Graduate Degree Admissions Information

Graduate Degree Admissions Requirements

For all graduate-level programs, applicants are required to hold a bachelor's degree and are expected to have a high record of academic achievement. 


Application Form

The application for the new graduate degree programs will open February 21, 2018, with the inaugural class beginning September 2018. Sign up now to receive updates about the Master of Music in Music Production or Master of Arts in Music Business degree programs, and to access an Application Checklist.

The application fee is $75 (non-refundable), to be paid by credit card at the time of the application submission. Note that all correspondence related to the application will be sent to the email address provided on the application.


Supporting Application Materials

Master of Music in Music Production:

  1. Bachelor's degree in music production, engineering, or technology, or bachelor's degree with significant work experience in music production, engineering, and/or technology. You are required to supply official transcripts, along with a copy of your diploma. 

  2. Statement of purpose, which should include:

    • An overview of your background

    • Why you are applying to the program

    • A description of the project you intend to pursue in the program and how it will foster your academic, musical, and professional growth

  3. Portfolio with at least three recorded examples of recent work, along with detailed explanations of your specific roles in the works 

  4. Résumé/CV

  5. Two academic/professional letters of recommendation

  6. English exam (TOEFL or IELTS) for students for whom English is a second or foreign language

Master of Arts in Music Business:

  1. Bachelor's degree, preferably with coursework in business, finance, and marketing. You are required to supply official transcripts, along with a copy of your diploma. 

  2. Statement of purpose, which should include:

    • An overview of your background

    • Why you are applying to the program

    • A brief analysis of the current state of the music and entertainment industry, identifying professional opportunities that interest you

    • A description of the project you intend to pursue in the program and how it will foster your academic, musical, and professional growth

  3. Résumé/CV

  4. Two academic/professional letters of recommendation

  5. English exam (TOEFL or IELTS) for students for whom English is a second or foreign language


International Applicants/Students Who Have Studied outside the United States

International applicants and those applicants who have studied outside the United States must submit official transcripts for evaluation by an accredited credential evaluation agency, such as the Education Credential Evaluators. Ask for a course-by-course evaluation with grades.