Master of Science & PhD Programs in Hotel Administration
The Cornell Peter and Stephanie Nolan School of Hotel Administration’s highly competitive Master of Science (MS) and Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) programs in Hotel Administration are research-focused degrees designed for students interested in pursuing careers teaching hospitality management in a university setting and conducting groundbreaking research in the field. Students who pursue the hospitality Master of Science typically continue on to a PhD program.
Both degrees are highly individualized and allow hospitality students to acquire broad-based knowledge of hotel and restaurant management, become proficient in research methodology, and develop the teaching and administrative skills needed to thrive in an academic environment.
Students in both programs major in Hotel Administration and may choose to specialize in one of the academic disciplines offered within the school, or any of the graduate fields supported throughout the university.
"Cornell is my dream school. I have known about SHA [Nolan School] since I was an undergrad in Turkey. The school's reputation precedes it."Gizem Kilic, PhD Student