Hotel Administration Ph.D. (Ithaca)

Field of Study

Hotel Administration

Program Description

The School of Hotel Administration’s highly competitive PhD program in Hotel Administration is a research-focused degree designed for students interested in pursuing a career teaching hospitality management in a university setting and conducting groundbreaking research in the field.

Contact Information

Phone: 607-254-4228

289 Statler Hall
Cornell University
Ithaca, NY  14853

Concentrations by Subject

  • financial management
  • food and beverage management
  • hospitality management
  • hotel accounting
  • hotel administration
  • human resource management
  • marketing
  • properties asset management (minor)
  • real estate management (minor)



Application Requirements and Deadlines

Application Deadlines:

Dec. 15, August enrollment only

Requirements Summary:

  • 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. Applications must be submitted by Dec. 15. A personal interview is by invitation only after review of the application.

Learning Outcomes

  • Master a body of disciplinary literature
  • Develop and design an independent research topic  
  • Collect and organize data
  • Analyze data using appropriate methodology
  • Create a comprehensive and concise manuscript
  • Effective verbal communication