• Application Deadline
  • 9 months


What you can learn in the Journalism Certificate at UCLA Extension

  • Hone essential research, interviewing, and storytelling skills
  • Develop writing and communication skills that appeal to your audiences across various streams of media
  • Explore digital reporting and multimedia production
  • Master investigative reporting techniques
  • Learn media law and ethics fundamentals

Detailed Programme Facts

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Sociology of Mass Communication
  • Reporting and Writing 
  • Reporting for a Digital World
  • Media Law and Ethics
  • Investigative Reporting Techniques

        English Language Requirements

        You only need to take one of these language tests:

        • Minimum required score:


          The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

          Schedule TOEFL®
        • Minimum required score:


          The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

          Schedule IELTS

        Academic Requirements

        Documents required:

        • Financial certification, such as a bank statement or bank letter, declaring you have a minimum of $26,300 USD, or equivalent, to cover your school and living expenses for a year.
        • A copy of your TOEFL iBT score or Academic IELTS score, which must be no more than two years old.
        • A copy of the page in your passport showing your full legal name, birth date, passport expiration date, and photograph.
        • An official copy of high school or college transcripts. An English copy must be included with foreign language transcripts.
        • One passport-size photo.

        Tuition Fee

        • International

          5500 USD/full
          Tuition Fee
          Based on the original amount of 5500 USD for the full programme and a duration of 9 months.
        • National

          5500 USD/full
          Tuition Fee
          Based on the original amount of 5500 USD for the full programme and a duration of 9 months.
        We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.

        Living costs for Los Angeles

        • 1520 - 2570 USD/month
          Living Costs

        The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


        Check the programme website for information about funding options.

        StudyPortals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

        The Global Study Awards: get funded with up to £10,000 to study abroad

        Together with the ISIC Association and British Council IELTS, Studyportals offers you the chance to receive up to £10000 to expand your horizon and study abroad. We want to ultimately encourage you to study abroad in order to experience and explore new countries, cultures and languages.