Hotel Administration Ph.D. (Ithaca)
Field of Study
The School of Hotel Administration’s highly competitive PhD program in Hotel Administration is a research-focused degree grounded in the core business disciplines as applied to hospitality contexts. The program is designed for students interested in pursuing a career teaching hospitality management, service management, or real estate in a university setting and conducting groundbreaking research in hospitality and related fields.
Contact InformationWebsite: https://sha.cornell.edu/admissions-programs/graduate/ms-phd/
289 Statler Hall
Ithaca, NY 14853
Concentrations by Subject
- financial management
- food and beverage management
- hospitality management
- hotel accounting
- hotel administration
- human resource management
- properties asset management (minor)
- real estate management (minor)
Application Requirements and Deadlines
Fall: Dec 15 for application and supporting documents
Applicants to the School of Hotel Administration (SHA) PhD program will have earned a master’s degree from an accredited university or a bachelor’s degree from Cornell SHA. Also required:
- all Graduate School Requirements, including the TOEFL Exam or IELTS for Non-Native English Applicants
- GMAT or GRE
- Resume or CV
- Two letters of recommendation
- TOEFL minimum score of 100 Internet-based (iBT), 250 computer-based (CBT), or 600 paper-based (PBT) or IELTS minimum overall band score of 7.0
Admission is offered for August enrollment only. A personal interview is by invitation only after review of the application.
Students will become cutting-edge scholars in hospitality management and related fields:
- Students will exhibit mastery of the methodological tools and techniques required for scholarly advancement in their subject of study.
- Students will exhibit a mastery of the literature in their base discipline.
- Students will exhibit a mastery of the literature in hospitality relevant to their base discipline.
- Students will exhibit the ability to critically evaluate the work of other scholars.
- Students will demonstrate the ability to develop and execute a novel research agenda.
- Students will learn how to apply disciplinary knowledge to particular business and social problems
Students will become effective communicators and teachers:
- Students will exhibit the ability to plan and deliver well-constructed course materials on topics relevant to their base discipline and the field of hospitality using the best pedagogical practices.
- Students will exhibit the ability to communicate in writing and orally original research for scholarly and practitioner audiences.
Students will seek out opportunities for professional career development
- Students will participate in scholarly activities including but not limited to seminars and conference presentations.
- Students will contribute, wherever possible, to the discourse of the scholarly discipline through collaborative projects with faculty and peer mentors.
Students will possess an ethical perspective and a service orientation:
- Students will learn how to conduct research that exhibits research integrity and compliance with professional and institutional standards.
- Students will engage in service activities that foster a diverse, respectful, collaborative scholarly community.