MPA/MMS Dual Degree
If you envision your career to be one that evolves and expands across more than one path in both public or nonprofit organizations, Suffolk's unique MPA/MMS Dual Degree is ideal for you. Gain a broad set of public administration skills—an ideal foundation for public or nonprofit budgeting, collaborative public management, performance management, and more—and complement them with a focus in management and organizational behavior which provides interpersonal skills that are crucial when it comes to making a favorable impression and successfully forging connections in any organization.
In a much shorter time frame than pursuing each degree subsequently—in as little as four full-time semesters—this unique dual degree program will help you become an effective negotiator, communicator, and manager. Additionally, Suffolk MPA/MMS dual degree students benefit from both the NASPAA accreditation of the MPA degree and the AACSB accreditation of the MMS in Suffolk's Sawyer Business School.
Open More Doors with a Dual Degree from Suffolk
Suffolk University's dual degree programs give you an opportunity to obtain two degrees in a shorter time frame and with less cost than pursuing the two graduate degrees consecutively. Upon completion you will have earned two distinct graduate degrees, giving you the needed competitive edge to land a top job in a wider field.
Suffolk's MPA/MMS Dual Degree Program
Fall Semester: July 15 (International Applicants), August 15 (Domestic Applicants), then rolling
Spring Semester: December 1 (International Applicants), January 4 (Domestic Applicants), then rolling
Summer Semester: April 1 (priority), then rolling
Learn about the advantages of priority applications.
- Completed application
- $50 Application Fee (waived for students who visit campus)
- Unofficial transcripts of all post-secondary work. Admitted students enrolling in the program will need to have official transcripts, including proof of degree conferral, on file prior to their first class
- Goal Statement (essay)
- Letter of Recommendation
- Official TOEFL, IELTS, or PTE-Academic Scores (international students only)
Note: Students must have passed a university-level statistics course in the past five years or have equivalent industry experience. Students without a statistics course may submit GMAT or GRE scores for consideration.
Cost of Graduate School at Suffolk
|Cost Per Credit (2021-2022) For part-time students||$1400|
Financial Aid for Graduate Study
Suffolk University is pleased to offer both merit- and need-based financial aid to graduate students—these awards can be up to $20,000 per academic year. Merit-based aid is awarded based on the applicant's academic credentials presented on the admission application. No separate application is required for merit consideration.
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.