Requirements for Graduation

Each candidate for graduation from Berklee College of Music must meet the following requirements:

  • Attain at least a 2.70 cumulative GPA in concentrate courses
  • Have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.00
  • Complete the principal instrument proficiency level specified by major*
  • Complete a required final project in the chosen area of concentration, as described and approved by the department chair (as applicable)
  • Complete a minimum of four semesters of full-time attendance (this also applies to candidates transferring from another school) 
  • Music education majors must complete all observation and student teaching requirements
  • Music therapy majors must complete all course work and a six-month, full-time, post-course-work internship
  • Fulfill all financial obligations to the college

*Students must earn all required instrumental credit on a single principal instrument. Credit earned in instrumental instruction on a non-principal instrument may be applied toward general elective credit within the established limits. Students with principal instruments in the bass, brass, string, percussion, or woodwind families may use private instruction credit on more than one instrument within their respective family toward this requirement.

If you have any questions regarding the graduation process, please contact Arielle Schwalm-Levine, graduation and curriculum specialist, Office of the Registrar, 899 Boylston Street, third floor, or email gradspecialist@berklee.edu. The Academic Advising office, as well as your departmental advisors, are also available to assist you with your graduation plans. While we will do everything to help you with the process, the final responsibility for meeting graduation requirements rests solely with each student.