Travel and hospitality have become prominent national industries across the globe, requiring an increasing numbers of professionals at all skill levels. As hospitality expands, professionals holding graduate-level degrees will be required to fill the needs of the bourgeoning industry. The program will be cohort-driven, with 16-20 students required to do two, two-week residencies in consecutive Augusts in which 12 credits will be completed. An additional 21 credits will be completed on-line in the Fall, Winter and Spring semesters. An additional 3 credits are earned through the development of a prior learning experience (PLE) portfolio, the successful completion of which will result in 3 earned PLE credits, making 36 credits the total number required for completion of the program---completed at an accelerated pace in one calendar year beginning in August.