Communication and Media Studies (MA/MS)

Julianne Newton
Director, Communication and Media Studies M.A. and Ph.D. Program
Phone: 541-346-2167
Office: 206 Allen Hall

The Eugene-based master’s program in Communication and Media Studies is aligned with our doctoral program in exposing students to a wide range of ideas concerning the structure, function and role of media in society. Areas of overlapping faculty and program strength that students may study include: media institutions; science, health, and environmental communication; technology and society; game studies; global media; critical/cultural approaches to communication; persuasion and media psychology; media and public life; media ethics and law; journalism studies; and visual communication.

Students in the master's program in Communication and Media Studies must earn at least 46 graduate credits.

Goals for individual students vary. Some seek preparation for doctoral work; others pursue careers as leaders and innovators who actively contribute to improving the quality of media and communications.

Admission Process

Please visit the program's website.

Program Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this program, students will be able to:

  • Acquire an understanding of key theories that define the field of media studies.
  • Gain a working understanding of empirical methods.
  • Design and present an empirical study that brings in new knowledge in the field of Media Studies.
  • Demonstrate a proficiency in an outside area.

Communication and Media Studies (MA/MS) Requirements

J 611Mass Communication and Society 14
J 612Media Theory I5
J 613Media Theory II5
Select one of the following:8
Option 1
Qualitative Research Methods
or J 642
Quantitative Research Methods
Methodology course (inside or outside the School of Journalism and Communication)
Option 2
Qualitative Research Methods
Quantitative Research Methods
Additional 600-level conceptual courses in the School of Journalism and Communication 24-12
Graduate courses outside the School of Journalism and Communication 38-16
J 503Thesis 46-9
or J 609 Terminal Project