An Education for the Future


At the University of North Texas College of Merchandising, Hospitality and Tourism (CMHT), we educate you for the future. What started in 1910 as one cooking class taught by a single teacher has grown into a unique college centered around one of the largest industries on the planet.

An Executive Education

Our decision to focus on two consumer-oriented disciplines — merchandising and hospitality —creates a unique opportunity for you to get a head start on your career. This approach to your degree gives you the opportunity to learn all aspects of the business you’ll enter and lead in fast-paced environments.

Pioneering Programs

Our innovative degrees include the nation’s first bachelor’s degree in Digital Retailing, the first in Consumer Experience Management and one of the largest merchandising programs in the U.S. We also house the first hospitality and tourism program accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Programs in Hospitality Administration.

Unique offerings such as our Global Kitchens class take learning to the world stage. This course allows students to explore the cuisines of different cultures by cooking and tasting sample meals from around the world.

The digital study tour “dream trip” gives you a behind-the-scenes look at retail operations for companies like Facebook, Google, Nike, Walmart, Macy’s, Amazon and Nordstrom.

World of Opportunities

You’ll have the ability to connect with major companies and industry executives in amazing locations through our relationships with the International Textile and Apparel Association, the National Retail Federation, the National Restaurant Association, and the American Hotel and Lodging Association.

A Diverse Community

Our students call more than 20 countries home. At CMHT, you’ll learn from and alongside individuals from a variety of backgrounds and experiences. On-campus organizations — such as the National Retail Federation Student Association, National Society of Minorities in Hospitality and Eta Sigma Delta International Hospitality Management Society — help you meet other students and make new friends.

High-Tech Teaching

Many of our classes use the same software and platforms industry professionals use. Whether it’s a virtual reality lesson on how to give your customer a sneak peek of an upcoming trip or a web development project that teaches you how to implement an e-commerce site, you’ll be ready.

“Going to school was always a dream, but I never knew what I wanted to do. When I learned about the Merchandising and Digital Retailing program, I couldn’t believe it had everything I was interested in. The best part of my degree plan is that I’m able to take what I learn in the classroom, apply it to my job and start seeing results immediately.”
Heather Sesmas, junior Home Furnishings Merchandising and Digital Retailing double major