• Graduate Admission Information

Congratulations on your acceptance as a Suffolk University Graduate Student! Please accept our best wishes for your success. We look forward to welcoming you into the Suffolk Community.

The following information will be important to you as you begin your enrollment process at Suffolk University.

Please note that course selection in graduate degree programs is usually sequential. It is important that you review the catalog course description before you make your selection.

All College of Arts and Sciences graduate students need an advisor’s signature; please contact your program director to discuss your course schedule.

Sawyer Business School students should refer to your program of study or contact your program director for clarification of course selection (MS Finance, MBA, Executive MBA, and Global MBA will receive further instructions regarding registration from the program directors.).

Click on registration for additional information or contact the Registrar's office at 617.573.8430.

Academic Calendar

The Academic Calendar is posted as a part of the Campus Calendar. Academic Listings on the Calendar are posted in black text. You can also access the Academic Calendar by going to the Suffolk home page and selecting Campus Calendar.

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Academic Support Services

Academic Support Services are an important part of the way Suffolk can help you get the most out of your graduate school experience. This includes Second Language Services, providing academic support to those students whose primary language is not English; The Office of the Dean of Students; The Ballotti Learning Center for students who are interested in finding help and improving academically; the Counseling Center, offering preventive, remedial, and developmental services to help students function more effectively in the University environment.


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The Suffolk University Book Store is located in the Ridgeway Building at 148 Cambridge Street. Regular hours are 9 am to 6 pm Monday through Thursday and 9am to 5pm Friday. Summer hours are 9am to 5pm Monday through Friday. Store hours are extended at the beginning of each semester. The store sells MBTA bus and subway passes on the first and last three days of the month and has a used textbook buyback program.

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Confirmation Reports

Confirmation that your online registration has been processed will be sent to your Suffolk email address. To learn more about Suffolk email, visit the Email FAQ page. You may also print a confirmation of your schedule as follows: Log into the MySuffolk portal and select the 'Classes & Registration' tab. Next, select 'My Grades & Academic Profile' and click on the 'My Class Schedule' menu item.  Once you register as a student, the University will use your Suffolk email account as your official email address and send all correspondence to this address. back to top^

Counseling Center

The Counseling Center offers a broad range of preventive, remedial, and developmental services to the Suffolk University community. It offers assistance with alcohol awareness, coping with crisis and loss, eating disorders, depression, and other disorders, assisting students in defining and accomplishing their personal and academic goals.

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Course Information

Course schedule information for the College of Arts & Sciences and Sawyer Business School is available in online and in PDF format for reading online or downloading and printing from the Academic Catalog and the Course Schedule. The online data will be the most current; the Academic Catalog and Course Schedule listings are fixed documents and they are not updated. The Classes & Registration section on the MySuffolk portal also allows searching for specific course subjects, levels and locations. back to top^

Computer Services

Academic Computing Contact Information
All students and faculty members belonging to the College of Arts and Science should contact Academic Computing for any hardware or software issues.

The College of Arts and Sciences Academic Computing department maintains open PC labs at Fenton 234 and Donahue 527 for the use of students and staff. Hours of operation are posted outside each lab. Fenton 338B, Ridgeway 415, and Donahue 526 PC labs are for classroom instruction and are not generally available for free time, so it is important to check the schedule before planning to use those facilities. There is also PC lab located in the Sawyer Library.

Sawyer Business School Office of Technology Management Contact Information 
All students and faculty members belonging to the Sawyer Business School should contact the Office of Technology Management at 617-573-8524 for any hardware or software issues or issues with the Sawyer Computer Labs.

The Office of Technology Management maintains a computer lab for student and employee use in Sawyer 544. Hours of operation are posted on the door or can be obtained by contacting 617-573-8636. Sawyer 521 and Sawyer 508 are primarily computer classrooms for course delivery and training sessions. Additional computing resources are available in the Graduate Student Lounge located in Sawyer 408 and in the Sawyer Library.

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Diversity Services

Suffolk University welcomes and celebrates diversity related to race, gender, nationality, sexual orientation, disability, age and other traits. The President’s Office of Diversity Services is the center of Suffolk's initiatives related to developing a welcoming campus climate for everyone.

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Every member of the Suffolk Community – students, faculty and staff – has a Suffolk University Email Account. You should know your user ID and password, and familiarize yourself with important information such as size limitations. Since you will receive important information in this account, you should check your email regularly.

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Financial Aid

Financial aid is available from the federal and state governments, the University, and private sources. It may take the form of grants and scholarships, loans, or employment. Visit the Financial Aid Office web site for complete information about what forms of financial aid may be available. back to top^

Health Services

Health Services provides:

  • Diagnosis and treatment of episodic illnesses
  • Evaluation and treatment of injuries
  • Gynecological care
  • Contraceptive management and counseling
  • Diagnosis and treatment of sexually transmitted infections
  • Premarital blood testing
  • Health and wellness counseling
  • Administration of immunizations and vaccines

Note: Massachusetts State law requires that all students taking 9 credits or more per semester have adequate health insurance coverage.

