Professional Master's Programs

The School of Journalism and Communication offers three professional master’s programs for students seeking to advance their careers in journalism and strategic communications. These programs blend hands-on learning with critical and ethical thinking to prepare students for the media and communication careers of today and tomorrow.

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JOURNALISM
(Eugene)

  • Attend an info session or schedule a campus visit.
  • Immersion in story research and development, fact finding, writing, and multimedia skills
  • Full-time, one-year residential program in Eugene beginning with intensive summer term
  • Work with Pulitzer-prize-winning professionals and recognized researchers
  • No journalism or media background required
  • Eligible for UO and SOJC scholarships
MMJ student

MULTIMEDIA JOURNALISM
(Portland)

  • Attend an info session or request a campus visit.
  • Focus on multimedia storytelling using state-of-the-art digital age tools
  • Flexible 18-month program designed for working professionals
  • Classes offered evenings and weekends in downtown Portland
  • Some media background preferred
  • Eligible for UO and SOJC scholarships
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STRATEGIC COMMUNICATION
(Portland)

  • Attend an info session or request a campus visit.
  • Communication with a strong business and management focus
  • Flexible two-year program designed for working professionals
  • Classes offered evenings and weekends in downtown Portland
  • Some communication experience preferred
  • Eligible for UO and SOJC scholarships

Graduate Research Programs

The School of Journalism and Communication offers two research-based graduate degrees that take a variety of approaches to scholarship and pedagogy centering on issues in communication and media. The research of our faculty and students produces valuable contributions to the academic conversation about these issues and provides a basis of theory to support practice.

Student Poster Presentation

MEDIA STUDIES
MASTER’S DEGREE
(Eugene)

  • Research and theory regarding media’s role in society
  • Full-time, two-year residential program in Eugene
  • Aligned with doctoral program
  • Funded through SOJC graduate fellowships
Student

PhD IN
MEDIA STUDIES
(Eugene)

  • Research and theory regarding media’s role in society
  • Preparation for teaching and research in higher education
  • Full-time residential program in Eugene
  • Four years of SOJC graduate fellowships

Graduate Certificate Programs

The School of Journalism and Communication offers two graduate certificates. Only enrolled, degree-seeking students are eligible for these programs.

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COMMUNICATION
ETHICS
(Eugene)

  • Prepares students to apply and teach ethical communication strategies
  • Results in certificate demonstrating emphasis in communication ethics
students in computer lab

NEW MEDIA
AND CULTURE
(Eugene)

  • Blends scholarly research with hands-on experience in creating new media
  • Transdisciplinary program with courses from the SOJC, College of Arts and Sciences, and the School of Architecture and Allied Arts
  • Results in certificate demonstrating emphasis on new media

Contact Information

Jered Nagel

Jered Nagel

Graduate Programs Manager

214A Allen Hall
541-346-6304
jnagel@uoregon.edu

Stacy Bazzana

Stacy Bazzana

Graduate Recruitment Manager

366C White Stag Block
503-412-3706
bazzana@uoregon.edu

Gabriela Martinez

Gabriela Martínez

Journalism Masters Program Director, Associate Professor

237 Allen Hall
541-346-1997
gmartine@uoregon.edu

Wes Pope

Wes Pope

Multimedia Journalism Masters Program Co-Director, Assistant Professor

366B White Stag Block
503-412-3759
wpope@uoregon.edu

Sung Park

Sung Park

Multimedia Journalism Masters Program Co-Director, Senior Instructor

326 Allen Hall
541-346-8458
spark@uoregon.edu

Donna Davis

Donna Davis

Strategic Communication Program Director, Assistant Professor

366F White Stag Block
503-412-3658
dzdavis@uoregon.edu

Leslie Steeves

Leslie Steeves

Senior Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, Professor

209 Allen Hall
541-346-3751
lsteeves@uoregon.edu

Janet Wasko

Janet Wasko

Interim Associate Dean for Graduate Affairs and Research
Knight Chair in Communication Research, Professor

208 Allen Hall
541-346-4174
jwasko@uoregon.edu

Tom Bivins

Tom Bivins

John L. Hulteng Chair in Media Ethics & Responsibility, Professor

311B Allen Hall
541-346-3740
tbivins@uoregon.edu