Are you passionate about politics? So are people around here -- and we don’t just mean our government students. Our campus is steps away from the Massachusetts State House at the epicenter of Boston’s dynamic national and international political scene.

Our professors are experts in all aspects of government – from public policy to national and international political campaigns to foreign policy – and they practice what they teach. They use their knowledge and connections to mentor and support their students.

As a Suffolk government student, you might:

  • Intern at state, local, and federal agencies, such as the US State Department, non-profits, and NGOs.
  • Study in the nation’s capital through our connections with The Washington Center; take part in international internships and study through Educational Programmes Abroad; or attend one of our special travel courses where we combine traditional in-classroom education with an experiential travel component.
  • Gain hands-on election experience through the University Pollworkers Project, a unique initiative based at Suffolk.
  • Network with like-minded students, faculty, alumni and political leaders through research opportunities and Government department events.
  • Conduct your own research on topics that matter – and present it at the annual Government Department Student Research Conference, or national student research conferences.
  • Explore the science of political polling from David Paleologos, director of the Suffolk University Political Research Center, whose voter predictions are regularly picked up by the national media.
  • Learn from an even wider variety of political experts through guest lectures and our Distinguished Visiting Scholars program. This year’s guests will include Pulitzer Prize winner Hedrick Smith and the former President of the Republic of Slovenia, Dr. Danilo Türk.