Accepted Graduate Students
Once you have been accepted to a master's degree program at Berklee College of Music, you should complete the following steps to prepare to begin your program.
In order to confirm your attendance and reserve your place in the entering class, you must submit your tuition deposit by the following deadlines:
- May 1 for students matriculating in September for all graduate programs based on the Valencia and Boston campuses
However, we strongly encourage you to submit your deposit as soon as possible. Waiting to submit your deposit means that Berklee cannot verify your plans to attend, and failure to meet the above deadlines risks forfeiting your place to another qualified student. The deposit also ensures that you are sent important registration and payment information.
Please visit the tuition deposit section for information regarding methods of payment.
Students who are U.S. citizens or permanent residents may apply for Federal Direct Unsubsidized Stafford loans through the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Graduate students may be eligible to borrow up to $20,500 under the Federal Direct Unsubsidized Loan program. The $20,500 will be divided and distributed evenly across all semesters. Interest will begin to accrue upon disbursement and the interest rate is fixed at 5.84 percent. The loan also has a 1.068 percent origination fee that is deducted proportionately each time that a loan disbursement is made.
For more information, please visit the financial aid section.
Refer to the International Students section for information on whether or not you need to obtain a student visa.
The Boston campus does not provide housing for graduate students. For information about housing options near the Boston campus, refer to Off-Campus Housing.
The Valencia campus is a nonresidental campus. If you need assistance in finding housing, visit Valencia's Housing section for a list of suggested options.
Prior to starting at Berklee, you will be contacted by your program director, who will help you transition into your new academic experience.
- Casey Driessen, Program Director, Contemporary Performance (Production)
- Lucio Godoy, Program Director, Scoring for Film, Television, and Video Games
- Emilien Moyon, Program Director, Global Entertainment and Music Business
- Marco Pignataro, Program Director, Contemporary Performance (Global Jazz)
- Pablo Munguia, Program Director, Music Production, Technology, and Innovation
As a graduate student at Berklee, you are required to own a laptop computer that meets certain standards established by the academic and technology leadership of the college. Please visit the Technology Requirements for Graduate Students page for information about the specific technology requirements of particular Berklee graduate programs.
Invoices for the first tuition payment will be issued in June and only after you have submitted your tuition deposit. See the tuition section to see the tuition payment schedule.