Master of International Hospitality and Tourism Management (MIHTM)

Did you know that popular industry organizations have given high rankings to USC’s hospitality and tourism programs? In the classroom, you’ll gain new skills and learn industry insights from world-renowned professors. Outside the classroom, MIHTM students have many opportunities to gain experience and network, because tourism is one of the top industries in South Carolina.

The College of Hospitality, Retail and Sport Management also has several research centers and partnerships with organizations like:

  • South Carolina’s only Center of Economic Excellence in Tourism and Economic Development

  • The International Institute for Foodservice Research and Education

  • The International Tourism and Research Institute

  • The Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Travel & Tourism Industry Center

Accelerator Admission Requirements

Direct Master’s Accelerator Advanced Master’s Accelerator Master’s Accelerator Pre-Sessional English
GPA 3.0 3.0 2.5 2.5
IELTSTM 7.0 (no sub-score below 6.5) 6.5 (no sub-score below 6.0) 6.0 (no sub-score below 5.5) 5.0
TOEFL® 94 80 (no sub-score below 18) 74 (no sub-score below 16) 60
Qualifying Undergraduate Degrees Any four-year undergraduate degree, or equivalent, from an accredited university.
Additional Requirements Students must have successfully completed any undergraduate Principles of Finance course and any undergraduate Principles of Marketing course for MIHTM and have one of the following: one year of customer-facing work experience OR a completed internship within the degree experience prior to graduation.
Available Entry Fall or Spring

Note: The MIHTM program does not require a thesis.

Sample Coursework
  • HRSM Statistics (closed)
  • Hospitality Marketing Strategy
  • Service Management in Hospitality
  • Hospitality Finance Methods
  • Hospitality Systems and Policy

Progression Details

Direct Master’s Accelerator Advanced Master’s Accelerator Master’s Accelerator Pre-Sessional English
Credits Earned Towards Degree 9 6 9 0
Progression Requirements Not applicable – student is already enrolled in degree program 3.25 GPA with no course grade lower than a B and successful completion of the English language courses and the Professional Development and Analytical Skills workshops, seminars and modules 3.25 GPA with no course grade lower than a B and successful completion of the English language courses and the Professional Development and Analytical Skills workshops, seminars and modules Successful completion of all Pre-Sessional English program course content and approval from Master’s Accelerator team

Total credits required for degree: 36 (no thesis required)

Tuition Costs

All prices are listed in U.S. dollars.

Direct Master’s Accelerator
1 semester
Advanced Master’s Accelerator
1 semester
Master’s Accelerator
2 semesters
Tuition Cost $14,488 $14,875 $29,001
Global Carolina Fee1 $2,717 $1,625 $1,999
Total Tuition Costs $17,205 $16,500 $31,000
1 Global Carolina fee covers all fees assessed for students (including ISS, English testing, BM fees, tech, health center, etc.).
1 Global Carolina fee covers all fees assessed for students (including ISS, English testing, BM fees, tech, health center, etc.).
Note: Costs above are estimates per semester based on current tuition and fees and anticipated increases. Actual costs may vary and are subject to annual changes.

IN NEED OF ADDITIONAL ENGLISH COURSES BEFORE ENROLLING IN THE MASTER'S ACCELERATOR?

Enroll in the Pre-Sessional English Program. Classes are designed to improve students’ comprehension and ability to take rigorous academic courses in the English language.
Estimated tuition and fees: $6,500*
(based on a duration of 17 weeks)

Ready to manage your future?

As a manager in hospitality or tourism, you need the skills and experience to make smart decisions. The next career choice you make can be the start of many smart decisions to come, thanks to what you learn in the MIHTM program.