Institute for Public Service

At the heart of public service in America

The MPA program at Suffolk University’s Institute for Public Service prepares students to be leaders in enhancing the responsiveness, efficiency, and effectiveness of public service organizations, while adhering to the democratic values of inclusion, egalitarianism, and respect for diversity. Whether you are new to public service or already in the field and ready for more senior positions of leadership, our programs pave the way to careers that make a difference.

Explore Our MPA Program Options

The Suffolk MPA emphasizes management and implementation tools and techniques in public and nonprofit settings. Here are just a few of the public administration degree programs available to you at the Institute for Public Service.


Students at the Institute for Public Service excel in the workplace and the classroom. In recent years, Suffolk MPA students have received Presidential Management Fellowships, Rappaport Public Policy Awards, and Pi Alpha Alpha Memberships. We’ve placed students in management and leadership positions in federal, state, and local government agencies; nonprofits; institutes of higher education; public-private partnerships; and private sector organizations. Begin building a career that builds your community today.

Contact Us

Douglas Snow
Director and Department Chairperson
Phone: 617-573-8330

Anna Quadri
Assistant Director
Phone: 617-573-8330

Mallory Sullivan
Conference & Publications Coordinator
Phone: 617-994-4273