M.A. On Campus

Audio Sciences

Johns Hopkins University

12 months
56313 USD/year
56313 USD/year
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The Master of Arts program in Audio Sciences from Johns Hopkins University was developed in conjunction with members of the professional audio community to provide students with the technical knowledge and musical skills necessary to work at an advanced level in the field of audio and/ or acoustics. 


The Master of Arts program in Audio Sciences from Johns Hopkins University is intended both for current audio professionals who wish to obtain a post-baccalaureate credential and individuals with a background in science, technology, and/or music who are seeking additional training in order to gain employment in the audio or acoustics industry.

Students choose from two tracks: a concentration in Recording and Production or Acoustical Studies. Core course work includes Musical Acoustics, Electroacoustics, Psychoacoustics, and Architectural Acoustics. The remaining coursework in each track consists of courses specific to the concentration chosen by the student in accordance with his or her background and professional goals.

The Recording and Production path prepares students for careers in audio engineering with alumni working in recording studios, broadcast, video game sound, audiovisual system design, speaker/headphone design, and more. Courses include practical training with professors who are active as professional engineers, and noted professionals who join us as visiting lecturers. Theoretical training comes through lectures and coursework that support the sequence of practical training.

The Acoustical Studies concentration is designed to prepare students to work as professionals in the fields of acoustical consulting, sound systems design, acoustical product design, and sound systems integration. The program provides a thorough grounding in acoustical fundamentals and design practices to enable graduates to begin careers in these specialized fields.

Programme Structure

The Peabody Conservatory’s Breakthrough Curriculum ensures that your education will meet not only the high artistic standards you expect, but also the unique and changing needs of today’s cultural environment.

As a student at Peabody, you will learn:

  • Excellence in your craft, positioning you to compete for high-level opportunities as a soloist, orchestra member, chamber musician, ensemble dancer, conductor, composer, choreographer, educator, recording engineer, critic or scholar.
  • Performance flexibility, and the ability to apply appropriate stylistic attributes across a wide range of performing contexts, musical styles, and ensemble configurations found in the current diversity of professional models.
  • Leadership as a citizen artist, building creative collaborations with diverse stakeholders both within and beyond the performing arts

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Admission requires an undergraduate degree in music, physics, engineering, audio technology, or architecture. 
  • Students should have a strong background in math and science from their undergraduate work or high school, of particular interest are Calculus and Physics. 
  • Students otherwise qualified may be accepted into the degree program with added requirements that are to be taken concurrent with their first year of study or during the summer at a department chair-approved school of their choice. 
  • International students must demonstrate competencies in English commensurate with expectations for Peabody’s Master of Music degree program.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    56313 USD/year
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    Based on the tuition of 56313 USD per year during 12 months.
  • National

    56313 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 56313 USD per year during 12 months.

Living costs for Baltimore

1240 - 2100 USD /month
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