Applicants to the M.S. in Music Engineering typically hold a bachelor of science degree in electrical engineering, computer engineering, or computer science and are passionate about combining their love of music and engineering.

The graduate curriculum incorporates 33 hours of coursework culminating in a research project. Coursework includes 13 credits in graduate-level music engineering, 8 credits in other music topics, and 12 credits in electrical engineering and/or computer science. The research project requires original work in a music engineering subject area; this independent project provides students with in-depth knowledge of a specific subject area and provides experience in technical research and in original thinking.

The MuE program benefits from corporate and foundation support, principally for the funding of graduate research. Throughout its history, many companies and foundations have generously assisted our education efforts. Recent funding from Microsoft, the National Science Foundation, the National Institutes of Health, NVIDIA, and others has enabled our graduate students and faculty to solve cutting-edge projects of interest to the audio industry. Information about recent graduate theses are available in our graduate thesis archive.

Recent placements include Bose, Apple, Peavey, Audio Precision, Avid, Fraunhofer, Beats by Dr. Dre, NYU, Rdio, Spotify, Izotope, SoundToys, and Eventide.

For application information, please contact Music Admissions at

For current students: Find the GMuE Thesis template here.