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Master of Science in Audio Engineering

Dig Deeper Into The Science That Drives Audio Engineering

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Pursue your unique interests in an academic environment with real world application.

We are now accepting applications for Fall 2020 admission.

The Master of Science with a major in Audio Engineering is designed for those seeking to advance their academic and practical skills in audio engineering, audio coding and programming, acoustics, and sound production. Students explore the science, systems, and the technology of audio engineering through applied practice and research in signal processing, systems development, sound for media, auditory perception, and of course, music-oriented
computing, recording, and production.

MSAE courses mirror today’s dynamic and diverse audio professions with study in the areas of…

  • Acoustic and Electroacoustic Measurement and Design
  • Reinforcement and Concert Mixing
  • Critical Listening for Audio & Music Production
  • Sound Design for Mixed Media
  • Auditory Perception and Hearing Science
  • Digital Audio, Computer Programming, and Signal Analysis
  • Audio Signal Processing
  • Mastering and Sonic Blending

We also allow independent and directed study and our faculty encourage novel research in specialty areas of interest unique to each individual student. The student attracted to this program is looking for an environment that fosters applied research and practice and is seeking opportunities to acquire new knowledge and develop new skills in the science, art, and application of audio engineering for sound recording, music production, acoustics, signal processing, and new product development.

  • Admission to the M.S. with a major in Audio Engineering requires completion of a bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited college or university. International applicants must have all transcripts from all foreign institutions evaluated by World Education Services (www.wes.org) or Joseph Silny & Associates (www.jsilny.com) before admission will be granted.  Undergraduate students interested in the program may apply for admission after completion of ninety-six undergraduate credit hours or 75% or their respective program. Full admission will be granted only after transcripts are received and evaluated.

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  • To be considered for admission to the M.S. with a major in Audio Engineering program, the applicant must:

    - Complete the online application including an essay describing your background, related interests, and desired outcomes for participation in the program.

    - Submit your application and pay the non-refundable graduate application fee.

    - Have official transcripts submitted for all prior college-level coursework and degrees earned.

    - Secure two recommendations from individuals who are qualified to evaluate your potential for successful masters-level graduate work.

    - Submit a curriculum vitae and/or professional resume.

    - Complete an interview with the program director/admission committee.

    Please click on Learn More for details on application and admission procedures.