Why study at Berklee?

Join our community of focused, motivated, innovative, and, above all, passionately creative students. Our graduate programs aim to bring your vision to life at Berklee College of Music.

Note that there is a separate application process for Berklee Online and Boston Conservatory at Berklee.

Each graduate program has its own admissions process.

Start by selecting the campus where your program takes place.

  • Boston, Massachusetts

    The college's campus in Boston offers graduate programs in global jazz performance and music education.

    How to apply to the Master of Music in global jazz  

    How to apply to a music education graduate program

  • Berklee's Power Station recording studio in New York City

    New York, New York

    Berklee's campus in New York City offers a Master of Arts in creative media and technology, with specializations in songwriting and production, live music production and design, and writing and design for musical theater.

    How to apply

  • Valencia, Spain

    The college's campus in Spain offers Master of Arts and Master of Music degrees.

    How to apply

What does it take to thrive at Berklee?

We consider every aspect of your musical, professional, and creative portfolio. Our holistic evaluation of your application provides us with a wealth of information to assess your ability to succeed at Berklee College of Music.

See eligibility requirements for each graduate program.

In general, our graduate programs require that the following three steps be completed in order to receive an admissions decision:

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Submit Your Application Form 

Create your account on the application portal, and pay the nonrefundable fee to submit your application. Note that the application fee is waived for Berklee alumni.

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Send Your Transcript and Supporting Materials

In addition to the online form, you will need to submit additional supporting materials and have transcripts sent from any school you have attended. Supporting materials vary by graduate program.

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Complete Your Interview 

Applicants to all master's degree programs will be contacted by admissions if they are selected to move forward in the admissions process with an interview.  

Throughout the admissions process, we recommend that you sign in to the application portal regularly to ensure that the admissions team has received everything they need to issue your decision. Any outstanding items will appear in your Next Steps checklist.

Start Your Application


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