Berkeley Journalism

University of California, Berkeley
Berkeley, CA


Details at a Glance

  • School Type

  • Application Fee

  • Average In-State Tuition

  • Average Out-of-State Tuition

  • Financial Aid Available


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



  • checkbox-altTOEFL
  • checkbox-altIELTS
  • checkbox-altCertified Academic Transcripts
  • checkbox-altPersonal Statement
  • checkbox-alt3 Letters of Recommendation
  • checkbox-altJournalistic Work Samples: 3
  • checkbox-altStatement of Purpose
  • checkbox-altResume

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

    pound100 Students


  • checkbox-altDedicated Diversity Office
  • checkbox-altEquity and Inclusion (E&I) Student Group
  • checkbox-altWomen 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

  • Average Out-of-State Tuition


Additional Information

  • checkbox-altWork-study Programs Available
  • checkbox-altFinancial Aid Available
  • checkbox-altApplication Fee Waivers Available
  • checkbox-altGraduate Student Instructor/Researcher & Tutor Positions Available
  • checkbox-altHourly Positions in the J-School Writing, Photo & Studio Pools Available
  • checkbox-altPositions with the Berkeley Advanced Media Institute Available
  • checkbox-altPositions with the Investigative Reporting Program Available