1. Application Fee
A $75 application fee is due when you submit your online application.
2. Bachelor’s Degree
A four-year bachelor’s degree in any academic field from an accredited college or university with a GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale is required. If you have a three-year non-U.S. degree, you may request a review for determination as to equivalency.
Unofficial transcripts of all undergraduate and graduate coursework are required with your application. Do not mail official transcripts during the applicant stage. An English translation must accompany transcripts issued in a language other than English.
A resume or curriculum vitae that documents your prior work experience, publications, honors and awards received and a summary of your educational credentials.
Well-qualified applicants will have:
- A good academic record (GPA of 3.0/4 or equivalent)
- Strong written and oral communication skills
- Strong and relevant work experience
- Strong analytical and problem solving skills
- Demonstrated intellectual interest to study, collaborate and participate knowledge building
6. GMAT/GRE Optional
GMAT/GRE Test scores are not required for either the 1 year non-thesis or 2 year thesis options.
For the 1 year non-theses option, our typical applicant has the equivalent of a 4-year US Bachelor’s degree, a 3.0/4.0 GPA with strong analytical and quantitative coursework and at least 2 years of relevant professional work experience in the hospitality and tourism sectors.
For the 2 year thesis option, our typical applicant has the equivalent of a 4-year US Bachelor’s degree, a 3.5/4.0 GPA with strong analytical and quantitative coursework followed by at least 5 years of relevant professional work experience in the hospitality and tourism sectors.
If you wish to strengthen your application you may take, at your option, the GMAT/GRE. As we update our application system to reflect that GMAT/GRE score are no longer required, if you are opting not to take the test, please use 01/01/2025 as a future test date in the test section of the application so we are aware that you will not be taking the exam.
7. Personal Statement
A personal statement or essay addressing your professional and academic achievements that will help you succeed in international business.
Your personal statement should answer the questions:
- Why do you wish to pursue your graduate studies at the University of Delaware?
- How will an M.S. in Hospitality Business help you achieve your goals?
8. Three Letters of Recommendation
Recommendation forms are emailed directly from the online application to the three recommenders whose names and email addresses you provide. Instruction for returning the completed forms is included in the emails.
You may also be required to pass a formal interview. Interviews may be conducted in-person or on Skype if necessary.