Graduate Studies

Berklee College of Music’s Graduate Studies Department collaborates with faculty and academic leaders across the college to lead the master’s programs as well as other postbaccalaureate and postgraduate offerings. 

The Graduate Studies Mission

Berklee’s master's programs prepare students to excel musically, artistically, and professionally. Berklee’s highly selective graduate-level programs apply cutting-edge music technology, advance international music business models, and promote diverse musical traditions while also promoting performance excellence and innovation. Through focused and rigorous study, enhanced by close mentoring relationships with exceptional faculty, students reach their professional and artistic goals while gaining the knowledge and skills needed to prepare for careers and to serve as leaders in today’s music industry.

Graduate Studies Objectives

  • To offer a unified graduate studies program that delivers highly selective master’s offerings at the Valencia, Boston, and online campuses

  • To attract excellent students committed to serious musical and professional study

  • To attract superior faculty who are leaders in today’s music industry and are devoted to student success

  • To create the leaders of today and the innovators of tomorrow in the music industry

  • To research, anticipate, and lead music industry trends and developments