Applying to the MMH

Applications for Fall 2020 are now being accepted.

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Application Requirements

Application Fee

A non-refundable fee of $95 is required at the time of application. The application fee is an application processing fee, not an application consideration fee. When applying via the online application you must pay by credit card.


We require a copy of your undergraduate transcript to be uploaded within your online application. In addition, we require the submission of all transcripts from colleges and/or universities attended that count toward any degree (beyond high school). A college senior should submit an official report of work completed in the first semester of the senior year as soon as it is available. All transcripts must be in English or an official translation. If you are admitted and decide to enroll, we will ask for an official copy at that time.

Letters of Recommendation (Evaluations)

We require two letters of recommendation (evaluations), but students may submit up to three. Letters should be written by people who know you well, and who can speak to your academic and/or professional background. These letters of recommendation must be sent via our application. We do not accept e-mailed, faxed, or mailed letters of recommendation.

International Applicants

If your first language or the primary language spoken in your home is not English, you must also take the TOEFL or IELTS. We require a minimum score of 84 on the TOEFL or 6.5 on the IELTS for your application to be reviewed. We must receive an official TOEFL or IELTS score by the application deadline; we recommend taking your TOEFL or IELTS at least 20 days prior to our deadline to assure that we receive the score. (Note: Our TOEFL code is 3087)

Official scores can be emailed to or mailed to:

Boston University
School of Hospitality, Graduate Affairs
928 Commonwealth Avenue
Boston, MA 02215


We require the most up to date resume or CV for all applicants.

Required Standardized Tests

Graduate Record Examination (GRE) or Graduate Management Admissions Test (GMAT) scores are NOT REQUIRED for the MMH program.

Student Video

All students must submit a one- to three-minute video. State your name and please answer the following question:

  • What are your career goals and how will studying hospitality management help you achieve them?

More detailed requirements for the video are listed in the application.

Personal Statement

The personal statement is an opportunity to highlight what is unique about you. At SHA, we aim to know every student’s name and story.  Please write 500-750 words explaining your background, what interests you in hospitality, and what lead you to apply to our program.  We encourage you to be honest, innovative, and thoughtful in your essay.

Transfer Credits:

Up to 8 credits of graduate transfer credits may be granted on a case-by-case basis.

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Visa and I-20 Form Information

This process is required for all international applicants (international applicants are defined as non-US Citizens or non-US Permanent Residents)

We ask that you submit the I-20 documents as soon as possible after you have been admitted and decide to enroll. You will not receive your I-20 or VISA until the required documents are completed and uploaded via the Liaison Collect Documents Portal.

Review the instructions below before you begin uploading documents.

Email Micah Sieber, Senior Director of Academic Programs at with any questions.

How to Receive Your I-20

After you have been academically admitted to the School of Hospitality at Boston University, you will be asked to submit the required I-20 documents via the Liaison Collect Documents Portal.