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 at the top of the business. 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.

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, radio, photography, broadcast and online video production, multimedia storytelling, data and investigative-based 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.

Core Courses

By Reporting Interest

Degree Requirements


Training & Workshops

for Mid-Career Journalists