Become an SOJC Duck
SOJC Ducks are curious, creative, and tenacious. We’re passionate about changing the world for the better and telling stories that matter. Sound like you? We want you to join our flock.
You’ll be in good company. We’ve got talented advertising strategists and documentary filmmakers, driven journalists and sports communicators, gifted broadcasters and esports producers, inquisitive media researchers, and passionate public relations professionals.
Your journey at the SOJC starts when you declare pre-advertising, pre-journalism, pre-media studies, or pre-public relations as your major. After you wrap up a few pre-major requirements, you can apply as a full SOJC major (or double major) with a concentration in:
If you’ve graduated from an accredited four-year college, you’ve already met the first requirement. The next step is deciding which of our immersive grad programs is best for you. No matter which path you take, you’ll get to work alongside some of the best faculty and researchers in the field. We offer:
- Communication and Media Studies PhD (Eugene)
- Communication and Media Studies Master's (Eugene)
- Advertising and Brand Responsibility Master's (Eugene)
- Journalism Master's (Eugene)
- Multimedia Journalism Master's (Portland)
- Strategic Communication Master's (Portland)
- Immersive Media Communication Master's (Online)
Visit the SOJC
Come see why the SOJC is one of the top journalism and communication schools in the nation. Start with a virtual tour, then schedule a visit to our stunning Eugene campus to explore Allen Hall, or to the historic White Stag Block to see SOJC Portland. If you’re interested in a professional master's program, sign up for a graduate information session to get all your questions answered.
“The SOJC gave me the tools and support I needed to follow my passion. The focus on research, fact-checking, and interview skills have helped me immensely in my career, and their required multidisciplinary courses like Gateway forced me out of my comfort zone of writing into video and audio editing, giving me the confidence to start my Youtube channel.”
—Becky Hoag ’19, Technical Science Writer, Naval Postgraduate School; climate YouTuber
Learn and Live Together
Want to harness the power of media for good? If you’re a first-year student passionate about using your communication skills to change the world, join like-minded friends in our Media and Social Action Academic Residential Community (ARC). You’ll live together, attend classes together, and take meaningful, real-world action together. You can also explore communication-related themes in a first-year interest group.
Costs and Tuition
Ready to invest in a fast-paced creative or media career? See how much our typical undergrad and grad student spends per year. And find out more about available scholarships, financial aid, and graduate employee benefits. Below are approximate costs for typical students.
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