Graduate Studies Admissions Policies and Procedures
Berklee’s board of admissions thoroughly reviews each application, considering every aspect of an applicant’s strengths. We look for candidates who reflect the rich diversity of Berklee’s curriculum, with high musical, business, and/or technological aptitude. We seek students with great potential—those who are creative, collaborative, and open to new ideas; those who are problem-solvers and entrepreneurs; and those who have something extra that sets them apart.
The Berklee graduate studies program application consists of the application form, the audition and/or interview, and supporting materials. Applicants will be invited to audition and/or interview at the discretion of the review board based upon their application materials.
Each program has separate and specific admissions requirements. You can review them in detail here:
Graduate Tuition and Fees
Scholarships and Financial Aid
Berklee College of Music offers limited merit- and need- based financial aid to prospective master’s degree students so that the most gifted musicians and scholars from all over the world have the means to attend. For more information, please see both the Boston campus-specific and Valencia, Spain, campus-specific scholarship information.
If you have questions regarding the financial aid application process, your awards, or our policies, please contact us at email@example.com or 800-BERKLEE, option no. 1.
Office of Student Accounts and Payment Options
Nondiscrimination, Harassment, and Sexual Misconduct Equity Policy and Process
Berklee is a diverse community composed of individuals with different life experiences, viewpoints, and belief systems. A welcoming and inclusive culture is essential to maintaining the institution’s role as a leader in music education, and Berklee highly values the dynamic environment that results when students, faculty, administrators, and staff from diverse backgrounds come together to learn, live, and work.
Please review the Berklee Equity Policy and Process, which was designed to further Berklee’s goal of inclusion, respect, and equality for all community members, and affirms Berklee’s commitment to promote fairness and equity in all aspects of the institution.
Students may need certain visas and authorizations in order to complete their graduate studies at Berklee. Visa requirements and information change frequently and depend on the location of your program. Please review the most recent information, as well as President Roger Brown's recent letter to prospective international applicants and their families.
Services for Students with Disabilities
All Berklee students with documented physical, learning, and/or psychological disabilities who qualify under the Americans with Disabilities Act are offered assistance in obtaining necessary accommodations to support a successful experience at Berklee. Students requesting accommodations must initiate and maintain ongoing contact with a Accessibility Resources staff member on the college's Boston campus, who will then coordinate as necessary with the Valencia, Spain, campus. For more information, please visit Accessibility Resources for Students.
The mission of the Career Center (Boston) and the International Career Center (Valencia, Spain) is to assist students with career development by providing expert guidance, current resources, and professional development experiences. Both the Career Center and the International Career Center provide advice and assistance to students and to music recruiters throughout the hiring process. In addition, they assist in matching students to employers who are offering internships.
Library and Learning Center
The Library and Learning Center provides resources to support student work, including assistance with research. For more information, please visit library.berklee.edu.
Public Safety Department
The Public Safety Department is responsible for maintaining a safe and secure learning environment at Berklee. Its main responsibility is the protection of, and assistance to, the Berklee community.
Since public safety is the responsibility of everyone, students’ cooperation with the department will help make Berklee a more secure environment. With this in mind, students are required to report any thefts, accidents, threats to persons or property, and suspicious persons. Students’ willingness to do their part by being proactive and cooperating with all investigations will ensure the safest possible environment.
Students are expected to observe all reasonable precautions to assure the safety of themselves and their possessions. All students are responsible for the protection of their property, whether it be in the college’s facilities or in the community.
Berklee complies with the U.S. Crime Awareness and Campus Security Act of 1990, which requires the publishing of information with respect to campus crime statistics and campus security policies. This information is published in a brochure titled “Playing It Safe,” which also contains tips on safety and security practices. To obtain a copy, visit Public Safety or contact the director of Public Safety at firstname.lastname@example.org or 617-747-2682.
A student who is a U.S. veteran, disabled veteran, or son or daughter of a disabled veteran can seek advice concerning these benefits from the veterans’ counselor located in the Office of Financial Aid. The counselor who coordinates veterans’ benefits can assist with the certification of veterans’ benefits and provide guidance regarding the Yellow Ribbon Program, as well as obtaining a Certificate of Eligibility.
Faculty offices are located throughout Berklee on all campus locations. All students enrolled in graduate programs are assigned faculty advisors with whom they are expected to meet regularly.