Department of Hospitality and Tourism Management

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Founded in 1985, the Hospitality and Tourism Management Program (HTM) at UNT is one of the largest and best-known hospitality and tourism programs in the U.S. In addition, the University of North Texas is ranked among the nation’s 115 top-tier research universities, according to the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education. Our vision is “To be a global leader in advancing education, creating knowledge, and shaping the hospitality and tourism professionals of the future.” The HTM program seeks to provide our future industry leaders a solid academic foundation combined with extensive training in hospitality business skills, use of technology, and networking with industry professionals. As a testament to our mission-driven commitment to academic excellence, we have earned numerous accolades for our HTM programs and initiatives.


Our Vision

To be world class in advancing innovative education, creating collaborative knowledge, and transforming future hospitality and tourism leaders.

Our Mission

We educate the next generation of hospitality and tourism leaders who strive for excellence and embrace our diversity in a caring, innovative, and empowering community.

What we offer
We give you a solid academic education combined with extensive training in hospitality business skills, using the most up-to-date technology. Our curriculum provides:

  • A strong emphasis on managerial leadership.
  • A combination of theory-based and practical outlooks on core management competencies.
  • Unique, hands-on hospitality and management teaching laboratories.
  • Leadership and management skills, honed through research, case studies and group projects.
  • Excellent internships and job placement prospects in the region and beyond.
  • Opportunities to develop understanding of economic, political, socio-cultural, technological, and sustainability dimensions of global hospitality industry through study abroad and exchange programs.

Why hire UNT students?

Why do our alumni come back to hire UNT Students?

Why do students love the UNT HTM career expo?

Facts about UNT Hospitality Management program:

  • 95% job placement at graduation
  • 80% retention rate – Freshmen to Sophomore (for all Programs)
  • 51.23% of students employed in the hospitality industry or a related field within 90 days after graduation
  • 27% students continuing their education within 90 days after graduation


Meet our team