Master of Arts in Graphic Design (MAGD)

Looking to create a visually engaging, conceptually strong, and competitive professional portfolio? Look no further! Whether you’re planning a career in graphic design or you’re already a designer looking to expand your skills, Suffolk’s Master of Arts in Graphic Design degree will prepare you to work for digital and traditional agencies, nonprofits, start-ups, museums, marketing consultants, universities, and in-house corporate and commercial design departments.

You can customize our practice-oriented program to match your talents and interests. In our program, your studies will culminate in a thesis project that enables you to pursue a path of advanced study in a topic that interests you. Because of this individualized approach, you’ll work closely with the graduate program director, the design faculty, and thesis advisors to develop a comprehensive body of work focused on making a change in what we know and what we do in today's world.

Suffolk University is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD), and this master's program is specially designed to meet the challenges of our constantly evolving field. By the time you graduate, you'll possess the creative, intellectual, and sophisticated technical skills you'll need for professional success.

Paying for Graduate School

Tuition (2019-2020)
Full-time, per semester
Cost Per Credit (2019-2020) $1,274

Application Deadlines

Fall Semester: March 15 (priority), then rolling
Spring Semester: October 15 (priority), then rolling
Summer Semester: April 1 (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
  • Goal statement (essay)
  • Two letters of recommendation (Learn more)
  • All official transcripts from any college or university attended
  • Portfolio (20-25 pieces of recent original artwork) submitted via the online application
  • Official TOEFL, IELTS, or PTE-Academic scores (international students only)
"The critical thinking skills Suffolk taught me were invaluable in landing my current job at MIT, and I continue to use them on a daily basis."
Elizabeth Bond, MAGD '14 Senior Design Associate, Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab (J-PAL), MIT

Courses & Requirements

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


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