DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY:
OPTION: HOTEL & RESTAURANT MANAGEMENT


The Department of Nutrition, Dietetics & Hospitality Management, a unit in the College of Human Sciences, offers graduate studies leading to a doctoral degree with an option in Hotel and Restaurant Management, HRMT. The Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) program is offered to students interested in developing research skills beyond the Master's level and is focused on an academically oriented career. The PhD program places a strong emphasis on methodology and the scientific process and equips students with the skill set necessary to make significant contributions in the chosen research field.

PhD students are provided one-on-one research supervision at the graduate faculty level and unique insight into the corporate inner-workings of The Capella Hotel Group, the HRMT program's delivery partner. Doctoral students are encouraged to interact with the Capella senior leadership team and to identify other possible research partnerships, in order to develop projects that are ground-breaking and theoretically challenging from an applied perspective.

For additional information about the PhD in HRMT program, email Dr. Ayoun:

Dr. Baker Ayoun
HRMT Graduate Programs Officer
Department of Nutrition, Dietetics, & Hospitality Management
328 Spidle Hall
Auburn, AL 36849-5605
E: bayoun@auburn.edu