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Domestic Admissions Requirements

Domestic admission requirements and deadlines.

NEW STATE OF TEXAS REQUIREMENT: Bacterial meningitis vaccinations are now required for ALL incoming and returning students to the University of Houston. For more information, click here.

Please note: Admission to the Hilton College Graduate Program is based on the graduate student candidate's previous academic records and hospitality-related work experience.

NOTE to SPRING 2015 Applicants: If you are planning on applying for the SPRING 2015 TERM the procedure is all online. Please click here to visit the website of the University of Houston Graduate School for detailed information on the new online process. We highly encourage all applicants to submit all of their documents electronically:

•  through myUH, and
•  with electronic delivery of test scores and
•  electronically delivered transcripts by academic institutions, if available.
•  Letters of recommendations should be received electronically through the new e-reference process in place. Applicants need to submit reference information on the applytexas.org application.

Thank you for your interest in our Graduate Program. To avoid delays in your application process, we advise you to use this page as your checklist and submit all required documents together in one package to the address listed on this page. The Graduate Program coordinator, will keep in touch with you during the application process. After receiving a complete application, the review process will take approximately two weeks.

***FALL 2015 admissions will be open on October 1, 2014. For information about FALL 2015 admissions, click here.***

1.  Online Graduate Admission Application
Complete at http://www.applytexas.org and select HRM Graduate

2.  $50 Application Fee Payable to the University of Houston
This fee will be collected when you submit your application online. The fee is non-refundable and cannot be waived. If you choose to delay your application to a later semester, you will have 13 months until you are required to submit a new application and application fee. NO EXCEPTIONS.

3.  Résumé (submit online)
Must include mailing and email addresses. More than one year of hospitality related work experience is preferred.

4.  Personal Statement (submit online)
Concise statement explaining why you wish to pursue your MS. Statement should be 250 words and double-spaced.

5. Two Official College Transcripts from All Institutions Attended
Applicant's cumulative grade point average (GPA) must be 3.0 out of 4.0 in the last 60 hours of college-level coursework. Domestic applicants who did not complete their bachelor's degree in the United States (or other English speaking country) are required to submit the TOEFL or IELTS exam as proof of English proficency.

Please submit both transcripts to: 

Dianca Chase
Graduate Program Coordinator
229 C. N. Hilton Hotel & College
Houston, Texas 77204-3028

6.  Official GRE or GMAT Score
GRE or GMAT official score must be sent to the University of Houston—UH's institution code for the GRE is 6870 and the institution code for the GMAT is XT1-1C-69. The Hilton College Graduate Program recommends that these exam(s) be successfully completed prior to submission of the graduate admission application. The admissions committee reviews all three exam sections—quantitative, verbal and analytical writing.

7.  Three Letters of Recommendation (submit online)
Applicants will provide the email address of each recommender while completing online application. A mix of both employers and professors are preferred.

Interviews are required for Graduate Program applicants who have been selected to continue the admission process. Interviews are conducted through an online system or in person; a visit to campus is not required. Not every applicant is invited for an interview. The interviews are by invitation only.

The decision for admission is made based on evaluation of all submitted documents. The official decision will be sent to the applicant's current listed address. No decisions will be released by telephone. NO EXCEPTIONS.

Application Type                             Spring Deadline     Fall Deadline

Permanent Resident
U.S. Citizen
U.S. Citizen and Permanent Resident Transfer

November 1
November 1
November 1

May 1
May 1

Students who attend Hilton College have a number of options for scholarships and financial assistance. Scholarships are available to incoming students each academic year (Fall-Spring). Applications are available each year from November 1 to March 1 for the following academic year. If you wish to be considered for a Hilton College scholarship, you must submit the application by March 1st.

Graduate Program Coordinator
Dianca Chase





Graduate Program
Conrad N. Hilton College 
University of Houston
229 C. N. Hilton Hotel & College
Houston, Texas 77204-3028