Since its founding in 1968, 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 (IRP)—established in 2006 by veteran investigative reporter Lowell Bergman—routinely produces groundbreaking stories for broadcast, print and online outlets, and its UC Berkeley Advanced Media Institute (BAMI) offers certification courses in specialized training for mid-career professionals.