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School of Merchandising and Hospitality Management

Main Office
Chilton Hall, 331
P.O. Box 5248
Denton, TX 76203-0248
(817) 565-2436
Suzanne V. LaBrecque, Dean

Daniel A. Emenheiser, Associate Dean

Graduate Faculty: Arnold, Brandon, Clay, Emenheiser, Flottman, Forney, Getty, Kim, LaBrecque, Palakurthi, Reynolds, Tas.

The School of Merchandising and Hospitality Management offers graduate programs leading to the following degrees:

Research

Research areas currently under investigation by the school's faculty include personnel and labor relations, issues in consumer behavior, social/psychological aspects of clothing, factors related to consumer purchase of home furnishings, entrepreneurial opportunities and marketing of visitor, leisure and entertainment attractions. Other topics of research interest include quality assurance in the hospitality industry, competencies important for entry-level managers, career development, curriculum design for hotel and restaurant management programs, managing demographic and multicultural diversity in the workplace, and marketing demands relating to nutritional aspects of commercial menus.

Graduate students may have the opportunity to work with faculty on funded research projects in fashion merchandising, hotel and restaurant management, and clothing and textiles.

Scholarships

Information about the following scholarships may be obtained by writing to the associate dean of the School of Merchandising and Hospitality Management.

Cartwright Scholarship

Graduating seniors in the School of Merchandising and Hospitality Management who are continuing study for the master's degree in the school are eligible to apply for this scholarship.

Lupe Murchison Scholarships

These scholarships are awarded to graduate and/or undergraduate students majoring in hotel and restaurant management.

Billie Parker Scholarships

These scholarships are awarded to graduate and/or undergraduate students majoring in hotel and restaurant management.

Van Wyk Scholarship

This scholarship is awarded to an undergraduate or graduate student for study in textiles and clothing.

Woodruff Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship is awarded to a graduate or undergraduate student who is majoring in the School of Merchandising and Hospitality Management and has completed at least 24 hours at the college level.

Assistantships

A limited number of teaching and research assistantships are available in the school. Contact the Office of the Dean for an application.

Degree Programs

Master of Science in Hotel and Restaurant Management

Admission Requirements

The student must meet the requirements for admission to the Toulouse School of Graduate Studies. Included in these requirements are a minimum score of 800 on the Graduate Record Examination (GRE), a minimum score of 400 on the verbal section of the GRE and a demonstrated proficiency in oral and written English.

Applicants must have completed a minimum of 24 semester hours of undergraduate work in hotel and restaurant management, or the equivalent; 12 of the 24 hours must be advanced.

Students who do not meet the requirements must complete specified prerequisite courses in hotel and restaurant management before beginning their graduate program.

Degree Requirements

The student must earn a minimum of 36 semester hours, including SMHM 5300, Research Methods in Merchandising and Hospitality Management, distributed as follows.

Courses in Major (Select 24 Hours from the following)

Minor (6-12 Hours)

The minor must include a statistics course: EDER 5210, Educational Statistics, or MSCI 5010, Statistical Analysis.

The non-thesis option requires one minor of 12 hours, or 6 hours in each of two minors. The thesis option requires 6 hours in a minor area. A minimum of 6 hours must be from a department outside the School of Merchandising and Hospitality Management.

Recommended minors are marketing, recreation, business law, education and business computer information systems.

Thesis Option or Non-Thesis Option

The student will select one of the following options.

Master of Science in Merchandising

Admission Requirements

The student must meet the requirements for admission to the Toulouse School of Graduate Studies. Included in these requirements are a minimum score of 800 on the Graduate Record Examination, a minimum score of 400 on the verbal section of the GRE and a demonstrated proficiency in oral and written English.

Applicants must have completed a minimum of 24 semester hours of undergraduate work in fashion merchandising, or the equivalent; 12 of the 24 hours must be advanced. Students who do not meet the requirements must complete specified prerequisite courses in fashion merchandising before beginning the graduate program.

Degree Requirements

The student must earn a minimum of 36 semester hours, including SMHM 5300, Research Methods in Merchandising and Hospitality Management, distributed as follows.

Courses in Major (Select 24 Hours from the following)

Minor (6 to 12 Hours)

The minor must include a statistics course: EDER 5210, Educational Statistics, or MSCI 5010, Statistical Analysis.

The non-thesis option requires one minor of 12 hours, or 6 hours in each of two minors. The thesis option requires 6 hours in a minor area. A minimum of 6 hours must be from a department outside the School of Merchandising and Hospitality Management.

Recommended minors are marketing, education and business computer information systems.

Thesis Option or Non-Thesis Option

The student will select one of the following options.

Courses of Instruction

Course and Subject Guide

UNT Graduate Catalog Table of Contents

School of Merchandising and Hospitality Management Home Page

UNT Home Page

Prospective Students



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