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Graduate Certificates

Are you ready to make your mark in the hospitality industry as a visionary leader? Apply to one of Boston University School of Hospitality Administration’s graduate programs to pursue your career or research goals.

With your Master of Management in Hospitality (MMH) or Master of Science in Hospitality Management (MSHM) degree, you are in a position to network with industry leaders or conduct industry-focused research while enabling your entrepreneurial and innovative mindset to positively contribute to the business that excites your passions.

Learn more about the admissions requirements, process, and deadlines to prepare for your journey through this program!

Why Choose the BU School of Hospitality Administration?

Transform the Hospitality Industry with Innovation

2020 brought sudden and dramatic changes to the hospitality industry globally. If you have the DNA for the business of serving others and creating positive and memorable human experiences—via lodging, restaurants, hotel and real estate development, food service and franchises, events, and festivals—our industry needs your creativity and out-of-the-box thinking now more than ever. Join SHA to contribute meaningfully as you learn the traditional tried and true methods, current best practices, and evolving trends all while strategically plotting steps ahead for the future.

Immerse in a Dynamic SHA Community

At the School of Hospitality Administration, you will be a part of a dynamic and innovative community, elevating you to new heights. Our distinguished faculty, composed of contemporary researchers and leading global industry practitioners, challenge and inspire you to think outside your comfort zone to stretch the limits of your imagination and help shape the next generation of hospitality. 

Admission Requirements of the MMH AND MSHM PROGRAMS (No GRE/GMAT Required)

Please submit the following required materials with your online application:

Additional Requirements for International Applicants

In addition to the admission requirements above, international students who are interested in applying to the MMH or MSHM graduate programs must meet the following requirements:

English Proficiency

If your first language is not English, you must take the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL), International English Language Testing System (IELTS), or the Duolingo English Test (DET). International students who have completed a degree in the United States or at any English-speaking university do not need to submit any language proficiency scores.

Official scores can be emailed to or mailed to:

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

Visa and I-20 Form Information

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

You need to submit the I-20 documents as soon as possible after you have been admitted and decided 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.

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Application Deadlines

Applications to BU SHA’s graduate programs are reviewed on a rolling basis. We encourage you to apply as early as possible in order to be considered for scholarships.

  • Priority deadline: April 1st
  • Final Deadline for International Students: June 1st
  • Final Deadline for Domestic Students: August 1st

Learn More about the Admission Process to our Graduate Programs

Apply now and become a valued member of the Boston University SHA graduate community. Together we will serve as the incubator to form the new panorama of hospitality.

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