Students may only apply to one program at any one time. International students may have additional requirements for admission.
Applicants must submit the following items to the Office of Graduate Admission:
- Application form and fee: Complete the online application and submit the non-refundable $50 application fee. A credit card or online bank draft is required for submission via the online application. For paper applications, please send a check or money order payable to Suffolk University, making sure that your full name is printed on the check. Please do not send cash.
Alumni and currently enrolled degree students of Suffolk University may have the application fee waived. To receive the waiver, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Official Transcripts: Submit sealed, original trancripts from each college or university attended.
International Transcripts: Effective for Spring 2014, applicants who have attended an institution of higher education outside of the United States are required to submit an official “Course-by-Course Evaluation” of their academic credentials. You may use any NACES-member organization to complete the evaluation. Our preferred providers are World Education Services (WES) and Center for Educational Documentation (CED). If the evaluation organization does not provide us with certified, official copies of your academic transcripts, you will be required to have them submitted to us separately.
NOTE: International applicants for Summer and Fall 2013 are strongly encouraged to submit an official course-by-course evaluation, but may choose to submit official transcripts directly to the Office of Graduate Admission.
Confirmation of Undergraduate Degree: Your undergraduate degree must be from a regionally accredited college or university in the United States or must be an equivalent degree granted by an institution in another country (as determined by the Office of Graduate Admission). If you are currently completing your undergraduate degree, you must arrange to have your final transcript sent to the Office of Graduate Admission before classes begin.
Statement of Professional Goals: Please outline your reasons for applying to the program. Include a candid analysis of professional objectives, both long- and short-term, and indicate how the graduate program to which you are applying will help you achieve them. There is no minimum or maximum length for this statement; however, one to two pages is usually sufficient. Please be advised that the Global MBA requires an additional international experiences essay.
Resume: Submit a current resume summarizing your academic qualifications, appropriate work and volunteer experience, relevant skills, and any honors or awards you have received.
Recommendations: Submit two letters of recommendation from faculty members with whom you have studied or from people with whom you have worked professionally. The recommender may submit the letter online (you will register them in the online application). Alternatively, a paper letter may be submitted. The recommender should use personal letterhead when available, sign the letter, include their full name and contact information, and submit in a sealed, signed envelope. We cannot accept recommendations via email or fax.
Academic Testing (GMAT, GRE, MAT, LSAT): Please review the information below, then refer to your program of interest for specific testing requirements as some graduate programs do not require standardized testing for admission. Examination scores must be submitted directly by the testing agency to the Office of Graduate Admission to complete the application process. Scores are valid from the date taken for five (5) years. In addition, test scores will be reviewed once and only once. Students may not submit new scores after admission in order to be reconsidered for merit aid.
Suffolk University's code for ETS test scores is 3771. No department code is needed for GRE test-takers. Suffolk University's code for the GMAT are program-dependent, as follows:
MBA full-time: ZWT-BN-92
MBA part-time: ZWT-BN-83
Executive MBA: ZWT-BN-29
Other Masters: ZWT-BN-55
English Proficiency: International applicants must submit proof of English proficiency via successful completion of the TOEFL or IELTS. Additional details, including exemption criteria, can be found on the International Students page.
Interviews: Admission interviews are required for the following programs and will be scheduled once your application becomes complete:
- PhD in Clinical Psychology
- Executive MBA
- Global MBA
- Master of Arts in Graphic Design
- Master of Science in Finance