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The University of Oregon School of Journalism and Communication graduate programs provide a dynamic environment for storytellers and scholars to build on their professional strengths, engage with world-class faculty and develop the foundation necessary to succeed in the ever-changing media and academic landscape.
Our interdisciplinary curriculum offers students the opportunity to expand their skillsets and earn credentials needed to achieve their goals. Through small group and individual instruction, rigorous coursework, and the integration of theory and practice, SOJC graduate programs will prepare students to become leaders and innovators in their fields.
Professional Journalism Master’s Program – Eugene campus
Our Professional Journalism master’s program offers a 12-to-15 month program designed for those holding bachelor’s degrees, but who have little or no academic or professional journalistic or media background. Graduate students in this program will acquire professional skills within a vibrant intellectual context.
Media Studies Master’s Program – Eugene campus
The Media Studies master’s program is aligned with our doctoral program in exposing students to a wide range of ideas concerning the structure, function and role of communication in society. Areas of overlapping faculty and program strength that students may study include: media institutions; ethics, law and policy; and international and multicultural communication. Goals for individual students vary. Some may seek to return to the professions as leaders and innovators who actively contribute to improving the quality of media and communications. Others may seek preparation for doctoral work either in the SOJC Media Studies program or elsewhere.
Strategic Communications Master’s Program – UO Portland campus
The master's degree in Strategic Communication provides working professionals in public relations, advertising, and allied communication fields such as marketing, corporate communication, and organizational communication with management-level credentials needed to lead campaign teams, to manage communication programs, and to advance in their careers.
The program is designed as a part-time program with students taking a maximum of nine credits per term. Classes meet evenings and weekends in downtown Portland at the UO SOJC Turnbull Center.
Multimedia Journalism Master’s Program – UO Portland campus
The master’s degree in Multimedia Journalism teaches students to report and tell compelling stories across multiple platforms while employing ethics and integrity. This program is not just about learning. It’s about doing. Students work with both veteran and up-and-coming journalists as well as award-winning faculty to produce professional-quality projects.
Our classes and workshops are designed for adults who are living full and complicated lives. The 48-credit program can be completed in just five terms (15 months) or can be spread out to suit individual needs. Classes meet evenings and weekends in downtown Portland at the UO SOJC Turnbull Center.