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Ramapo College Office of Graduate Admissions

McBride House 505 Ramapo Valley Road Mahwah, NJ 07430

Phone: (201) 684-7270
Text: (201) 800-6057
Fax: (201) 684-7964

Below are some Frequently Asked Questions about the MFA Program. Still don’t see the answer to your question? Email us at

How many credits is the MFA Creative Music Technology program?

48 credits

How long does the MFA program take to complete?

The MFA program takes 1 year to complete, full time.

Can I attend part time?

Yes, students can enroll in the program part time.

What is the class delivery format?

MFA classes are delivered in a hybrid format.

Do I need to have an undergraduate degree in Music to apply?

No, however applicants whose undergraduate studies do not directly relate to music will be evaluated based on portfolios and/or professional experience.

What is the minimum GPA required?

The minimum GPA required is a 3.0 on a 4.0 scale.

Are GRE or GMAT scores required?

No, applications are evaluated based on transcripts, essay, resume, portfolio, letters of recommendation, and an interview.

How do I submit my portfolio?

Upload your portfolio files to an accessible site such as Soundcloud, YouTube, Vimeo, or web site and submit links to them in the application.

How much is the MFA?

Tuition is approximately $852 per credit. Estimated total cost for the MFA program = $40,888

*There is no additional cost for out-of-state students

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Can graduate students live on campus?

Yes, graduate housing is available.

Is there graduate financial aid available?

Yes, graduate financial aid is available through the FAFSA. Graduate students typically qualify for up to $20,500 per year in loans. For more information, visit: