The Berkeley Difference
Retention and Graduation Data
- Journalism, exclusively. No public relations, no advertising, no strategic communications.
- Program built on small classes, close faculty contact, creative collaboration with outstanding fellow students.
- Emphasis on producing high-quality, publishable work while enrolled.
- A two-year education immersion, because there are no shortcuts. We call our degree a Master of Journalism for a reason.
- One hundred percent of our incoming class in Fall 2011 progressed to their second year, with 96% graduating in Spring 2013. High retention and graduation rates indicate student satisfaction with the program.
- Our graduates can be found reporting for: The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, PBS "Frontline", ABC, CBS and NBC News, The Los Angeles Times, CNN, Associated Press, Thomson Reuters, Bloomberg, Forbes, Politico, The Huffington Post, Wired, The Center for Investigative Reporting, ProPublica, Univision, The Center for Public Integrity, Al Jazeera, and other media outlets.
Build Your Reporting Skills
Our Master of Journalism degree demands a rigorous two-year immersion. That commitment is what’s needed for you to achieve the full range of proﬁciencies you’ll need as a 21st Century journalist: narrative writing, audio, photography, audiovisual, multimedia storytelling, digital journalism.
By the end of your second year you will have created a portfolio of ambitious, high-quality work, much of it published— with the help of our exceptional faculty of seasoned journalists. What’s more, a vibrant worldwide network of media professionals, many of them alumni, will be open to you, professionals who fully appreciate what having a Berkeley Master of Journalism degree means.
At Berkeley you’ll learn, as journalists must, to be both nimble and focused. You’ll begin by reporting and producing local news, features, and in-depth accounts with powerful multimedia tools. Then you’ll reach further, deepening your command of the areas in which you choose to concentrate. Classes are small, allowing instructors to act as mentors. Faculty and instructors are practicing journalists and at the top level of the industry. Some advanced classes offer depth in topical reporting — such as covering the environment, business or health care — while others teach data visualization and other specialized competencies.