Summer/Fall --- February 1 (please note that other sources may incorrectly imply that the deadline is January 6th - the actual deadline is, in fact, February 1)
Spring --- October 1
Note that we also review applications throughout the spring semester. However, for students wishing to be considered for financial aid, all application materials must be in the Office of Graduate Admissions by the appropriate deadline.
For complete information about the application process, including instructions, required components, forms and tuition details, please visit the application guide.
Please note that applications will not be processed until all their components have been received.
We also require the submission of a portfolio of samples of previous professional, artistic or academic work on music, technology and related fields. Examples include, but are not limited to, school papers, scientific publications (max. 8 pages-long), web pages or audiovisual materials of work you have composed, performed, recorded, mixed and/or produced. The portfolio should be made available online (e.g. in your personal webpage), and the URL included on the resume submitted as part of your application.
No auditions are required for students applying to the Master's Program. There is a portfolio requirement instead.
No standardized tests, including the GRE, are required for applicants to the Master's Program. The only exception is for for Applicants from Non-English speaking countries, who must take the TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language). Although we do not have a required TOEFL score, successful applicants score 100 or above on the Internet-based test, 250 or above on the computer-based test, or 600 or above on the paper-based test. Our TOEFL test code is 2556.
Music Theory and History Placement Exam
Basic competence in music history and theory is a prerequisite for all graduate degree programs in music. Entering graduate students are required to take advisory exams in both areas. You have the option of taking the placement exam in the Fall OR Spring term. The history and theory placement exams can only be taken ONCE. If you do not pass, you will be required to take remedial classes (up to a maximum of 8 credits) to fulfill the requirements. These classes and credits will not count toward your degree. More information can be found at http://theory.smusic.nyu.edu/placement/.
For complete information about financial aid, please visit:
As part of their financial aid package students are often awarded work-study benefits. The Music Technology program offers several work-study compatible employment opportunities. More details can be found at:
Scheduling Tours and Meeting with Current Students
We have tours of the facilities after each open house and after each audition. Tours can also be scheduled at other times by emailing us: email@example.com. Applicants are also encouraged to attend our open houses, where they can meet current students.