Passionate about politics? So are people around Suffolk University—and we don’t just mean our students. Our department is steps away from the Massachusetts State House, the epicenter of Boston’s dynamic national and international political scene, and we take full advantage of our 'extended campus.'
Our professors are experts in all aspects of government—from public policy to national and international political campaigns to foreign policy and diplomacy—and they practice what they teach. These mentors will use their knowledge and networks to connect you with career-shaping opportunities in the field.

Experiential Learning Opportunities

  • Boston City Hall
  • Office of the Governor
  • Office of the Attorney General
  • Massachusetts State House
  • Massachusetts State Party Organizations
  • Congressional District Offices
  • Congressional Campaigns
  • Consulates General
  • U.S. Department of State Field Office
  • NGOs (OxFam, Corporate Accountability)
  • Advocacy Organizations (MassVote, MWPC, No Labels)
  • Lobbying Firms (O'Neill & Associates, Lynch Associates)
  • Political Consulting Groups (The Blue Lab, Charles Group, Beacon Strategies)
  • The Washington Center (study component)
  • Educational Programmes Abroad (study component)

Work as a poll worker through the University Pollworkers Project, helping with the backbone of democracy — the election process.

Learn hands-on in Campaign Lab, a signature Government Department summer program.

Conduct your own research on topics that matter and present it at the annual Government Department Student Research Conference or national and international student research conferences. 

Explore the science and art of political polling with nationally renowned pollster David Paleologos, director of the Suffolk University Political Research Center.

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From accelerated and dual degrees to undergraduate and graduate programs, we'll prepare you to succeed in the world of politics.

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