Students in Texas can choose from associate's, bachelor's, master's and doctoral degree programs in hospitality management, or they can enroll in one of the certificate programs available. While course difficulty and intensity will vary by degree level, these programs typically cover the necessary skills for managing hotels, resorts and restaurants. Some schools offer specialization tracks, teacher certification training, and students can get practical experience through required internships.
Austin Community College District
Students at this school in Austin can pursue an Associate of Applied Science in Hospitality Management: Baccalaureate Prep or an Associate of Applied Science in Hospitality Management: Hotel and Restaurant. Both programs include courses such as sanitation and safety, hospitality industry and front office procedures. A hospitality certificate program is also available from Austin Community College District.
Central Texas College
Based in Killeen, this college offers 3 associate's degree programs in hospitality management. Areas of specialization include restaurant and culinary management, food and beverage management and hotel management. The programs take approximately 2 years of full-time enrollment to complete. Students might learn about hospitality marketing and sales, hospitality financial management, menu management or human resources management. Each specialization requires an internship. Certificate programs covering food and beverage management, culinary arts and institutional food service operations are also available.
Collin County Community College District
The associate's degree program in hospitality and food service management at this McKinney college offers specializations in hotel/restaurant management and meetings and event management. Some required courses for both programs include computers in hospitality, hospitality legal issues and hospitality financial management.
Dallas Baptist University
Located in Dallas, this university offers a Bachelor of Business Administration in Hotel and Hospitality Management via its College of Business. Required courses for the major include management in a service environment, hospitality industry financial accounting, lodging management, and hospitality industry sales and marketing. A hospitality internship is also required.
Lone Star College System - North Harris
Although the main campus of Lone Star College System is in The Woodlands, Texas, the school's North Harris campus in Houston offers an Associate of Applied Science in Hospitality Management. The school setting and tuition information in the school comparison table reflects the school's main campus. Students can expect to take courses in hospitality management, leadership, purchasing and human resource management. A hospitality operations certificate can also be earned.
Stephen F. Austin State University
Upon successful completion of program requirements, students earn a Bachelor of Science in Hospitality Administration from this Nacogdoches university. This program requires an internship with a minimum of 300 hours completed. Course topics include meeting planning, lodging and travel, restaurant support and tourism.
Tarrant County College District
Students can pursue an Associate of Applied Science in Hotel and Restaurant Administration from the Southeast campus of Tarrant County College District, located in Arlington. The information in the school comparison table reflects the school's main campus in Fort Worth. In the hospitality administration practicum, students receive hands-on training and learn management skills.
Texas Tech University
Centered in Lubbock, Texas Tech has a Bachelor of Applied Arts and Science in Restaurant, Hotel and Institutional Management, a Master of Science in Hospitality and Retail Management and a Doctor of Philosophy in Hospitality Administration. Students of the bachelor's degree program can expect to complete an internship in hospitality. Teacher certification coursework is also available in the baccalaureate program. The master's degree program can be completed in a thesis or non-thesis track. Concentration areas for non-thesis students include food and beverage management, event management, hospitality management and retail management. The doctoral program primarily consists of research and teaching courses, but a number of classes cover different types of hospitality management.
University of Houston
The Conrad N. Hilton College of Hotel and Restaurant Management at this Houston university offers a Bachelor of Science in Hotel and Restaurant Management. Graduates of the program have pursued a variety of careers in the field, including sales manager, banquet manager, hotel operations manager and conference planner. Students of the program have the opportunity to study in the field using the school's facilities, including a Hilton Hotel, restaurants, ballrooms and a convention center.
University of North Texas
Located in Denton, this school offers a Bachelor of Science in Hospitality Management, as well as a Master of Science in Hospitality Management. Students in the bachelor's degree program are able to experience the field in a student-operated restaurant. Degree topics include accounting, strategic management, marketing, information technology, finance and human resources. The graduate degree program focuses on improving a student's leadership, communication and problem solving skills within the industry.
School Comparison Table
|School Name||School Type & Setting||Hospitality Management Degree Programs Offered||Undergraduate Tuition & Fees (2012-2013)|
|Austin Community College District||2-year, public; large city|| Associate of Applied Science in Hospitality Management: Baccalaureate Prep,
Associate of Applied Science in Hospitality Management: Hotel and Restaurant
| $2,550 (in-district)*
|Central Texas College||2-year, public; midsize city|| Associate in Applied Science in Hospitality Management: Restaurant and Culinary Management,
Associate in Applied Science in Hospitality Management: Food and Beverage Management,
Associate in Applied Science in Hospitality Management: Hotel Management
| $2,280 (in-district)*
|Collin County Community College District||2-year, public; large city|| Associate of Applied Science in Hospitality and Food Service Management: Hotel/Restaurant Management,
Associate of Applied Science in Hospitality and Food Service Management: Meetings and Event Management
| $1,174 (in-district)*
|Dallas Baptist University||4-year, private not-for-profit; large city||Bachelor of Business Administration in Hotel and Hospitality Management||$24,890*|
|Lone Star College System||2-year, public; small suburb||Associate of Applied Science in Hospitality Management|| $1,504 (in-district)*
|Stephen F. Austin State University||4-year, public; remote town||Bachelor of Science in Hospitality Administration|| $7,560 (in-state)*
|Tarrant County College District||2-year, public; large city||Associate of Applied Science in Hotel and Restaurant Administration|| $1,320 (in-district)*
|Texas Tech University||4-year, public; midsize city|| Bachelor of Applied Arts and Science in Restaurant, Hotel and Institutional Management,
Master of Science in Hospitality and Retail Management,
Doctor of Philosophy in Hospitality Administration
| $8,028 (in-state)*
|University of Houston||4-year, public; large city||Bachelor of Science in Hotel and Restaurant Management|| $8,759 (in-state)*
|University of North Texas||4-year; public; midsize city|| Bachelor of Science in Hospitality Management,
Master of Science in Hospitality Management
| $9,730 (in-state)*
Source: *NCES College Navigator