Master of Arts in Global Public Policy

Suffolk’s Master’s in Global Public Policy (MAGPP) program is focused on the in-depth understanding of international relations—institutions, regulation, diplomacy, and governance—across cultural and geographic borders in order to prepare you for careers in international affairs. Our location in the center of a truly international city, 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.


Suffolk’s Master’s in Global Public Policy deepens your understanding of the international landscape in order to develop the skills you need to launch a career in:

  • International political economy
  • International organizations
  • Human rights and social justice
  • International law
  • Democracy studies
  • Security studies
  • Diplomacy

Reinforce Your Knowledge of International Relations

Our program provides a firm basis in political, economic, and international relations theory, as well as providing a set of practical skills vital to success for the international policy professional, including data analysis and policy writing. A required internship will give you experience in organizations based within or outside the United States, further strengthening your study of international relations and providing valuable networking contacts for your career.

This program’s experiential-based approach means that you will graduate ready to take up professional roles that make a real difference in institutions such as the United Nations, the Peace Corps, World Health Organization, World Trade Organization, Oxfam, Amnesty International, and other international development and human rights organizations.

View the MAGPP curriculum

Cost of Graduate Study at Suffolk (2022-2023)

Per Semester Rate Per Credit Rate
$16,370 $1,364

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.

MAGPP Program Overview

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: July 15 (International Applicants), August 15 (Domestic Applicants), then rolling
Spring Semester: December 1 (International Applicants), January 4 (Domestic Applicants), then rolling
Learn more about the advantages of priority applications.

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, or PTE-Academic Scores (international students only)

View details about application materials required.

Courses & Requirements

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

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“It’s so rewarding to discuss current political issues from an academic standpoint and explore possible solutions as a classroom community. The faculty and my fellow classmates all come from different career and education backgrounds, and we have learned a lot from each other. The skills I have gained in the MAGPP program are critical to begin a career in global public policy.”

Melissa Walsh MAGPP ’21

The faculty are passionate about what they teach, and go above and beyond to make sure students fully understand complex topics. My undergraduate degree focused on public policy at a local and national level. With my MA in Global Public Policy, I’m expanding my understanding of policy at the international level.

Humza Usman Accelerated MAGPP ’21

Through the MA in Global Public Policy program, I’ve learned how to research international political issues and speak about global issues in a meaningful way. The faculty are welcoming and are more than happy to offer guidance. I always felt comfortable seeking extra help. With my undergraduate degree in psychology, coupled with my MAGPP, I hope to one day return to Taiwan and push for policy changes related to mental health services and access.

Min Fang “Amber” Luo MAGPP ‘22