MPA/MAAP Dual Degree

The MPA/MA in Applied Policy dual-degree program will allow you to develop your political abilities while refining your leadership skills. This option is particularly useful if your goal is a long-lasting management career in municipal, state, or federal government.

With this powerful pair of degrees, you will master the intricacies of public administration in a NASPAA-accredited program in the Sawyer Business School, focusing on health policy, human resources, nonprofit management, or local, state, or federal government. In our College of Arts & Sciences, you will engage the pragmatics of the political world, including legislation, lobbying, writing, and data analysis. All of it will set you up for success in roles such as municipal manager, public service executive, legislator, or cabinet-level official.

A required internship will further strengthen your skills and provide valuable networking contacts for your career.

Suffolk's MPA/MAAP Dual Degree Program 

Application Deadlines

Fall Semester: March 15 (priority), then rolling
Spring Semester: October 15 (priority), then rolling
Learn about the advantages of priority applications.

Application Materials

  • Completed online application
  • $50 application fee (waived for students who visit campus)
  • Resume
  • Official transcripts for all post-secondary education
  • Goal statement (essay)
  • Letter of recommendation (Learn more)
  • Official GMAT or GRE scores (Note: Testing requirements vary by program, and some students may qualify for a waiver. Learn more)
  • Official TOEFL, IELTS, or PTE-Academic scores (international students only)

Cost of Graduate School at Suffolk

Cost Per Credit (2019-2020) $1,217

Advising & Other Resources

Suffolk University offers graduate students—incoming, current, and alumni—help with navigating financial aid and payments, searching for career opportunities, and building a strong professional network. Our Graduate Student Services team supports you every step of the way with various services including application advising, financial aid counseling, international student resources, and other resources such as the Career Development Center or the Center for Learning and Academic Success. We also offer you value-added professional development workshops to bolster your experiential education and other professional skills while studying at Suffolk University.

Courses & Requirements

Learn more about the classes, requirements, and different options available to complete the program.

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