Journalism, Certificate

Journalism, Certificate


Built on the same foundation as the Journalism Journalism Certificate with a Concentration in Media Studies, the curriculum addresses the broad range of skills needed in today's media. If you aspire to be a daily reporter who files stories, blogs, tweets, posts video, and regularly appears as a commentator, this program allows you to stretch your limits.

 Courses of this Journalism Certificate at UCLA Extension UCLA Extension prepare you for a variety of work in all formats of journalism, including print, broadcast, and digital media. Course scheduling is subject to adjustment. 

Detailed Programme Facts

Programme Structure

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

        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 ®.

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        • 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.

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        Academic Requirements

        • Create a student profile, apply to your certificate program, and pay the candidacy fee
        • Navigate to the International Student Certificate Program Application and submit when all pages are complete
        • Pay international student fees.  You will be prompted to pay the international student fee when you submit your completed application. You will pay the remaining international student fees via the links on the international student fee page.
        • Send required documents to the International Student Office

        Tuition Fee

        • International Applies to you

          5000 USD/full
          Tuition Fee
          Based on the original amount of 5000 USD for the full programme and a duration of  .
        • National Applies to you

          5000 USD/full
          Tuition Fee
          Based on the original amount of 5000 USD for the full programme and a duration of  .
        We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.
        Estimated Total Cost: $5,500 

        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.

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