Passionate about politics? So are people around Suffolk University—and we don’t just mean our students.

Suffolk University's Political Science & Legal Studies 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)

  • Alternative Winter Break in Cambodia with POLS-387 Conflict & Development in Asia
  • New York City, NY for United Nations Seminar POLS-509 trip to UN Headquarters
  • Washington, DC for Inside Washington, National Security, or Summer National Party Convention Program (all through the Washington Center)

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 Political Science & Legal Studies Department summer program.

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

Study 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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Political Science & Legal Studies Department

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

College of Arts & Sciences

Suffolk offers a wide variety of programs ranging from traditional majors such as Biology and Journalism, to new interdisciplinary programs such as Politics, Philosophy, and Economics. Expand your mind and gain hands-on experience.

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