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What will I learn?

Hilton College offers an exclusive Master of Science in Global Hospitality Business degree, thanks to a first-of-its-kind partnership with the top hospitality programs in Europe and Asia-Ecole hoteliere de Lausanne and the School of Hotel and Tourism Management at The Hong Kong Polytechnic University.

This truly global program provides select students with an extensive understanding of world markets and firsthand experience of local cultures across three continents. Students spend their first term at EHL in Switzerland, their second at PolyU in Hong Kong, and their third stateside at Hilton College.

Designed in close collaboration with top players in the hotel, tourism and service industries, the Global Hospitality Master’s program offers unparalleled professional immersion through a unique and personalized capstone project, professional certifications and business field trips to global tourism hubs like New York, Paris and Macau.

Degree Requirements

Credit hours required for this degree: 39.0

All MS degree candidates must complete 39 semester credit hours of graduate coursework over the course of three (3) terms in each the three (3) designated partner locations to receive their graduate degree from either UH or one of the other two partnering institutions.

Which department am I in?

Conrad N Hilton College of Hotel and Restaurant Management

Study options

Full Time (39 credit hours)

Tuition fees
US$18,689.00 per year
USD $1029.98/SCH
Start date

Expected August 2022


Conrad N Hilton College of Hotel and Restaurant Management

4450 University Dr., Room 227,



77204, United States

Entry requirements

For students from United States

All graduate students are required to provide proof of the attainment of a Bachelor’s degree before enrolling at the University of Houston.

For international students

Students who have successfully completed the US equivalent of a BS degree, in Hotel and Restaurant Management or a related field, with a minimum of 3.0/4.0 GPA

English Language Proficiency Requirements

TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)

The minimum TOEFL score required is 79 for the internet-based test. The minimum TOEFL score for the paper-based exam is 550.

IELTS (International English Language Testing Service)

The minimum IELTS score required is an overall score of a 6.5.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.