How to Apply to Berklee College of Music's Graduate Programs

Take your first steps to joining the Berklee community.

If you are eligible, you can apply to study at Berklee College of Music as a graduate student in three steps:

Step 1

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.

Step 2

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. Be sure to review the supporting materials requirements specific to the program for which you are applying.

Step 3

Complete Your Interview and, Possibly, Audition

Applicants to the Master of Music in Contemporary Performance (Production Concentration) program are required to do both an audition and interview. Learn more about the audition process.

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

Once you have successfully completed your application, here's what you should do next:

Step 4

Apply for Financial Aid

Full-tuition grants are awarded to every student admitted into the Master of Music in Contemporary Performance (Global Jazz Concentration) program. If you are applying to another master's degree program, make sure to look into other resources for financial aid.

Step 5

Check Your Status

Throughout the 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.

Step 6

Get Your Decision

We’ll send you an email when your admission decision is posted to the application portal. Your decision will also include information regarding any Berklee scholarship awards. Good luck!

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