Strategic Communication Master's Program

Master's Degree in 
Strategic Communication

Our Strategic Communication master’s program is designed for forward-thinkers who aspire to lead transformative changes in the business, government, and nonprofit sectors. If you're driven to become a trusted leader with a mastery of communication strategy, not just tactics, our program is your best choice.

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Master's Degree in  
Strategic Communication

Our Strategic Communication master’s program is designed for forward-thinkers who aspire to lead transformative changes in the business, government, and nonprofit sectors. If you're driven to become a trusted leader with a mastery of communication strategy, not just tactics, our program is your best choice.

Advance Your Career with a Strategic Communication Graduate Degree

With a focus on cutting-edge technologies, pioneering strategies, and a future-ready mindset, we equip our students to navigate the next frontiers of a complex communication environment with certainty. Join a diverse group of peers and develop your toolset of influence, persuasion, authenticity, consistency, and resilience under the mentorship of leading global communication educators and professionals.

If you’re looking for more than just your next job, train with us to take a meaningful step in your career as a chief communication officer, internal communication director, crisis communication manager, external affairs director—or any strategic communication path that aligns with your interests.

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Applications for the 2024 cohort are open now! Apply by March 15th.

Questions? Reach out to us at sojcmasters@uoregon.edu.

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Advance Your Career with a Strategic Communication Graduate Degree

With a focus on cutting-edge technologies, pioneering strategies, and a future-ready mindset, we equip our students to navigate the next frontiers of a complex communication environment with certainty. Join a diverse group of peers and develop your toolset of influence, persuasion, authenticity, consistency, and resilience under the mentorship of leading global communication educators and professionals.

If you’re looking for more than just your next job, train with us to take a meaningful step in your career as a chief communication officer, internal communication director, crisis communication manager, external affairs director—or any strategic communication path that aligns with your interests.

Applications for the 2024 cohort are open now! Apply by March 15th.

Questions? Reach out to us at sojcmasters@uoregon.edu.

Take flight with a Strategic Communication Master’s Degree

Take flight
with a Strategic Communication Master’s Degree

In today’s content-inundated landscape, strategic communication is crucial to the success of businesses, government, and nonprofits alike. Our students graduate with the mass communication skills needed to lead in this rapidly evolving field.

88%
grads gained new professional responsibilities
82%
grads received increased compensation
84%
grads expanded their professional networks
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Network with World-Class Communication Leaders

Our Strategic Communication Leadership Network brings together some of the top communication leaders in the world—executives from companies such as Microsoft, Nike, and Edelman Public Relations—to network with students, discuss the state of the industry, and guide our program’s offerings. This unique group helps us prepare our graduates for successful careers.

Meet the Leadership Team

Strategic Communication Program News

Through the Strategic Communication Master’s program, Natalia Orozco ’21 upped her strategy game and made a contact that helped her land her dream job as a director at Spitfire Strategies.
Strategic Communication Master’s student Collin Pullum’s capstone project is a communication plan detailing immersive experiences that ethically consider the backgrounds of marginalized populations.
With classes centered on communication fundamentals, group work, real-world client partnerships, emerging technologies and mentorship, PR faculty prepare students to work in an ever-changing field.

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Strategic Communication Program News

Through the Strategic Communication Master’s program, Natalia Orozco ’21 upped her strategy game and made a contact that helped her land her dream job as a director at Spitfire Strategies.

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Study in the Beautiful Pacific Northwest

We’re now offering classes at our new Northeast Portland campus! But you can still choose the course modalities that work best for you, whether that’s online or hybrid classes, night and weekend courses in person, or an accelerated pace to shorten your time to a degree. Students often complete our 48-credit program in 18 months, but you can negotiate a pace that works for you.

In addition to our library, classrooms, meeting spaces, and studios, SOJC Portland is also home to state-of-the-art multimedia equipment—available for student checkout—and the Oregon Reality immersive experience lab.

See a Sample Class Schedule

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Study in the Beautiful Pacific Northwest

We’re now offering classes at our new Northeast Portland campus! But you can still choose the course modalities that work best for you, whether that’s online or hybrid classes, night and weekend courses in person, or an accelerated pace to shorten your time to a degree. Students often complete our 48-credit program in 18 months, but you can negotiate a pace that works for you.

In addition to our library, classrooms, meeting spaces, and studios, SOJC Portland is also home to state-of-the-art multimedia equipment—available for student checkout—and the Oregon Reality immersive experience lab.

See a Sample Class Schedule

Your Investment

Tuition for our flexible master’s program is tied to the number of terms you complete and varies based on the pace you choose. For a customized estimate of tuition and other costs of graduate school, use the UO graduate costs calculator.

This program is eligible for federal financial aid and the G.I. Bill. Check with your employer to see if they have a tuition-matching or reimbursement program.

$35K+
Oregon Residents
$47K+
Nonresident and International

Cost of attendance is the estimated cost to attend the UO for the academic year. The Office of Student Financial Aid and Scholarships provides estimates for cost of attendance information that goes beyond tuition and fees, and includes: living expenses (housing and food), books/supplies/equipment, transportation, and miscellaneous personal expenses.

Your Investment

Tuition for our flexible master’s program is tied to the number of terms you complete and varies based on the pace you choose. For a customized estimate of tuition and other costs of graduate school, use the UO graduate costs calculator.

This program is eligible for federal financial aid and the G.I. Bill. Check with your employer to see if they have a tuition-matching or reimbursement program.

$35K+
Oregon Residents
$47K+
Nonresident and International

Cost of attendance is the estimated cost to attend the UO for the academic year. The Office of Student Financial Aid and Scholarships provides estimates for cost of attendance information that goes beyond tuition and fees, and includes: living expenses (housing and food), books/supplies/equipment, transportation, and miscellaneous personal expenses.

Student Work

Our students tackle challenging capstone projects for clients or their employers, learn from industry-seasoned faculty, and build stand-out portfolios.

Strategic Communication Master’s student Collin Pullum’s capstone project is a communication plan detailing immersive experiences that ethically consider the backgrounds of marginalized populations.

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Attila Schillinger teaching

Attila Schillinger    
Strategic Communication Master’s Program Director

A native of Hungary now based in Eugene, Attila Schillinger has more than 25 years of international corporate and sustainability communication experience, and he’s worked extensively in Europe. Major global brands including Microsoft, Nestlé, L'Oreal, Pfizer, DuPont, T-Mobile, Heineken, Coca-Cola, and Delta Airlines (to name a few) have sought his expertise in corporate communication, sustainability, and conflict resolution.

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Meet Our Faculty

Attila Schillinger teaching

Attila Schillinger  
Strategic Communication Master’s Program Director

A native of Hungary now based in Eugene, Attila Schillinger has more than 25 years of international corporate and sustainability communication experience, and he’s worked extensively in Europe. Major global brands including Microsoft, Nestlé, L'Oreal, Pfizer, DuPont, T-Mobile, Heineken, Coca-Cola, and Delta Airlines (to name a few) have sought his expertise in corporate communication, sustainability, and conflict resolution.

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