Hospitality degrees

Hospitality degrees designed for what comes next

The lodging and hospitality sector is expected to increase by more than 1.2 million jobs from 2012 to 2022, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.1 Our hospitality degree programs, which align to American Hotel & Lodging Educational Institute® (AHLEI) standards, help you build a strong foundation of knowledge in an array of food service, lodging management and tourism industry settings. Gain industry-specific guest service and supervisory skills valued by hospitality employers.

Enroll with confidence

Your hospitality career is important to us, and we recognize you want more for your future. That's why our programs are designed with your next step in mind.

Industry-aligned curriculum

Our curriculum aligns to standards developed by AHLEI, a trusted provider of hospitality training and education. Coursework can help prepare you to sit for AHLEI's Certified Guest Service Professional® and Certified Hospitality Supervisor® certification exams.

Opportunities to save time and money

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400+ hospitality faculty working in the field

Learn from instructors who average 22 years of industry experience. Titles held by our hospitality faculty — who work in companies of all sizes across the U.S. — include resort operations manager, supply chain manager, vice president of business development and chief operating officer.

For more information about each of these programs, including on-time completion rates, the median debt incurred by students who completed the program and other important information, please visit

  1. Reference: Bureau of Labor Statistics: U.S. Department of Labor. Industry employment and output projections to 2022. Retrieved Nov. 24, 2014, from
  2. Maryland residents completing undergraduate degree programs will earn an emphasis rather than a concentration in a particular area of study.
  • American Hotel & Lodging Educational Institute is a registered trademark of the American Hotel & Lodging Association.

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What's new in hospitality?

In 2015, our academic team hosted a Hospitality Advisory Council to study industry trends. Read their latest report.

What industry employers are saying

"By partnering with [AHLEI], the University of Phoenix sets itself apart from other hospitality programs in the country because they are founded on competencies that will drive success in the marketplace.” 

Chris Longstreet, Director of Learning Experiences at Choice Hotels International

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If you're looking to take on new roles, our hospitality programs can help you gain industry skills you can use right now.

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