Dual Programs of Study for Music
For Musical Academics or Academic Musicians
If you are a talented musician and dedicated scholar, choosing between in-depth music training and a liberal arts education can be a tough decision. With Harvard's dual programs of study with New England Conservatory (NEC) and Berklee College of Music, you can have the best of both worlds.
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.
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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.