Journalism Master’s Program

Master's Degree in
Journalism

Journalists play a crucial role in a democracy: They provide vital information the public needs to make informed decisions, hold leaders accountable, advocate for social change, and explain our changing world. In our Journalism Master’s program, you’ll explore innovative approaches to engaging audiences and telling compelling stories that impact your community and serve the public good.

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Master's Degree in
Journalism

Journalists play a crucial role in a democracy: They provide vital information the public needs to make informed decisions, hold leaders accountable, advocate for social change, and explain our changing world. In our Journalism Master’s program, you’ll explore innovative approaches to engaging audiences and telling compelling stories that impact your community and serve the public good.

Become a Professional Storyteller with a Journalism Graduate Degree

In our full-time, one-year graduate program in Eugene, you’ll master the fundamentals of writing and reporting, including story research and development, investigative journalism, fact-finding, and feature writing. You can explore other media as well, including broadcasting, multimedia production, and audio storytelling. You’ll also gain a solid foundation in journalism ethics and skills while learning emerging approaches to the craft, such as solutions and engagement journalism, from award-winning faculty members. Then you’ll apply the skills you learn in the classroom to actual field reporting. Along the way, you’ll become part of a network of professionals dedicated to uncovering the truth and sharing it with their communities.

Submit your application for the 2024 cohort by March 15, 2024!

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

Become a Professional Storyteller with a Journalism Graduate Degree

In our full-time, one-year graduate program in Eugene, you’ll master the fundamentals of writing and reporting, including story research and development, investigative journalism, fact-finding, and feature writing. You can explore other media as well, including broadcasting, multimedia production, and audio storytelling. You’ll also gain a solid foundation in journalism ethics and skills while learning emerging approaches to the craft, such as solutions and engagement journalism, from award-winning faculty members. Then you’ll apply the skills you learn in the classroom to actual field reporting. Along the way, you’ll become part of a network of professionals dedicated to uncovering the truth and sharing it with their communities.

Submit your application for the 2024 cohort by March 15, 2024!

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

Take flight with a Journalism Master’s Degree

Take flight
with a Journalism Master’s Degree

You’ll learn how to tell stories that inform the public and inspire change—skills in high demand at media outlets, nonprofits, and businesses across today’s competitive economy. Our graduates apply what they learn to a variety of fields and disciplines, from science, environmental, and health writing to sports broadcasting and immersive media.

71%
Students from outside Oregon
12-15
Months to Degree
0
Journalism Experience Needed to Apply

Journalism Master's Program News

Brian Bull, a member of the Nez Perce tribe, has spent more than 27 years as a radio journalist for NPR affiliates. Now he’s bringing that expertise to the SOJC as an assistant professor.
The UO School of Journalism and Communication’s journalism program is evolving at its fastest pace ever to prepare students for a field that’s going through big changes.
Sierra McClain ’19 had always been drawn to journalism, so she applied to the one-year Journalism Master’s program. She has already made some impressive progress in her career.

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Journalism Master's Program News

Brian Bull, a member of the Nez Perce tribe, has spent more than 27 years as a radio journalist for NPR affiliates. Now he’s bringing that expertise to the SOJC as an assistant professor.

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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 verdant University of Oregon campus. During your studies in Eugene, you’ll enjoy expert guidance, hands-on experience with the latest technology, and opportunities for collaboration.

You'll also have access to our state-of-the-art Experience Hub—part production studio, part research center, part hands-on learning lab—a place where students and faculty collaborate to develop innovative content and examine the media from every angle.

See a Sample Class Schedule

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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 verdant University of Oregon campus. During your studies in Eugene, you’ll enjoy expert guidance, hands-on experience with the latest technology, and opportunities for collaboration.

You'll also have access to our state-of-the-art Experience Hub—part production studio, part research center, part hands-on learning lab—a place where students and faculty collaborate to develop innovative content and examine the media from every angle.

See a Sample Class Schedule

Your Investment

These numbers represent estimated tuition for a typical student in our Journalism Master’s program. For a customized estimate, use the UO graduate costs calculator. These amounts are subject to change at the university’s discretion.

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.

$24.5K
Oregon Residents
$37K
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

These numbers represent estimated tuition for a typical student in our Journalism Master’s program. For a customized estimate, use the UO graduate costs calculator. These amounts are subject to change at the university’s discretion.

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.

$24.5K
Oregon Residents
$37K
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

SOJC students get critical interviews, discover compelling subjects, and tell gripping stories as they gain hands-on journalism experience.

As her culminating project for her Journalism Master's degree, Yordanos Tesfazion ’22 created the "Diaspora Rejects" podcast that hosted healing conversations about generational trauma and overcoming cultural barriers.

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Ed Madison teaching

Ed Madison  
Associate Professor of Journalism

Ed Madison’s career started strong when he became a founding producer at CNN, and today he shares his decades of industry wisdom with the next generation of journalists. With more than 30 years of experience in TV, film, and other communications, Madison focuses on providing hands-on learning opportunities to students in programs like the SOJC Media Innovation Lab, OR Magazine, and Global Journalism Expeditions.

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Meet Our Faculty

Ed Madison teaching

Ed Madison  
Associate Professor of Journalism

Ed Madison’s career started strong when he became a founding producer at CNN, and today he shares his decades of industry wisdom with the next generation of journalists. With more than 30 years of experience in TV, film, and other communications, Madison focuses on providing hands-on learning opportunities to students in programs like the SOJC Media Innovation Lab, OR Magazine, and Global Journalism Expeditions.

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