Continuing and Professional Studies Program (CAPS)
If you’re pursuing a graduate MPA or MHA degree, you may be eligible to enroll in up to two graduate courses before formally applying, as part of our CAPS program. Courses must be selected with the advisor's consent and will be offered on a space available basis.
CPA Educational Requirements
If you only need one or two more courses to sit for the CPA exam in Massachusetts, you can apply for the Management Advancement Professional Studies (MAPS) CPA Educational Requirements option. You can take up to two classes of accounting, taxation, or business law courses at our Boston campus or online.
Eligible applicants must have a minimum cumulative GPA of a 3.0 and at least one year of work experience or a master's degree. You also need to undergo Pre-Evaluation Eligibility Determination notification from NASBA, outlining the classes you need to sit for the CPA exam.
Courses taken in the CPA MAPS program could subsequently apply toward the Suffolk MSA or MST degree if, after formal application, you meet standard admission criteria.
You may register as early as one month before classes begin, but students enrolled in degree programs are granted priority registration. Contact Caitlin DeStefano for advising.
Management Advancement Professional Studies (MAPS)
As part of the MAPS program, if you have at least one year of full-time experience and a GPA of 2.8 or higher, you may be eligible to enroll in up to two approved courses for the MBA, MMS, MSA, MSBA, MSF, MSFSB, MSM, or MST before formally applying.
MAPS is available at our Boston campus. Some courses are also available online.
If you’re a graduate student in good academic standing at another AACSB-accredited institution, you can take a course at Sawyer Business School and transfer the credit to your university.
If the Suffolk course you select indicates a prerequisite, you must demonstrate via transcripts that you meet the prerequisite. You can take courses at our main campus in Boston and online. Please check here to determine if your current university or school is AACSB-accredited:
Visiting students must provide the following:
- A letter (on official university letterhead) from your business school Dean indicating:
- That you’re in good academic standing
- The specific Suffolk Business School course(s) you will enroll in
- That the indicated course(s) will transfer to your home program
- Copies of your graduate transcripts. Unofficial transcripts are acceptable, but official transcripts are highly recommended.
Visiting student instructions:
- You should create an application account and apply online using the MAPS application.
- When prompted, please mark “yes” next to Visiting Student at the start of your application process in order to access the Visiting Student Application.
- Fill out the online application and upload your transcripts and the letter from your Dean.
- Once your application has been approved, you will be contacted by a member of the Office of Graduate Admission, and issued a student identification number.
- After the identification number has been issued, you will be instructed to contact the Office of the Bursar at 617-573-8407 to make a payment. Payment is required in full at the time of registration.
- Once payment has been submitted, please contact the Office of the Registrar to complete the course registration process at 617-573-8430 or by email.
- Contact the Office of Graduate Admission at 617-573-8302 with questions about graduate programs or admission policies, the Registrar's Office at 617-573-8430 with questions about registration procedures or course availability, and the Office of the Bursar at 617-573-8407 with questions about tuition fees and payment policies.
If you have any questions or concerns please contact Emily Pytka, Assistant to the Dean of Graduate Programs.