• 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.

    International Transcripts: Applicants who have attended an institution of higher education outside of the United States are required to submit an official “Course-by-Course Evaluation” of their academic credentials. 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. If your study abroad coursework and grades are not available on a U.S. transcript, an official evaluation will be required.

  • 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. 

    Please be advised that the Global MBA requires an additional international experiences essay.

  • 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.


  • 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
    • Global MBA
    • Master of Arts in Graphic Design
    • Master of Science in Finance