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Hospitality Leadership & Operational Performance (MS) Admission Requirements

  • Submit your online application and the required application fee.
  • Submit an essay explaining your interest in the program and your professional goals.
  • Submit a resume that summarizes your work experience and educational background. 
  • Submit your official transcripts from all degree-granting institutions you have attended. 
    Please note that not submitting all transcripts where courses have been completed could impact course waivers.
  • Letters of recommendation are optional for this program.
  • International student admission requirements


Students may apply to enroll in any quarter. To ensure that you will be able to enroll in the quarter of your choice, we recommend that you apply by these dates:

Enrollment Quarter Domestic Student Deadline International Student Deadline
Fall August 15
August 15
Winter December 1 October 1
Spring March 1 February 1
Summer June 1 April 1

Learn more about Graduate Admission.

If you need assistance to complete your application and/or have questions, contact the Kellstadt office at (312) 362-8810 or

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