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Immunization Requirements

Massachusetts State Law requires all students who are enrolled in twelve or more credits per semester, and all international students regardless of the number of enrolled credits, to submit proof of immunizations. Click on Immunization Requirements to find out which immunizations are required and which are recommended.


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The College of Arts & Sciences and the Sawyer Business School are served by the Mildred F. Sawyer Library, which is searchable online:
73 Tremont Street
Boston, MA 02108
Phone: 617.573.8535

The New England School of Art and Design is served by the NESADSU Library:
75 Arlington Street
Boston, MA 02116
Phone: 617.994.4282

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Other Student Services

Visit the Student Affairs web site for information about athletics, campus ministry, activities and other student services including disability services.


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Program Directors

Program Directors serve as graduate student faculty advisors.

All College of Arts & Sciences graduate students need an advisor's signature; please contact your program director to discuss your course schedule.

College of Arts & Sciences Program Directors

All Sawyer Business School graduate students should refer to their program of study or contact their program directors for clarification of course selection. MS Finance, MBA, Executive MBA and Global MBA students will receive further instructions regarding registration from their program directors.

Sawyer Business School Program Directors


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Registrar's Office

Contact the Registrar's Office at (617) 573-8430 or registrar@suffolk.edu with questions or for assistance with all aspects of registration, course offerings, student information, enrollment verification, veteran's certification, transcripts, and grade reports. You must inform this office promptly of any changes in enrollment, employment, name, or address.


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Registration, Web

To register on the web, you must have a user ID and password as explained in the web registration instructions. Registration dates and instructions are available on Suffolk One Source.

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Registration, Walk-In

If you are unable to take advantage of web registration, walk-in registration will be held on Wednesday, August 31, 2011, from 4-6 p.m. in Donahue 403. If you have any questions, please contact us at 617-573-8430. You may download the registration form in PDF format by clicking here. back to top^

Student Portal: MySuffolk - Classes & Registration

The Classes & Registration section on the MySuffolk portal is your one-stop Suffolk Academic Internet Link. You can and should use this section of the portal to

  • check your grades
  • verify your schedule, including up to the minute room changes and instructor assignments
  • search a real-time database of course offerings by term, subject, course level, meeting days and times, and/or instructor assignments
  • obtain enrollment verifications
  • check both term and cumulative GPAs
  • view and print a report of your entire academic record at Suffolk
  • add yourself to online waitlists
  • register for class online with real-time confirmations
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School Closings

When weather or other emergency conditions warrant the closing or delayed opening of the University, announcements will be made between the hours of 6:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. on the Suffolk University web site home page, via the University Switchboard at (617)573-8000, and on the following radio and television stations:


WBZ 1030 AM
WRKO 680 AM 
WBMX 98.5 FM  
WBUR 90.9 FM


WBZ-TV Channel 4
WCVB-TV Channel 5
WHDH-TV Channel 7

If the storm occurs late in the day, announcements of evening cancellations may be announced from 3 pm - 5 pm. Calls should not be made to the University Police Department, radio, or television stations to verify University closing.

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Second Language Services

SLS provides academic support to those students whose primary language is not English by aiding them in strengthening their reading, writing, speaking, and listening skills.

Three different programs are offered:

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Student Employment

Suffolk offers three programs through which graduate students may seek employment.

They are: Federal Work Study, the Student Employment Program for International Students, and Fellowships available only to graduate students. Information is available through the Office of Financial Aid.

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Student Organizations

The staff members in the Office of Student Activities and Service Learning are committed to the appreciation of diversity and to developing the leadership potential of Suffolk students. Each year, 6 fellowships are awarded to graduate students in Community Service, Leadership Programs, Commuter Programs and Operations, and several Student Activities generalist positions.


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Student Photo ID Cards

Each incoming student is issued a Suffolk University ID card by the University Police. The ID card should be carried at all times and presented upon request of a Suffolk University Official.

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Student Policies and Procedures Handbook

The Student Policy and Procedures Handbook provides an easy reference for policies and procedures that govern student conduct and other aspects of campus life at Suffolk University. Other policies are contained in the Academic Catalog, the Course Schedule and the Graduate Student Handbooks for CAS and SSOM.

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Students with Disabilities

The Handbook of Services for Students with Disabilities includes descriptions of accommodations, support and additional information including outside resources. The handbook also includes the Suffolk University Notice of Non-Discrimination.

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Tuition and Fees

Tuition and fees are posted in the Suffolk University Academic Handbook, and are available online.

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Veteran's Certification and Fees

Certification forms for Veterans Benefits must be provided to the Office of the Registrar and require updating based on changes made after enrollment.

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