New graduate specializations launching this fall

Four new specializations will become part of the graduate curricula starting in the 2013-14 academic year.

Housed within existing areas of study, the new areas offer specialized credentials to graduate students who meet the requirements. The expansions fit with the graduate school’s aim of being forward-thinking to help students meet the needs of the future.

The approved specializations will be housed within existing areas of study but will now offer specialized credentials to graduate students who meet the requirements. The areas of focus include:

  • Food Studies: The specialization, open to students from any discipline, offers more space to collaborate, innovate and publish within this burgeoning academic field.
  • Neuroscience: Although UO already has a nationally recognized center for neuroscience research, this graduate specialization will establish a common curriculum across the neurosciences in biology and psychology.
  • Prevention Science: The graduate specialization will be offered to master’s students in Counseling, Family and Human Services.
  • Sustainable Business Practices: The Lundquist College of Business’s Sustainable Business Practices MBA specialization builds graduates who know how to balance social, environmental and financial responsibilities.

For more information, visit the UO Graduate School website.

- by UO Office of Strategic Communications