Since its founding in 1968 during Berkeley's watershed Free Speech Movement, the UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism has graduated alumni who have gone on to win virtually every major industry award and to staff--and run--the country's top news organizations. Widely regarded as one of the country's best journalism programs, it is also one of the only remaining two-year Master of Journalism programs in the United States and is the only graduate-level journalism program in the vast, publicly funded University of California system.
The School's core master's program enrolls approximately 120 students, while a summer-only Journalism Minor serves another 300 undergraduates. Its Investigative Reporting Program routinely produces award-winning reports for national media outlets, and its UC Berkeley Advanced Media Institute (BAMI) offers certification courses in specialized training for mid-career professionals.
The Berkeley Difference
- 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 educational immersion, because there are no shortcuts. We call our degree a Master of Journalism for a reason.
The Right Time, The Right Place
The digital explosion has created an unparalleled appetite for news as more and more people hunger to witness, experience and learn about what’s happening around them. That’s why, more than ever, our world needs professionals who are committed to reporting on contemporary realities with precision and eloquence. You’ll be prepared not just to make a living, but to make a difference.