Master of Public Administration/MA in Global Public Policy



54 Credits

This powerful combination of degrees will make you uncommonly well-qualified to make a practical difference on an international level. The global public policy curriculum will give you grounding in fields like political economy and international relations, while the public administration program will give you the hands-on tools to be a leader at all levels of government. The result of this unique combination? You leave with the skills you need to create, analyze, and implement policy.

A required internship will give you experience in an international organization based within or outside the United States, further strengthening your skills and providing valuable networking contacts for your career.

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MPA/MAGPP Program Overview


Core MPA Requirements 24 Credits (8 Courses)
MPA Electives 6 Credits (2 Courses)
Core MAGPP Requirements 15 Credits (5 Courses)
MAGPP Electives 9 Credits (3 Courses)
Total 54 Credits (18 Courses)

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Applying to Suffolk’s MPA/MAGPP Program

Full-time students often complete this degree program in three academic semesters. Please contact the Graduate Program Director for additional information about program timelines.

Application Deadlines

  • Fall Semester: June 15 (International Applicants), August 15 (Domestic Applicants), then rolling; Submit your completed application by July 1 for Sawyer Business School Fellowship Employment consideration
  • Spring Semester: December 1 (International Applicants), January 4 (Domestic Applicants), then rolling; Submit your completed application by November 1 for Sawyer Business School Fellowship Employment consideration

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Application Materials

  • Completed application
  • $50 Application Fee (waived for students who visit campus)
  • Resume
  • Goal Statement (essay)
  • Two letters of recommendation (learn more)
  • Unofficial transcripts of all post-secondary work. Admitted students enrolling in the program will need to have official transcripts, including proof of degree conferral, on file prior to their first class
  • Official TOEFL, IELTS, Duolingo or PTE-Academic Scores (international students only)

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Cost of Graduate Study at Suffolk

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Financial Aid for Graduate Study

Suffolk University is pleased to offer merit-based financial aid to graduate students—these awards can be up to $14,750 per academic year. Merit-based aid is awarded based on the applicant's academic credentials presented on the admission application. No separate application is required for merit consideration.

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