Degree Abbreviations on Your Official Class Ring

The following official degree abbreviations are provided by the Registrar, and are used when creating individual official class rings.

AB BACHELOR OF ARTS
AD ARTIST'S DIPLOMA
ASPL ASSOCIATE OF SCIENCE IN PARALEGAL STUDIES
BAIS BACHELOR OF ARTS IN INTERNATIONAL STUDIES
BAM BACHELOR OF ARTS IN MUSIC
BARCH BACHELOR OF ARCHITECTURE
BBA BACHELOR OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION
BCS BACHELOR OF CONTINUING STUDIES
BED BACHELOR OF EDUCATION
BFA BACHELOR OF FINE ARTS
BGS BACHELOR OF GENERAL STUDIES
BGSC BACHELOR OF GENERAL STUDIES
BHS BACHELOR OF HEALTH SCIENCES
BLA BACHELOR OF LIBERAL ARTS
BLW BACHELOR OF LAW
BM BACHELOR OF MUSIC
BS BACHELOR OF SCIENCE
BSAE BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN ARCHITECTURAL ENGINEERING
BSASE BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN AEROSPACE ENGINEERING
BSBE BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN BIOMEDICAL ENGINEERING
BSC BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN COMMUNICATION
BSCE BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN CIVIL ENGINEERING
BSCPE BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN COMPUTER ENGINEERING
BSE BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN EDUCATION
BSED BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN EDUCATION
BSEE BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING
BSENE BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING
BSES BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN ENGINEERING SCIENCE
BSHS BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN HEALTH SCIENCE
BSIE BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN INDUSTRIAL ENGINEERING
BSIT BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
BSLDP BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN LAND DEVELOPMENT & PLANNING
BSME BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN MECHANICAL ENGINEERING
BSMS BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN MANAGEMENT SCIENCE
BSMT BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN MEDICAL TECHNOLOGY
BSN BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN NURSING
BSSA BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN SYSTEMS ANALYSIS
CCP CERTIFICATE
CCPA CERTIFICATE IN ACCOUNTING
CCPB CERTIFICATE IN GENERAL BUSINESS
CCPC CERTIFICATE IN COMPUTER INFORMATION SYSTEMS
CCPG CERTIFICATE IN GRAPHIC DESIGN
CCPH CERTIFICATE IN HUMAN RESOURCES
CCPI CERTIFICATE IN INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS
CCPR CERTIFICATE IN ART HISTORY
CCPS CERTIFICATE IN SPORTS MANAGEMENT
CED CERTIFICATE (SCHOOL OF EDUCATION)
CNU CERTIFICATE (SCHOOL OF NURSING AND HEALTH STUDIES)
DA DOCTOR OF ARTS
DARCH HONORARY DOCTOR OF ARCHITECTURE
DBA HONORARY DOCTOR OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION
DCL HONORARY DOCTOR OF CIVIL LAW
DCO HONORARY DOCTOR OF COMMUNICATION
DCT DIPLOMATE IN COLLEGE TEACHING
DDP HONORARY DOCTOR OF DIPLOMACY
DED HONORARY DOCTOR OF EDUCATION
DEG HONORARY DOCTOR OF ENGINEERING
DFA HONORARY DOCTOR OF FINE ARTS
DHE HONORARY DOCTOR OF HIGHER EDUCATION
DHL HONORARY DOCTOR OF HUMANE LETTERS
DHU HONORARY DOCTOR OF HUMANITIES
DJR HONORARY DOCTOR OF JOURNALISM
DL HONORARY DOCTOR OF LETTERS
DLT HONORARY DOCTOR OF LITERATURE
