Public Administration - Applied Politics, Master | Suffolk University | Boston, United States
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Public Administration - Applied Politics

24 months
1286 USD/credit 34722 USD/year
1286 USD/credit 34722 USD/year
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The Public Administration - Applied Politics dual-degree program from Suffolk University will allow you to develop your political abilities while refining your leadership skills. This option is particularly useful if your goal is a long-lasting management career in municipal, state, or federal government.


About this Public Administration - Applied Politics Degree

With this powerful pair of degrees, you will master the intricacies of public administration in a NASPAA-accredited program in the Sawyer Business School, focusing on health policy, human resources, nonprofit management, or local, state, or federal government.

In our College of Arts & Sciences from Suffolk University, you will engage the pragmatics of the political world, including legislation, lobbying, writing, and data analysis. All of it will set you up for success in roles such as municipal manager, public service executive, legislator, or cabinet-level official.

A required internship will further strengthen your skills and provide valuable networking contacts for your career.

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Foundations of Public Service and Administration
  • Managing Financial Resources
  • Quantitative Analysis
  • Public Service Human Resource Management
  • Organizational Change
  • Public Sector Admin Law
  • Strategic Management

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


54 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

GRE admission requirements GRE®
GMAT admission requirements GMAT

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Completed application
  • $50 application fee (waived for students who visit campus)
  • Resume
  • 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
  • Goal statement (essay)
  • Letter of recommendation 
  • Official GMAT or GRE scores (Note: Testing requirements vary by program, and some students may qualify for a waiver.
  • Official TOEFL, IELTS, or PTE-Academic scores (international students only)

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    34722 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1286 USD per credit during 24 months.
  • National

    34722 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1286 USD per credit during 24 months.

Living costs for Boston

1560 - 3239 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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