Master of Arts in Applied Politics
You will build practical skills that are vital to success for a political or policy professional. Our location, at the nexus of federal, state, and local government, combined with our extensive alumni network, enables you to broaden your professional connections, expand your network and take the next step to advance your career.
A Political Science Degree That Enhances Your Expertise
This program’s experience-driven approach, including a required internship, will enhance your understanding of the political and policy landscape and provide valuable skills transferable to a wide variety of professional positions. You will graduate ready to take up high-impact professional roles in areas like campaign management, consulting, lobbying, interest group management, government relations, elective office, and policy research and advocacy.
MAAP Program Overview
Fall Semester: July 15 (International Applicants), August 15 (Domestic Applicants), then rolling
Spring Semester: December 1 (International Applicants), January 4 (Domestic Applicants), then rolling
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- Completed application
- $50 Application Fee (waived for students who visit campus)
- Goal Statement (essay)
- Two Letters of Recommendation
- 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, or PTE-Academic Scores (international students only)
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Cost of Graduate Study at Suffolk
Full-Time, per year
|Cost Per Credit (2020-2021)
For Part-Time students
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.
"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."
Courses & Requirements
Learn more about the classes, requirements, and different options available to complete the program.