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Graphic Design

Suffolk University

12 months
32160 USD/year
32160 USD/year
Tuition fee
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Whether you’re planning a career in graphic design or you’re already a designer looking to expand your skills, Suffolk University’s Master’s in Graphic Design (MAGD) will help sharpen your ability to blend technology and theory with the classical composition skills needed for the execution of sophisticated design solutions. 


As a designer, you will learn to bridge the gap between ideas and understanding, clearly communicate complex information, and create a sense of connectivity through visual innovation.

Our practice-oriented program can be adapted to match your unique talents and interests. Build your design portfolio, develop your professional skills and refine your ability to develop concepts and implement visual language in print and digital media with a Master’s in Graphic Design from Suffolk University.

Why Study Graphic Design at Suffolk University?

In our program, your studies will culminate in a thesis project that enables you to pursue a path of advanced study in a topic that interests you. Because of this individualized approach, you’ll work closely with the graduate program director, the design faculty, and thesis advisors to develop a comprehensive body of work focused on making a change in what we know and what we do in today's world.

Suffolk provides you with:

  • Unparalleled one-on-one instruction with instructors throughout your studies
  • Support for your individual voice and desired path—we want you to explore your goals through your vision, as we are not a cookie-cutter portfolio factory
  • A practice-based program that believes in the value of independent exploration, iteration, and individuality
  • Renowned faculty who are active in their respective fields of expertise

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Graphic Design Graduate Studio
  • Masters Foundation
  • History of Graphic Design
  • Computer Applications in Design
  • Conceptual Typography
  • Experimental Design Studio

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


36 SCH



On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Completed application
  • $50 application fee (waived for students who visit campus)
  • Resume
  • Goal statement (essay)
  • Two letters of recommendation 
  • 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
  • Portfolio (20-25 pieces of recent original artwork) submitted via the online application 
  • Official TOEFL, IELTS, or PTE-Academic scores (international students only)

Tuition Fee

To alway see correct tuition fees
  • International

    32160 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 16080 USD per semester during 12 months.
  • National

    32160 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 16080 USD per semester during 12 months.
  • $1,340 per credit

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.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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