Program application deadlines:
You will need to complete the online Graduate Application for the University of Oregon SOJC graduate programs. A $50.00 non-refundable fee is collected by the Office of Admissions for the Graduate Admissions Application. Please keep your login credentials (username and password) from the Graduate Admissions Application in a safe place.
There are two sections to the online application. The first section is the general application to the Graduate School; the second details the requirements of the SOJC graduate program application. Information and/or material you will need to complete your application includes:
FOR COMPLETING THE SOJC PORTION OF THE ONLINE APPLICATION
A 750- to 1,000-word essay describing your academic and career goals. The essay should focus on the relationship between your past academic and professional experience and your future plans.
A portfolio, string book, clips, or other evidence of relevant professional work or evidence of scholarly writing and research. Multimedia Journalism applicants should submit copies of their published work. Doctoral applicants should include an abstract and first chapter of their master’s thesis (if you did not write a thesis, then you should submit a recent research paper - no more than five pages long). Media Studies and Journalism master's applicants should submit a sample of scholarly writing and/or research or evidence of professional work if applicable. Strategic Communication applicants should include professional work such as: writing samples from your current job that focus on persuasive communication that could include advertisements, press releases, brochures, sales letters, presentations, and strategic recommendations.
Identify three persons familiar with your intellectual ability and academic record, and who can provide an estimation of your success as a teacher if you are applying for a Graduate Teaching Fellowship.
The online application requests contact information (name, address, phone number, and email) for a minimum of three and maximum of four recommenders. You may provide each recommender with the ability to respond prior to finishing your application by completing the recommenders' page. Fill in the required information for at least three and press "Submit." An automated email will be sent to each recommender with instructions on how to respond. Once you've entered information and emails have been sent, you will not be able to modify any recommender information.
a. Upload PDF copies of your transcripts from all four year institutions you have attended to the online application form. (FAQ)
b. In addition, have all institutions you have attended that show a DEGREE EARNED mail official transcripts to:
University of Oregon
Office of Admissions
1217 University of Oregon
Eugene OR 97403-1217
The GRE General Test is optional for all applicants; if you choose to submit GRE results, we review only the verbal and quantitative portions of the test. The analytical writing score is not reviewed.
If you choose to supply GRE scores as part of your application, test scores must be self-reported in the online application and the official report of your test scores must also be sent directly to the UO code: 4846.
Applicants for whom English is a second language and who have not earned a bachelor’s degree from an English speaking country must have their TOEFL scores sent directly to the University of Oregon (UO code: 4846). TOEFL scores must be self-reported in the online application and the official report of your test scores must also be sent directly to the UO.
The SOJC requires a minimum score of 600 for the paper-based test or 100 for the Internet-based (iBT) version. The IELTS test score will be accepted in lieu of the TOEFL. The minimum score for the IELTS is 7.
Scores must be no more than 2 years old at the time of application.
All application materials become the property of the
University of Oregon and will not be returned.
U.S. Government regulations require that the University of Oregon verify the availability of sufficient financial support for non-immigrant students before a Certificate of Eligibility (Form I-20 or DS-2019) can be issued. International students must submit supporting financial documents (e.g., Graduate Teaching Fellowship (GTF) appointment contract, scholarship award letter) and/or bank statements with their applications.
Students planning to be sponsored by an agency, government or other sponsor should have proof of financial support sent from the sponsoring agency (e.g., a letter from the sponsor and copies of the sponsor’s bank statement).
Financial verification documents should be sent to:
The applicant is responsible for ensuring all documents required to complete the application are uploaded correctly and submitted by the deadline. Click here to view the status of your application through the self-monitoring portion of your online application.
Admission decisions will be made in a timely manner. All applicants will be notified of a decision by e-mail.
School of Journalism and Communication
Allen Hall, 1275 University of Oregon | Eugene, OR 97403-5243
Telephone: (541) 346-6304 | E-mail: email@example.com