M.A. On Campus

Music, Science, and Technology

Stanford University

24 months
36210 USD/year
36210 USD/year
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The MA in Music, Science, and Technology (MA/MST) degree offered at Stanford University is a two-year degree granted at the successful completion of specific coursework.


Key facts

The Music, Science, and Technology program at Stanford University is designed for candidates having an undergraduate engineering, science, music, or arts degree, or a degree that includes course work in engineering mathematics. 

Courses and research topics include music perception, music-related signal processing, human-computer interaction, synthesis, and inter-media among others.

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • CCRMA Colloquium
  • Fundamentals of Computer-Generated Sound
  • Psychophysics and Music Cognition
  • Intermedia Workshop
  • Music, Computing, Design I: Art of Design for Computer Music
  • Audio Signal Processing Part I: Spectrum Analysis
  • Audio Signal Processing Part II: Digital Filters
  • Music, Mind, and Human Behavior
  • Indian Classical Music
  • Opera
  • Interactive Introduction to North American Taiko
  • Insiders Guide to Music Production: The Modern Applications of Digital Audio
  • Art is My Occupation: Professional Development in Music

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT


45 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

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

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Applicants must hold, or expect to hold before enrollment at Stanford, a bachelor’s degree from a U.S. college or university accredited by a regional accrediting association.
  • Applicants from institutions outside the U.S. must hold the equivalent of a U.S. bachelor’s degree from a college or university of recognized standing. See minimum level of study required of International applicants.
  • TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) scores are required of all applicants whose first language is not English.
  • International students enrolled must be able to read English with ease, understand rapid idiomatic English as used in lectures and group discussions. 

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    36210 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 18105 USD per semester during 24 months.
  • National

    36210 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 18105 USD per semester during 24 months.

Regular quarterly tuition

Living costs for Stanford

1100 - 1600 USD /month
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The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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