Hospitality and Tourism Management

Named in honor of White Lodging’s founder and CEO, Bruce White, and his family for their longstanding financial and in-kind support, the White Lodging-J.W. Marriott, Jr. School of Hospitality and Tourism Management (HTM), incorporating the Division of Consumer Science, is widely known for offering top-ranked programs in hospitality and tourism management, selling and sales management, retail management, and financial counseling and planning. With faculty who bring years of industry experience to the classroom, our undergraduate programs provide immersive hands-on experiences across a variety of industries. Our innovative graduate programs allow you to explore research projects in consumer behavior, family and consumer economics, and hospitality and tourism management.

Undergraduate Programs

Majors:

Our undergraduate majors will prepare you for a fast-paced management career in hospitality, tourism, sales, retail and financial planning industries through challenging, relevant coursework and a variety of hands-on learning opportunities.

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Graduate Programs

Our graduate programs offer those wanting to take their career to the next level an abundance of opportunities. Whether you are seeking professional development to advance in the industry or are interested in pursuing a career in academic- or research-based agencies, our Master of Science or Doctor of Philosophy degrees will see you uniquely positioned for your next step. The flexibility of these programs allows you to explore areas of interest in hospitality and tourism management, consumer behavior, or family and consumer economics.

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Online Certificate

We are committed to fostering lifetime learning opportunities. Take your career skills to the next level with our online certificate program.

Professional Selling Certificate

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Sustainable Tourism

School Research

Our faculty engage in collaborative, groundbreaking research that includes improving hospitality and tourism experiences and helping consumers make better decisions as well as improving their financial well-being.

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Restaurants and More

We offer abundant opportunities for you to get hands-on experience and showcase your skills. Participate in our unforgettable events, such as the HTM Society’s annual Black Tie Dinner, or explore all aspects of food service management in our on-campus restaurants, which range from fine dining to quick-service concepts.

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Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

The White Lodging-J.W., Jr. Marriott School of Hospitality and Tourism Management is committed to advancing issues related to diversity, equity and inclusion in our coursework, research and community outreach. From featuring special menu items for diversity heritage months to exploring research and coursework topics in diversity, inclusion, stereotyping, biases and ethics, we value equity and diversity in creating a more innovative environment as well as a better community and world.

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Career Center

The Ray Kavanaugh HTM Career Center offers career development services for undergraduate students, graduate students, alumni and company recruiters, serving as a liaison among company representatives, students and the school. Find the tools and resources to help you in your internship or job search, both during and after college.

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“The White Lodging-J.W. Marriott, Jr. School of Hospitality and Tourism Management’s world-class programs provide students with immersive experiential learning opportunities and challenging yet innovative coursework. Our internationally recognized faculty conduct cutting-edge research, allowing students to engage in insights that are driving the future of their industries while our deep connections with industry and alumni fortify our legacy as a school where tomorrow’s leaders can be found.”

-Dr. Ceridwyn King

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Ceridwyn King

School Head

Shannon Stemick

Lead Administrative Assistant

Ayrielle Davis-Espinosa

Graduate Program Coordinator

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Prospective undergraduate students may register for a session online, email questions to HHSRecruitment@purdue.edu or call the Office of Student Services at (765) 494-8533. Prospective graduate students may email aespinosa@purdue.edu or call 765-494-9811.

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White Lodging-J.W. Marriott, Jr. School of Hospitality and Tourism Management

Marriott Hall, Room 227
900 W. State Street
West Lafayette, IN 47907-2115

(765) 494-4643

(765) 496-0327