The dual programs of study allow students to receive a bachelor degree from Harvard College and take private lessons and preparatory classes at New England Conservatory or Berklee

Students taking part in the Harvard-NEC dual degree program will pursue a master's degree, while students taking part in the Harvard-Berklee Joint Studies program will have the option to do so. Students following this timeline will complete Harvard’s bachelor’s requirements in their fourth year and complete the master’s program in their fifth year.

New England Conservatory

The Harvard/NEC program is a dual degree program in which a student earns a Bachelor of Arts (A.B.) or Bachelor of Science (S.B.) at Harvard College and a Master of Music (M.M.) at New England Conservatory.


Take a Virtual Tour

Student guides lead you through the places they live and learn, including dorm rooms, classrooms, Widener Library, the first-year dining hall and more.

widener library

Berklee College of Music

The Harvard-Berklee Joint Studies program is designed for musicians who are interested in building a foundation for their artistic careers as well as attaining a liberal arts education.