Admissions for Berkeley's Graduate School of Journalism are competitive. We typically receive between 250 and 350 applications each fall for the 60 places that will be available the next year. Our faculty admissions committee pays particular attention to work samples, letters of recommendation, personal essays, interviews, and writing tests, as well as to undergraduate transcripts.
Our aim is to admit applicants who demonstrate an aptitude for investigative-style reporting in the high-tech, innovative, and hard deadline world of reporting. The most important attribute a candidate can have is a dogged determination to get the story right. There are many opportunities to pursue all storytelling lengths and platforms once you are a student, what can't be taught is what you should be sure to show on your application: your passion, your reporting ethics, your innovative ideas, your ability to find fresh stories, your dedication to muckraking as a public service.
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