Graduate Admission

Pursuing a graduate degree at Suffolk University means you’re in the heart of Boston’s dynamic downtown center, where government, business, and nonprofit industries intersect and powerful real-word experiences are at your fingertips.

Choose from 50+ graduate programs within the College of Arts & Sciences and Sawyer Business School to fit your ambition, schedule, and professional goals. The Suffolk University Office of Graduate Admission is here to help at every step of your application process, from reviewing admission requirements to identifying University grants and scholarships.

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Graduate Admission Requirements

Ready to take the first step? Suffolk graduate admission requirements include:

  • Online application
  • $50 application fee (waived for students who visit campus or attend an event virtually)
  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Unofficial transcripts of all post-secondary work (official transcripts required to enroll)
  • Goal statement or essay
  • Resume
  • References/Recommendations
  • Proof of English proficiency (International applicants only)

Most graduate admission requirements are universal, whether applying to Sawyer Business School or the College of Arts & Sciences. The majority of our programs are test optional or offer waivers to those who qualify. Select programs do require GMAT or GRE, and certain programs may require additional materials or steps.

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Important Application Dates & Deadlines

We encourage applying for admission to Suffolk graduate programs as early as possible. By applying on or before deadlines, you’ll get priority consideration for admission, financial aid, and scholarships. Most programs offer admission on a rolling basis through the guidelines below, although some programs enroll in the fall only and adhere to specific deadlines. Please view all dates and deadlines for detailed information.

Start Term Recommended Submission Dates
Fall semester

International applicants: June 15
Domestic applicants: August 15, then rolling
SBS Fellowship consideration: July 1

Spring semester International applicants: December 1
Domestic applicants: January 4, then rolling
SBS Fellowship consideration: November 1
Summer semester April 1 (Domestic students only)

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Sawyer Business School

At Suffolk’s Sawyer Business School, graduate students learn from a faculty of scholars and practitioners and immersive, client-based experiences in the middle of Boston’s innovation and financial center.

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The College of Arts & Sciences

Master's and doctoral students at Suffolk's College of Arts & Sciences apply classroom theory through real-world experience, with access to expert faculty mentors and a global alumni community.

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