Master of Arts or Master of Science in Multimedia Journalism Program By University of Oregon |Top Universities

Master of Arts or Master of Science in Multimedia Journalism

Master of Arts or Master of Science in Multimedia Journalism

  • QS World University Rankings
    651-700
This program is based at the School of Journalism and Communication’s George S. Turnbull Portland Center and leads to a Master of Arts or Master of Science degree in multimedia journalism. Offered evenings and weekends, it is designed to prepare journalists with the skills needed for multimedia storytelling and for the entrepreneurial imperatives of the contemporary media business environment. Contemporary journalists must have the fundamental skills and values of the field as well as the ability to tell stories across multiple distribution channels (emerging digital platforms as well as print and broadcast) and to understand the business environment of the new and constantly evolving media world. Tomorrow’s journalist must be collaborative and independent—comfortable working both inside and outside of traditional organizational structures. The program consists of a core of required 4-credit journalism and communication courses complemented by 2-credit, shorter-term workshop courses and graduate-level course work in an approved area of content outside of journalism and multimedia. The course of study concludes with a professional project that allows the student to report and produce a professional-quality multimedia project under the guidance of an advisor. To prepare for the project, students take a minimum of four terms (including one required summer session course). Successful applicants typically have professional experience as well as strong academic credentials. Candidates for this MA or MS degree must earn at least 48 credits with a cumulative GPA of 3.00 or better. Courses that do not carry graduate credit are not included in the GPA. The best preparation for journalism majors is a broad college-preparatory program with emphasis on language skills, English literature, economics, history, and the political and social sciences. Prospective students also benefit from the study of mathematics, statistics, computer applications, and second languages.