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The Department of Hospitality Management and Dietetics offers a master of science degree in hospitality and dietetics administration. HMD also offers an online master of science degree in dietetics through the Great Plains Interactive Distance Education Alliance (GPIDEA). The department participates in the College of Human Ecology doctor of philosophy program with a specialization in hospitality and dietetics administration. Graduates are prepared for management and academic careers in the hospitality industry and dietetics.
Students may focus their study on issues related to hospitality management, foodservice, lodging, and dietetics. Graduate students have diverse academic and work experience backgrounds, including foodservice management, dietetics, hotel and restaurant management, and social sciences.
Graduate faculty and students collaborate to conduct applied research and disseminate findings through scholarly publications and presentations. Flexibility in planning the program of study allows students to meet personal and professional objectives while enhancing knowledge of the discipline. Supportive faculty and peer relationships foster an environment where students may gain the knowledge, skills, and confidence needed for leadership positions in their chosen field.
Courses include: * Research and Applied Theories in Consumer Behavior in Foodservice and Hospitality Management
* Administration of Dietetics and Hospitality Programs
* Advances in Foodservice and Hospitality Management
* Grantsmanship and Publication
Dissertation Proposal Seminar: * Dissertation Proposal Seminar
Other Coursework in Major Area: * Food Production Management
* Seminar in Foodservice and Hospitality Management
* Administration of Foodservice and Hospitality Organizations
* Financial Management and Cost Controls for the Hospitality Industry
Dissertation Research (30 Credit Hours) * Research in Foodservice or Hospitality Management
An applicant to the Graduate School at Kansas State University must have a bachelor's degree substantially the same as the ones granted by Kansas State University. That is, it must represent a broad range of courses in the basic academic disciplines. Applicants whose degrees do not meet these standards may be denied admission to graduate degree programs at Kansas State University.
Admission is denied to applicants holding bachelor's degrees with a significant amount of credit for work that was not supervised by a faculty member of an accredited college or university or evaluated in units that identify the academic content. A limited amount of credit for experience, when awarded as an acceptable part of a bachelor's degree for internships, fieldwork, or the like, is not a cause for denial but must be clearly identified as graded work.
Applicants to graduate degree programs pay a non-refundable application fee of: * $50 for U.S. citizens and permanent residents and
* $75 for international applicants
English Language RequirementsTOEFL paper-based test score : 600
Most graduate students are able to finance their education with a variety of financial assistance tools specific to graduate school:
* Graduate Assistantships: Funded by individual departments and graduate programs, teaching, research and graduate assistantships are awarded based on a student's ability and promise.
* Graduate Fellowships
* Loans: Loans are available to U.S. citizens or permanent residents who have successfully applied for financial assistance
* Traineeships: Traineeships are offered through the university or departments that have federally supported traineeships.
Kansas State University has been providing quality education to the residents of Kansas, the country and the world for the last 150 years.
Located in a community with nearly 60,000 people and more than 24,000 students, we are able to provide a safe and supportive environment for our students.
Kansas State University has 3 campus locations, two of which, Manhattan and Salina, have complete academic programs and on-campus housing. Olathe is the third and newest extension of the university, focusing on collaborating with industry and Kansas City K-12 schools.
Kansas State University has been continuously accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) of the North Central Association (NCA) of Colleges and Schools since 1916.