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Graduate Programs


For students interested in pursuing graduate studies in audio and music engineering, Rochester offers a concentration in acoustics, audio and music signal processing in both the MS and PhD electrical engineering programs.

BS/MS Program for Current Students

Current audio and music engineering (AME) students may choose to earn a MS degree in electrical and computer engineering with as little as one additional year of study following completion of the AME BS program.

AME juniors contemplating graduate work may consider the special five-year program offered by the ECE department in which students earn a BS AME degree plus a master's degree in electrical engineering. This program provides for a smooth transition between undergraduate and graduate study.

Program enrollment is competitive and students must apply for admission before the spring of their senior year. Students may take up to eight credit hours of work in their senior year that will count toward their MS degree. Tuition scholarships for exceptionally qualified students are available for the fifth year of study (only after the BS degree has been awarded).

Students should consult the UR Graduate Studies Official Bulletin for the MS degree requirements and meet with a faculty member to develop an integrated BS AME/MS EE program of study.

Master’s and PhD

An MS and PhD degree with a concentration and research in acoustics, audio and music signal processing is available through the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE). For more information about these programs visit the ECE graduate overview page.