Master's Degree in Political Science

NOTE: This program is no longer accepting applications for new student enrollment. Prospective students are encouraged to apply to either the Master of Arts in Applied Politics or Master of Arts in Global Public Policy program.

Suffolk’s graduate program will prepare you for a career in politics thanks to top-notch faculty and specialized curricula. You’ll study in Boston, a vibrant political powerhouse renowned for launching personalities and initiatives that have reshaped civic life at the local, national, and international levels.

Thanks to our ideal campus location between the Massachusetts State House and Boston City Hall, you’ll enjoy unparalleled access to the halls of government and the legislators, policy makers, and others who work there.

A perfect location, highly trained and respected faculty, and countless networking opportunities make our Master of Science in Political Science program both unique and rewarding for your career. Suffolk offers you two distinct tracks for specialized training.

Professional Politics Concentration

Gain a solid base of academic knowledge and then hone the practical skills that will prepare you for work as a lobbyist, campaign manager, or consultant, or leader in the government or nonprofit arenas. You’ll master topics like legislative organization and function, party politics and voting, and writing and data analysis in public policy.

International Relations Concentration

This concentration prepares you to make a difference on a truly global scale. If your interests lie in policy development and analysis spanning cultures and geographic borders, choose this option. You’ll focus on international political economy, international organizations, human rights, and regional politics (the Americas, East Asia, Europe, or the Middle East).

Paying for Graduate School

Tuition (2018-2019)

Full-time, per semester
    $14,760

Cost Per Credit (2018-2019)

For part-time students
    $1,230

% of Students Receiving Financial Aid Per year

    92%

Average Financial Aid Awarded Per year

    $20,929

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

Courses & Requirements

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

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