Established in 1947, the Dedman School of Hospitality is a favored hiring source for managers of the world’s leading hotels, restaurants, clubs and resorts. School administrators and faculty members work with top industry organizations, executives and alumni to provide students with a relevant curriculum, valuable internship experiences and networking/mentorship opportunities. Graduates are prepared to fill the growing global demand for multicultural awareness in hospitality managers and experience high career placement rates. The Dedman School of Hospitality was recently ranked No. 16 in the world, No. 8 in the U.S., in the 2019 Global Ranking of Academic Subjects.

Academic Programs

The Dedman School’s required internship program encourages experiential learning as a complementary approach to classroom education. In addition to established internships throughout the U.S., the school offers internships with world-class operations in countries ranging from Ireland to Australia. Students are encouraged to enrich their education with its Summer Study Abroad Program in Leysin, Switzerland and Spring International Exchange Program in Krems, Austria.

Networking and leadership opportunities are available through student organizations — Club Managers Association of America, Eta Sigma Delta, Florida Restaurant & Lodging Association, PGA Professional Golf Management Club — and a wide variety of school events. Dedman's unique curriculum parallels the requirements for membership in Florida State's Garnet & Gold Scholar Society. Generous scholarships support Dedman students along the way.

Dedman School of Hospitality faculty members have extensive practical industry experience, and national and international reputations as outstanding teachers and researchers. Their research is enhanced through the International Center for Hospitality Research, led by award-winning international researcher Dr. Woody Kim.

Faculty members have received numerous teaching awards and are are committed to preparing students for successful careers through classroom instruction, one-on-one advising, career and internship placement, facilitating alumni contacts, organizing school events, and providing information on financial assistance.

Contact Us

Phone:  850.644.4787
Fax: 850.644.5565
Mail: Dedman School of Hospitality, Florida State University, P.O. Box 3062541, Tallahassee, FL  32306-2541
Office Location: University Center, Building B - 4th Floor, 288 Champions Way, UCB 4100
Department Hours: 8:00AM - 5:00PM

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