Berkeley Journalism

University of California, Berkeley
Berkeley, CA


Details at a Glance

  • School Type

    grad Public
  • Application Fee

    dollar-circle $105
  • Average In-State Tuition

    grad-in-state $26,400
  • Average Out-of-State Tuition

    grad-out-state $38,600
  • Financial Aid Available

    checkbox-alt Yes

Our Program

Our immersive 2-year program provides enough time to study under master journalists and produce a long-form investigative reporting master's project.

If you believe in the power of stories to create positive change, our 2-year master’s program located in the San Francisco-Bay Area will hone your curiosity, creativity and fearless resolve into effective force. We are a diverse community of curious, scrappy, driven, independent thinkers and makers, who believe that truth matters--and that every important story must be earned. And there’s no better place to study journalism than at the top public university in the world, surrounded by the California tech industry whose technologies continue to inspire and challenge the practice of journalism. Join us!


  • Application Fee

    dollar-circle $105


  • checkbox-alt TOEFL
  • checkbox-alt IELTS
  • checkbox-alt Certified Academic Transcripts
  • checkbox-alt Personal Statement
  • checkbox-alt 3 Letters of Recommendation
  • checkbox-alt Journalistic Work Samples: 3
  • checkbox-alt Statement of Purpose
  • checkbox-alt Resume

Application Deadline

Applications are available in early September, and due in December. Please check the Graduate Admissions website for exact dates:

Student Body

  • Total Students

    pound 100 Students


  • checkbox-alt Dedicated Diversity Office
  • checkbox-alt Equity and Inclusion (E&I) Student Group
  • checkbox-alt Women in Media (WIM) Student Group

Clubs & Associations

The Student Leadership Committee (TLC)

National Association of Hispanic Journalists (NAHJ) Student Chapter

National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ) Student Chapter

Asian American Journalists Association (AAJA) Student Chapter

The Association of LGBTQ Journalists (NLGJA) Student Chapter

Women in Media (WIM)

Equity and Inclusion (E&I) Student Group

Intramural Sports

Tuition & Financial Aid

  • Average In-State Tuition

    grad-in-state $26,400
  • Average Out-of-State Tuition

    grad-out-state $38,600

Additional Information

  • checkbox-alt Work-study Programs Available
  • checkbox-alt Financial Aid Available
  • checkbox-alt Application Fee Waivers Available
  • checkbox-alt Graduate Student Instructor/Researcher & Tutor Positions Available
  • checkbox-alt Hourly Positions in the J-School Writing, Photo & Studio Pools Available
  • checkbox-alt Positions with the Berkeley Advanced Media Institute Available
  • checkbox-alt Positions with the Investigative Reporting Program Available