Most graduate programs require you to add specialization to your degree plan. Specializations allow you to focus on the particular areas of knowledge that interest you most or that are the most valuable to your intended career path. They are similar to a minor or a degree concentration. In this way your master's degree is tailored to your specific needs, interests, and career goals.
Each specialization consists of four graduate courses, for 12 credit hours, which supplement the courses you'll take for your major. Not all specializations are available to every major. You can view the current specializations offered for each major in the academic catalog. Contact your Student Advisor to have a specialization added to your degree plan.