During this one-year, 46-credit program, you’ll get a foundation in professional journalistic skills and the theory behind them. Consult the UO Class Schedule to find out when these courses are offered and register. To see what order most students take the courses, see the Sample Schedules page.
Summer Preparatory Experience—All Students Complete
Your program starts with two summer courses to get you up to speed on the basics of storytelling and journalistic standards.
|J508||Reporting and Information Strategies||4|
|J508||Visual Studies in Journalism||4|
Core Courses—All Students Complete
In fall, winter, and spring, you’ll dive deep into more advanced skill building and undertake a capstone project or internship where you’ll put what you’ve learned into action.
|J611||Mass Communication and Society||4|
|J563||Advanced Story Development||4|
Terminal Project or Internship—All Students Complete
You’ll work with your faculty advisor to complete your program capstone. There are two ways to meet this requirement:
Electives—Complete 6+ Credits
You’ll need to choose at least two more graduate-level courses from the SOJC’s curriculum to complete your degree.
Here are some sample course electives you might choose from:
Need some guidance? Here are a few options:
- Download our graduate handbook for more details about program requirements and resources.
- Contact our graduate recruiter with questions about the program, the application process, and admission.
Once you’re admitted, you’ll be matched with a faculty advisor who will be your first point of contact for academic and career guidance. You’ll also choose a capstone advisor to assist with your terminal project.