UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism

  • California

About Us

UC Berkeley’s Graduate School of Journalism is looking for the leaders of the next generation of journalists—strongly motivated individuals with reverence for truth, a hunger to discover and to inform, a deep regard for thorough analysis, and an ardent embrace of civic engagement.

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 new 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.