• Application Form and Fee

    Complete the online application and submit the non-refundable $50 application fee. A credit card or online bank draft is required for submission via the online application.

    U.S. active military and veterans and Suffolk alumni and currently enrolled degree students will have the application fee waived. 

  • Official Transcripts

    Submit sealed, original transcripts from each college or university attended. These can be sent to: 

    Office of Graduate Admission
    Suffolk University
    73 Tremont Street
    Boston, MA 02108

    We can also accept electronic transcripts if sent from the Registrar’s Office at your college or university. Please note that these transcripts must be sent in a secure format, directly by the university Registrar or their designated delivery service such as Clearinghouse, Digitary, Docufide, etc directly to gradadmission@suffolk.edu. We cannot accept electronic transcripts sent as attachments in emails from applicants. Please contact us if you have questions or are unsure if your transcript meets the requirements.

    International Transcripts: Applicants who have attended an institution of higher education outside of the United States are strongly encouraged (and may be required) to submit an official “Course-by-Course Evaluation” of their academic credentials. All transcripts must be accompanied by an official English translation. Please visit the International Students page for details.

    Note for U.S. Study Abroad Students: All coursework and grades must be reflected on an official transcript.

  • Confirmation of Undergraduate Degree

    Your undergraduate degree must be from a regionally accredited college or university in the United States or must be an equivalent degree granted by an institution in another country (as determined by the Office of Graduate Admission). 

    If you are currently completing your undergraduate degree, you must arrange to have your final transcript sent to the Office of Graduate Admission before classes begin.

  • Goal Statement

    Please outline your reasons for applying to the program. Include a candid analysis of professional objectives, both long- and short-term, and indicate how the graduate program to which you are applying will help you achieve them. There is no minimum or maximum length for this statement; however, one to two pages is usually sufficient.

  • Resume

    Submit a current resume summarizing your academic qualifications, appropriate work and volunteer experience, relevant skills, and any honors or awards you have received.


  • Recommendations

    Submit two letters of recommendation from faculty members with whom you have studied or from people with whom you have worked professionally. The recommender may submit the letter online (you will register them in the online application). 

    Alternatively, a paper letter may be submitted. The recommender should use personal letterhead when available, sign the letter, include their full name and contact information, and submit in a sealed, signed envelope. These can be sent to:

    Office of Graduate Admission
    Suffolk University
    73 Tremont Street
    Boston, MA 02108


  • Academic Testing

    After reviewing this section, please refer to your program of interest for specific testing requirements as some graduate programs do not require standardized testing for admission. Examination scores must be submitted directly by the testing agency to the Office of Graduate Admission to complete the application process. Scores are valid from the date taken for five (5) years. 

    In addition, test scores will be reviewed once and only once. Students may not submit new scores after admission in order to be reconsidered for merit aid.

    Suffolk University's code for ETS test scores is 3771. No department code is needed for GRE test-takers. 

    Suffolk University's code for the GMAT are program-dependent, as follows:

    MBA full-time: ZWT-BN-92
    MBA part-time: ZWT-BN-83
    Executive MBA: ZWT-BN-29
    Other Master's: ZWT-BN-55


  • English Proficiency

    International applicants must submit proof of English proficiency via successful completion of the TOEFL, IELTS, or PTE-Academic. Additional details, including exemption criteria, can be found on the International Students page.


  • Interviews

    Admission interviews are required for the following programs and will be scheduled once your application becomes complete:

    • PhD in Clinical Psychology
    • Executive MBA
    • Master of Arts in Graphic Design
    • Master of Science in Finance