DLW HONORARY DOCTOR OF LAWS
DMA DOCTOR OF MUSICAL ARTS
DMU HONORARY DOCTOR OF MUSIC
DPA HONORARY DOCTOR OF PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION
DPH HONORARY DOCTOR OF PHILANTHROPY
DPT DOCTOR OF PHYSICAL THERAPY
DSA HONORARY DOCTOR OF SCIENCE AVIATION
DSC HONORARY DOCTOR OF SCIENCE
DSN HONORARY DOCTOR OF SCIENCE NAVIGATION
EDD DOCTOR OF EDUCATION
EDS SPECIALIST IN EDUCATION
JD JURIS DOCTOR
LLM MASTER OF LAWS
LLMA MASTER OF LAWS IN INTER-AMERICAN LAW
LLMCL MASTER OF LAWS IN COMPARATIVE LAW
LLME MASTER OF LAWS IN ESTATE PLANNING
LLMG MASTER OF LAWS IN GENERAL LAW
LLMI MASTER OF LAWS IN INTERNATIONAL LAW
LLMO MASTER OF LAWS IN OCEAN AND COASTAL LAW
LLMP MASTER OF LAWS IN REAL PROPERTY DEVELOPMENT
LLMR MASTER OF LAWS IN REAL PROP, LAND DEV AND FIN LAW
LLMT MASTER OF LAWS IN TAXATION
MA MASTER OF ARTS
MAC MASTER OF ARCHITECTURE IN COMPUTING
MACCT MASTER OF ARTS IN COMMUNITY COLLEGE TEACHING
MAI MASTER OF ARTS
MALS MASTER OF ARTS IN LIBERAL STUDIES
MARCH MASTER OF ARCHITECTURE
MAST MASTER OF ARCHITECTURE IN SUBURB AND TOWN DESIG
MBA MASTER OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION
MCL MASTER OF COMPARATIVE LAW
MD DOCTOR OF MEDICINE
MED MASTER OF EDUCATION
MFA MASTER OF FINE ARTS
MM MASTER OF MUSIC
MPA MASTER OF PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION
MPH MASTER OF PUBLIC HEALTH
MPRA MASTER OF PROFESSIONAL ACCOUNTING
MS MASTER OF SCIENCE
MSAE MASTER OF SCIENCE IN ARCHITECTURAL ENGINEERING
MSBE MASTER OF SCIENCE IN BIOMEDICAL ENGINEERING
MSCE MASTER OF SCIENCE IN CIVIL ENGINEERING
MSECE MASTER OF SCIENCE IN ELEC AND COMPUTER ENGINEERING
MSED MASTER OF SCIENCE IN EDUCATION
MSEE MASTER OF SCIENCE ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING
MSI MASTER OF SCIENCE
MSIE MASTER OF SCIENCE IN INDUSTRIAL ENGINEERING
MSME MASTER OF SCIENCE IN MECHANICAL ENGINEERING
MSMET MASTER OF SCIENCE IN MUSIC ENGINEERING TECHNOLOGY
MSN MASTER OF SCIENCE IN NURSING
MSOE MASTER OF SCIENCE IN OCEAN ENGINEERING
MSPH MASTER OF SCIENCE IN PUBLIC HEALTH
MSPT MASTER OF SCIENCE IN PHYSICAL THERAPY
MSTX MASTER OF SCIENCE IN TAXATION
MURP MASTER OF URBAN AND REGIONAL PLANNING
PHD DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY
PHDMD DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY / DOCTOR OF MEDICINE
SPME SPECIALIST IN MUSIC EDUCATION

Note: In the case of Bachelor of Arts, The University of Miami and the College of Arts and Sciences awards the “A.B.” degree (using the Latin version “Artium Baccalaureus”) instead of “B.A.” degree. This distinction is very unique, as several colleges and universities in the United States have moved to the modern translation of B.A. UM is one of few Universities in the nation to have maintained the Latin abbreviation since 1926.

For a note about the abbreviation, please visit the UM Editorial Style Guide.

It is our policy that all official class rings contain the official symbols and abbreviations as designated by the University of Miami. Herff Jones will default all orders to those symbols and abbreviations. Any special requests or orders not consistent with the official symbols and abbreviations requires prior approval from the University of Miami Office of Alumni Relations.

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