Health and environmental issues impact everyone. That’s why members of Suffolk community are actively working on ways to improve medical care, advance environmental sustainability efforts, and address urgent public health issues.
Suffolk’s Center for Women's Health and Human Rights is the first academic institute in the United States to focus on women's health and human rights in the social sciences, arts and humanities, and public policy.
Sociologists are driven by the need to improve the lives of others. As a sociology major, you’ll study how humans relate to one another and why they thrive—and flounder—in different societies. Sociology majors can choose from a number of specialized concentrations, such as General Sociology, Crime & Justice, Youth & Community, and Health & Society.
By its very nature, terrorism—the use of violence to intimidate and induce fear—causes both physical and psychological damage. In 2017, the late Richard Beinecke, a professor of public and healthcare administration at Suffolk University’s Sawyer Business School, changed that recently by publishing a study on “The Mental Health Response to the Boston Bombing: A Three-Year Review.”
Rafael Sanchez says he chose Suffolk’s Master in Healthcare Administration (MHA) program because of Boston's rich healthcare environment. “Studying near world-renowned hospitals, pharmaceutical companies, and medical device companies that use cutting-edge innovations in treatments truly inspires me to make a positive contribution to people's lives,” he says.
In her mid-20s, Maria R. Gonzalez Albuixech, MSPS ’05, was a Madrid-based journalist covering fashion shows and trends in cosmopolitan cities. As enjoyable as the work was, she sought a more meaningful career - which led her to Boston to pursue her master’s in political science from Suffolk.