Media Studies Master's Program

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Master’s Degree in Media Studies

How does media influence our lives and shape our future? Investigate the inner workings and impact of one of the most powerful forces in society at one of the nation’s most respected schools of journalism and communication.

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Media Studies at the SOJC

In our academic master’s program, you’ll examine media and communication from every angle, with interdisciplinary coursework spanning ethics, law, philosophy, sociology, and politics. You’ll study under the guidance of leading researchers who are breaking ground in areas like global media, emerging technologies, and social change. And you’ll develop the skills to continue your graduate studies or launch a career in business, government, or nonprofit work.

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Keya Saxena

“The opportunities for intellectual stimulation [at the SOJC are] tremendous. I was lucky to have some meaningful conversations with professors like Gabriela Martínez and Chris Chávez who have played important parts in shaping my academic perspective and thought process…. Leading my own discussion lab and teaching in the final year was a great opportunity [that] seeped into my professional skill set.”

—Keya Saxena ’15, Media Studies Master’s, Program Communication Consultant, United Nations Population Fund in India

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What You Can Do with a Media Studies Graduate Degree

Our master’s students develop valuable analytical and research skills that set them apart in any field. A media studies degree offers a solid foundation that can springboard you into academia or a career in media, government, law, or nonprofit work. The master’s program is also aligned with the SOJC’s Media Studies PhD.

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Study in the Beautiful Pacific Northwest

Named for renowned journalist Eric W. Allen, who founded the SOJC over 100 years ago, Allen Hall sits at the heart of the tree-filled University of Oregon campus in Eugene. In our state-of-the-art classrooms, studios, and collaboration spaces, you’ll get expert guidance from leading researchers and teachers in the field.

 

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Amanda Cote
Meet Amanda Cote
Assistant Professor of Media Studies and Games Studies

Amanda Cote is not your typical professor. She has made it her life’s work to study one of the most popular—but least researched—types of media: video games. One of the newest additions to the SOJC’s media studies faculty, Cote explores the gender dynamics of video game culture in her research and classes, and the way we label technology as appropriate for males or females.

 

 

Your Investment

Below are approximate tuition estimates for a typical student in the Media Studies Master's program. The program is eligible for federal financial aid, graduate employment fellowships, the G.I. Bill, and scholarships. 

$34,000
Oregon Residents
$53,000
Nonresident and International

 

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Ready to Apply?

We are now accepting applications for fall 2019. The deadline to apply is February 1, 2019.

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