Hospitality Management – Doctorate


The distance doctor of philosophy program is designed to meet the needs of professionals employed in industry, education, and other hospitality-related professions who want to obtain a terminal degree for their career advancement. Students must participate in the hybrid program for two consecutive summer sessions on campus (maximum of three weeks each) and enroll in courses delivered via the web during fall and spring semesters. Students completing requirements of the program will earn a doctorate in foodservice and lodging management.

The Iowa State University course catalog lists course descriptions of graduate courses offered.

Scholarships and graduate teaching/research assistantships are available for on-campus students.

Admissions Requirements

For more information visit the Graduate College website.

  • Credits

72 total credit hours:

  • Up to 30 credit hours may be accepted from the master’s degree coursework, depending on types of courses taken and fit with your goals
  • Twenty-four credit hours must be taken at Iowa State  over four semesters to earn residency
  • Fifteen credit hours are required for research/dissertation

Contact Information

SoJung Lee
8a MacKay Hall

Iowa State Online