Berkeley's Graduate School of Journalism offers concurrent degree programs with Asian Studies, Law, and Public Health. Concurrent degree programs allow students to complete two Master's degrees simultaneously. Normally a concurrent degree program reduces the total time spent on coursework by two semesters. Applicants to concurrent degree programs must be admitted by both Master's programs. Therefore, it is important to thoroughly understand the application instructions for both programs. In addition to following these instructions, please be sure to contact an admissions officer at each department to be sure all of your application materials are submitted properly and on time. Deadlines for each program vary.
Concurrent Degrees Offered
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Journalism and Asian Studies
Asian Studies offers a two year Master of Arts (M.A.) program that includes a cross-section of cultural, political, and economic coursework related to various regions in Asia. It is possible to concurrently complete a Master of Arts in Asian Studies and a Master of Journalism in three years. Language proficiency is required. Be sure to fill out the Journalism and Asian Studies MJour/MA application form on the Graduate Division website.
Journalism and Law
Berkeley Law offers a three year Juris Doctor (J.D.) degree that can be completed concurrently with the Master of Journalism degree. It is possible to complete both degrees in four years. Berkeley law has an independent admissions process and does not use the Graduate Division application. Therefore candidates must apply separately to both the J.D. and M.J. programs for concurrent admissions.
Journalism and Public Health
The three-year M.P.H./M.J. allows students to combine their interests in public health, journalism, communications and media. The program is designed to produce journalists with the training and knowledge necessary to cover public health and medical issues for online, print, broadcast, and other media platforms. The program also produces public health professionals who are effective media practitioners and communicators. Students select one of four public health concentrations (environmental health, infectious diseases, epidemiology/biostatistics, health and social behavior) and simultaneously develop their reporting, writing and multimedia skills. They fulfill all requirements for both the Master of Journalism (M.J.) and the Master of Public Health (M.P.H). The program explores how public health and journalism impact each other and prepares graduates for work in a variety of journalism, media, and public health settings. Be sure to fill out the Public Health & Journalism MPH/MJ application form on the Graduate Division website.