Master of Arts in Applied Politics (MAAP)

Suffolk’s Master of Arts in Applied Politics program is specifically focused on the pragmatics of political systems and processes. From a solid base of academic knowledge in areas like political organization, party politics, and voting, you will build practical skills that are vital to success for a policy professional, including data and policy analysis, and writing.
This program’s real-world focus, including a required internship, will strengthen your skills and provide valuable networking contacts for your career. You will graduate ready to take up professional roles that make a real difference in areas like campaign management or consulting, lobbying, interest group management, and government leadership.

Application Deadlines

Semester Deadline
Fall March 15 (Priority), June 15, then rolling
Spring October 15 (Priority), then rolling

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Application Materials:

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Paying for Graduate School

Tuition (2019-2020)
Full-Time, per semester
Cost Per Credit (2019-2020)
For Part-Time students
"We developed this program to have its feet in both the academic world and in the world of the practitioner. It's great for people who recently graduated and work in state or municipal government or the nonprofit and non-governmental sector and want to take it to the next level."
Brian Conley, PhD Associate Professor, Graduate Program Director

Courses & Requirements

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