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Since 1906 Suffolk University has earned recognition for its strong emphasis on experiential learning, personalized teaching, leadership development, and incomparable internship and professional connections. 

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At Suffolk you can earn the following degrees:
College of Arts & Sciences
• MA in Communication
• MA in Graphic Design
• MA in Interior Architecture
• MEd in Administration of Higher Education
• MS in Crime & Justice Studies
• MS in Mental Health Counseling
• MS in Political Science
• PhD in Clinical Psychology

Sawyer Business School
• Executive MBA
• Master of Healthcare Administration
• Master of Public Administration
• MS in Accounting
• MS in Business Analytics
• MS in Financial Services & Banking
• MS in Finance
• MS in Marketing
• MS in Taxation
• Specialized MBAs

Plus, we offer a wide range of dual degrees, certificates, and specialized non-degree programs. 

Suffolk’s graduate students go on to become leaders at organizations worldwide. Here’s a sampling of where Suffolk alumni now work:

• Aetna
• Amazon
• American Cancer Society
• Ameriprise Financial
• Arnold Worldwide
• Bayer MaterialScience
• Biogen Idec
• Blue Cross Blue Shield Massachusetts
• BNY Mellon
• The Boston Globe
• Boston Public Health Commission
• Boston Public Schools
• Brigham and Women’s Hospital
• The Broad Institute
• Brown Brothers Harriman
• Canadian International Development Agency
• Commonwealth of Massachusetts
• Dana Farber Cancer Institute
• Deloitte
• Downtown Boston Business Improvement District
• Eaton Vance
• EF Foundation for Foreign Study
Entertainment Weekly
• Estée Lauder
• Fidelity Investments
• Forrester Research
• Gatehouse Media, Inc.
• General Electric
• Genzyme
• Google
• Hasbro
• Hill Holliday
• Irish International Immigrant Center
• Ironwood Pharmaceuticals
• John Hancock Financial Services
• JPMorgan Chase
• Liberty Mutual Insurance
• Massachusetts General Hospital
• Massachusetts Port Authority
• Massachusetts Water Resources Authority
• Mercer
• Morgan Stanley
• National Grid
• New Balance
• Ogilvy & Mather
• Partners for Democratic Change
• Perkins Eastman
• Pfizer
• PricewaterhouseCoopers
• Putnam Investments
• Rasky Baerlein Strategic Communications
• Raytheon BBN Technologies
• Ropes & Gray
• Sasaki Associates
• Securities and Exchange Commission
• St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital
• Standard & Poor’s
• State Street Global Advisors
• Tufts Medical Center
• US Department of Health and Human Services
• US Department of Homeland Security
• US Department of Veterans Affairs
• The Walt Disney Company
• Wellington Management
• Wells Fargo Capital Finance
• Zynga

Since its founding in 1906, Suffolk University has transformed lives. The University has earned recognition for its strong emphasis on experiential learning, personalized teaching, leadership development, and incomparable internship and professional connections. Located amid Boston’s top employers in biotech, health care, media, finance, and business, Suffolk is perfectly positioned to offer students a wealth of academic and professional opportunities. Our faculty members are teachers and respected practitioners in their fields, and our internship programs and powerful alumni network open doors to robust careers. 

Learn in the heart of Boston
Gleason L. Archer founded what became Suffolk University after his educational benefactor asked that he pay the favor forward. The Suffolk School of Law first met in Archer’s parlor. In the 20th century’s early decades, the College of Arts & Sciences and the Sawyer Business School joined the law school. These academic units now offer more than 50 graduate programs. While the buildings that compose our dynamic campus have been traditionally located in Boston’s historic Beacon Hill neighborhood, Suffolk is now focused downtown. This exciting evolution brings students even closer to the government agencies; regional, national, and global corporations; and prestigious nonprofit organizations that power Boston’s economy. No matter what you choose to study, you will be steps away from the city’s top employers—employers Suffolk enjoys close ties with.

Be the center of attention
Suffolk prides itself on offering graduate students a truly student-centered education. This means that faculty members—90% of whom hold PhDs—take the time to recognize each student’s potential and forge mentoring relationships that last long after graduation. In small classes you will learn from the experiences of your professors, many of whom continue to practice in their fields and enrich their classrooms with their professional insight. You’ll also benefit from their connections: Suffolk’s faculty network spans the city, country, and globe.

Earn an award-winning education
Graduate programs at the Sawyer Business School and the College of Arts & Sciences consistently garner academic accolades. For instance, Suffolk’s Interior Architecture program has ranked among DesignIntelligence’s top 10 nationwide. Suffolk’s MBA and MSF programs have been named among the country’s best by organizations such as Financial Engineer, Tax Talent, and The Princeton Review. Plus, students in the highly selective PhD program in Clinical Psychology enjoyed a 93% match rate in 2016. Suffolk developed the first online and executive MBA programs in New England, and that tradition of innovation is infused in each of our graduate offerings.

Succeed everywhere
In Suffolk’s graduate programs, you will gain the knowledge and hands-on experiential learning you need to become a leader in your chosen field. The partnerships the University has developed with institutions in Boston, across Massachusetts, and around the world grant you access to a wealth of choices when it comes to internships. While Suffolk’s incomparable location gives you an edge in networking in Boston, students have myriad opportunities around the world. For instance, the Sawyer Business School offers faculty-led Travel Seminars that give you firsthand insight on how business is conducted abroad, and Graphic Design graduate students can hone their illustration skills in a summer course held in Florence, Italy.

At your convenience
Whether you’re looking to advance within your field or launch a whole new career, Suffolk makes the graduate school experience as convenient as possible. Many programs allow you to enroll on a part-time or full-time basis. Most classes are held in the early evening to accommodate your day job. And Suffolk’s campus is an easy walk from all major MBTA subway lines.

Get connected, stay connected
All Suffolk graduate students benefit from the Career Development Center the moment they arrive on campus. This resource offers personalized career counseling and extensive job resources. The center also helps students develop their networking, résumé-writing, and interviewing skills. Upon graduation, graduate students join Suffolk’s global network of more than 80,000 alumni who enjoy professional success around the world. Our alumni also take advantage of the special continuing education, career development, and networking opportunities the University offers.



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43 Graduate Programs Offered

Program Certificate Master's Doctorate
Campus Hybrid Online Campus Hybrid Online Campus Hybrid Online
Advertising/Public Relations                
Clinical Psychology                
Communication Studies                
Counseling & Therapy              
Criminal Justice                
Evening MBA Programs            
Executive MBA Programs                
General MBA            
Graphic Design                
Healthcare Administration                
Higher Education                
Integrative Marketing                
Interior Design                
International Affairs                
International Relations                
MBA - Accounting                
MBA - Finance                
MBA - Health Care                
MBA - Information Systems                
MBA - International Business                
MBA - Marketing                
MBA - Non-Profit Admin                
MBA - Operations Management                
MBA - Taxation                
MBA/JD Programs                
Non-Profit Administration                
Political Science                
Public Admin                
Public Policy                
Taxation - Business                
Weekend MBA Programs                


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