Masters Program

 The Master's degree in Music, Science, and Technology

Description:  The MA in Music, Science and Technology (MA/MST) degree is a two-year degree granted at the successful completion of specific coursework.  The CCRMA MA/MST program is designed for candidates having an undergraduate engineering, science, music or arts degree, or a degree that includes course work in engineering mathematics. CCRMA is a research center within the Department of Music in the School of Humanities and Sciences at Stanford University. CCRMA's courses and research topics include music perception, music related signal processing, human-computer interaction, synthesis, and inter-media.

Funding Support:  The department and center do not have regular funding to support students in the MA in Music, Science, and Technology (MAMST) program. However, year-to-year there is occasionally an opportunity to offer a one-year fellowship or a one-quarter TA-ship. When available, these are adminstered and distributed by CCRMA faculty.

Application:  Please see Application Procedures on the Dept. of Music's website.

Fees:  The application fee is $125 and may be paid using Visa, Mastercard cards.  

Writing Samples:  All applicants to the Music, Science, and Technology MA program are required to submit a writing sample demonstrating scholarly research. Supporting materials will be returned if you provide monetary equivalent of U.S. currency, not international return coupons.

GRE Tests:  GRE scores are required of all graduate applicants to Stanford University.  Applications will NOT be considered without GRE scores! Please visit the Educational Testing website for details about test dates and locations: 

Stanford Bulletin:  Degree requirements for the MAMST can be found on Stanford University's exploredegrees site. Scroll down to 4. Music, Science, and Technology.

CCRMA Faculty Bios:  You may wish to peruse the faculty bios to find faculty having areas of interest and expertise that match your own.  Feel free to email those with whom you are interested in discussing a particular program:

The Stanford Music Department: More information on graduate programs in music can be found on the Music Department site: