Graduate Specializations

Graduate Specializations are indicated after the major on official records and transcripts once the student graduates with their primary degree. The University of Oregon offers a number of graduate specializations in specific academic and professional subjects.

  • Students pursuing a graduate specialization must be admitted to a graduate degree program at the university.
  • In order to pursue a specialization, a student must be admitted to a University of Oregon master’s or doctoral program.

Students who choose to pursue a graduate specialization should declare their intention with the School of Music and Dance Graduate Office by fall term of the second year of study using the SOMD Specialization Declaration form.

After receiving SOMD approval to pursue the chosen specialization, students must immediately complete and submit the Graduate School’s Declaration of Specialization form.