You’ve chosen Berkeley because you want to tell stories that move the world. Our Master of Journalism program is designed to show you how.
Berkeley is a hands-on environment – we believe you’ll develop your skills best by actually producing news stories.
Classes are small. Instructors act as mentors. Faculty are practicing journalists who know how to pursue, report and communicate the story. And they are committed to mentoring the next generation of journalists.
You’ll begin by reporting and producing local news, features and in-depth accounts with powerful multimedia tools. As you go through the program, you will go deeper into the areas in which you choose to concentrate.
Our Master of Journalism degree is immersive, rigorous and demanding – it requires a two-year commitment, because it takes two years to master the craft, fully engage in the culture of journalism, and absorb the skills of storytelling. These include 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. And you will join a community of alumni and supporters who will appreciate what you’ve learned and understand the value of your new skills.