Interview Process

Required for All Master’s Degree Program Applicants

An interview is required for entry into all of our master’s degree programs. The interview experience is an integral part of the selection process for our master’s degree programs. It is designed to show your strengths and helps us assess your aptitude and ability to succeed in Berklee’s highly charged and dynamic environment. 

Note that applicants to the Master of Arts in Music Therapy and Master of Music in Contemporary Performance (Production Concentration) programs must also complete an audition. Applicants to the Master of Music in Contemporary Performance (Global Jazz Concentration) may be asked to submit additional examples of their playing as part of their supporting materials if they pass an initial screening.

Scheduling Your Interview

Once your application is complete and submitted, the Graduate Admissions Committee will review it and contact you if you are selected to continue on in the admissions process. Interviews take place at our Boston and Valencia campuses or online. 

Interview Question Areas

The interviewer will use the information provided on your application as the foundation for this discussion. Depending on the master’s program you are applying to, you may be asked technical or field-based questions during the interview. Come prepared to highlight your strengths and share your creative aspirations. There are four primary areas of discussion in the interview: