Non-degree Options

Get started on your Suffolk University graduate education with one of our non-degree graduate options.

Sawyer Business School Academic Microcredentials

Education doesn’t have to be an interruption. Focus on the courses that’ll take your career further and learn in a way that fits your busy lifestyle with Suffolk University’s all-new -three-credit academic microcredentials. These short, stackable academic microcredentials can help you deepen your knowledge or expand your skillset to boost your career and stand out in the job market.

Choose from over 90 cutting-edge courses in five key learning areas.

  • Healthcare, Government, and Nonprofit
  • Business Analysis and Reporting
  • Marketing
  • People Management
  • Data Analytics and Business

Admission Criteria

  • Minimum 2.8 GPA
  • Minimum one year professional work experience
  • Submission of the following as directed below through the online application:
    • Completed online SBS Academic Microcredential application
    • Copies all undergraduate and graduate transcripts. Official transcripts are highly recommended but not required.
    • Resume


  • Complete the Online SBS Academic Microcredential Application
  • Once admitted you will be issued a Suffolk University ID number. You will also receive your log in credentials which will be needed in order to search and register for courses.
  • Once you have identified a course, details about the day, time and requirements can be found by going to Self Service.
  • Simply enter the course you are interested in taking in the search box on the upper right side of the screen. Click on “View Available Sections for” to view the semester, time, day and location the course is available. Full instructions about searching and registering for courses can be found on the How to Register for Classes webpage.
  • For questions, please call at 617-573-8302 or email us. You may also visit the Office of Graduate Admission at:

    73 Tremont Street, 6th Floor, Boston, MA 02108
    Monday-Friday, 8:45 a.m. – 4:45 p.m.

Please Note: Due to Immigration and Naturalization Service regulations, on-campus non-degree course options are only available to U.S. citizens and permanent residents. Financial aid is not available for students in an academic microcredential because it is not a degree program.

Continuing And Professional Studies Program (CAPS)

For Prospective College of Arts & Sciences Students 

Students intending to pursue a graduate degree in these select programs may take a maximum of two graduate courses before applying for degree status.


  • CAS CAPS students may take a class in the College of Arts & Sciences outside of the Psychology and Counseling departments
  • Financial aid, both institutional and federal, is not available for non-degree programs. Similarly, we cannot issue immigration documents for non-degree programs

Admission Criteria & Instructions

  • Once you have identified the CAPS option you'd like to apply to, complete an online application.
  • Submit proof of a bachelor's degree in the form of a transcript to the Office of Graduate Admission via:
    • Online: Upload a scanned copy into the online application
    • Mail: 8 Ashburton Place, Boston, MA 02108
    • Fax: 617-305-1733
    • Walk-In: 73 Tremont Street, 6th Floor Monday-Friday, 8:45 a.m.-4:45 p.m.
  • Contact the Office of Graduate Admission at 617-573-8302 or email us with any questions
  • Successful applicants will receive a letter via their applicant portal that includes their University ID number

Visiting Students

If you're a graduate business student in good academic standing at another AACSB-accredited institution, you can take a course in the Sawyer Business School and transfer the credit to your university.

If the Suffolk course you select indicates a prerequisite, you must demonstrate via transcripts that you meet the prerequisite. You can take courses at our main campus in Boston. To determine if your current university or school is AACSB-accredited, please visit the Global Listing page on the AACSB website.

Visiting students must provide the following:

  • A letter (on official university letterhead) from your business school Dean indicating:
    • That you’re in good academic standing
    • The specific Suffolk Business School course(s) you will enroll in
    • That the indicated course(s) will transfer to your home program
  • Copies of your graduate transcripts. Unofficial transcripts are acceptable, but official transcripts are highly recommended

Visiting student's instructions:

  • Complete our Visiting Student Form, uploading your transcripts and letter from your dean
  • Once your application has been approved, you will be contacted by a member of the Office of Graduate Admission, and issued a student identification number
  • After the identification number has been issued, you will be instructed to contact Student Account Servies at 617-573-8430 to make a payment. Payment is required in full at the time of registration
  • Once payment has been submitted, please contact the Office of the Registrar to complete the course registration process at 617-573-8430, or by email
  • Contact the Office of Graduate Admission at 617-573-8302 with questions about graduate programs or admission policies, the Registrar's Office at 617-573-8430 with questions about registration procedures or course availability, and Student Account Services at 617-573-8407 with questions about tuition fees and payment policies

Search for Classes

Look up classes in the College of Arts & Sciences or Sawyer Business School. Select the term and subjects, as well as "GRAD" for the 'Course Levels' option.
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