth research; and acquire teaching and administrative skills.
MS candidates will:
- Complete all courses that the student's Special Committee has decided are appropriate.
- Be in residence at Cornell for a minimum of four semesters.
- Prepare a master's thesis , according to the guidelines set forth by the Cornell Graduate School .
- Pass the final examination for the master's degree, an oral exam given by the student's Special Committee, covering the student's master's thesis.