Applications are accepted on a rolling basis for admission in the fall or spring. Most classes meet in the evenings, and you may study part- or full-time. Merit-based scholarships and other forms of financial aid are available.

Admission Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university
  • GRE, GMAT, or MAT
  • International applicants: Successful completion of the TOEFL, IELTS, or PTE-Academic

For full details, please visit Graduate Admission.

Waiver of Admission Examination

You may qualify for a GRE/GMAT/MAT waiver when applying for admission to Suffolk’s Master of Education in Administration of Higher Education program if you meet one of the following criteria:

  • You have graduated from an accredited college or university with a cumulative grade point average of 3.4 or above (out of 4.0), or from Suffolk University with a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or above.
  • You have at least three years of relevant, full-time experience in a higher education setting, pending review and evaluation by the Graduate Admission Committee.

For more information, please contact Ariana Greco, Graduate Admission Counselor, at or 617.573.8302.

Financial Aid

Financial aid for graduate students in all disciplines is limited. However, you will be considered for any available aid when you complete your admission application and appropriate financial documentation (e.g., the FAFSA).
The most common form of financial aid for the Administration of Higher Education program comes in the form of Graduate Fellowship opportunities. A variety of fellowships are available to full-time Suffolk graduate students. In addition to providing partial tuition remission and a stipend, these fellowships offer students an excellent opportunity to gain hands-on experience relevant to their studies. Award and stipend amount, selection criteria, and employment responsibilities vary. Among the many offices offering fellowships are: Student Activities and Service Learning, Residential Life, Advising, Ballotti Learning Center, Admission, and Diversity Services.

Please see the Office of Student Financial Services for more information, or contact Dr. McMickens.