Communication and Media Studies Master's Program

Master's Degree in
Communication and Media Studies

Communication and media are among the most powerful forces shaping the world today. In our Communication and Media Studies Master’s program, you’ll work with top international experts and learn to conduct groundbreaking research in the field.

a student presents research

Master's Degree in
Communication and Media Studies

Communication and media are among the most powerful forces shaping the world today. In our Communication and Media Studies Master’s program, you’ll work with top international experts and learn to conduct groundbreaking research in the field.

Set Yourself Apart in the Field of Media Research

Our media studies graduate program allows you to pursue interdisciplinary studies and tailor your research to your interests. You’ll examine mass media and communication from every angle under the guidance of global experts at one of the nation’s oldest accredited schools of journalism and communication within an Association of American Universities R1 research institution. And you’ll build a lasting network as you collaborate with and learn from a tight-knit cohort, many of whom research the impact of media on underrepresented communities and spur positive changes in the field.

Applications for the 2024 cohort are open now, with a final deadline of March 1, 2024.

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

Set Yourself Apart in the Field of Media Research

Our media studies graduate program allows you to pursue interdisciplinary studies and tailor your research to your interests. You’ll examine mass media and communication from every angle under the guidance of global experts at one of the nation’s oldest accredited schools of journalism and communication within an Association of American Universities R1 research institution. And you’ll build a lasting network as you collaborate with and learn from a tight-knit cohort, many of whom research the impact of media on underrepresented communities and spur positive changes in the field.

Applications for the 2024 cohort are open now, with a final deadline of March 1, 2024.

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

5-10
Students in each Cohort
60%
Students from Outside Oregon
18-21
Months to Degree

Take flight with a Communication and Media Studies Master’s Degree

Communication and Media Studies Master's News

Undergraduates majoring in media studies learn how to examine the media’s social, cultural and economic impact from an ethical perspective while gaining research and media production skills.
Assistant Professor Diego Cortés, from Colombia, is working to shift student focus from a broad international perspective to an interconnected global perspective, especially around religion.
Suenia de Azevedo came to Oregon from Brazil to study funk and feminism en route to becoming a college professor.

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Communication and Media Studies Master's News

Undergraduates majoring in media studies learn how to examine the media’s social, cultural and economic impact from an ethical perspective while gaining research and media production skills.

More News  »

 
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 Communication and Media Studies 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.

$40K
Oregon Residents
$60K
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 Communication and Media Studies 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.

$40K
Oregon Residents
$60K
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 master’s students work with internationally renowned SOJC faculty experts to conduct real research on today’s most pressing communication and media realities.

Suenia de Azevedo came to Oregon from Brazil to study funk and feminism en route to becoming a college professor.

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Maxwell Foxman teaching in the School of Journalism and Communication

Maxwell Foxman  
Assistant Professor of Media Studies and Game Studies

As a researcher with an abiding interest in games as media and the director of the SOJC’s Esports and Games Research Lab, Maxwell Foxman researches how play manifests in nongame contexts—including social media, politics, and journalistic institutions. His work explores immersive media, game journalism, and the way media makers frame play in their activities and professional lives.

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Meet Our Faculty

Maxwell Foxman teaching in the School of Journalism and Communication

Maxwell Foxman 
Assistant Professor

As a researcher with an abiding interest in games as media and the director of the SOJC’s Esports and Games Research Lab, Maxwell Foxman researches how play manifests in nongame contexts—including social media, politics, and journalistic institutions. His work explores immersive media, game journalism, and the way media makers frame play in their activities and professional lives.

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