The MPA Program, offered through our Institute for Public Service, is a NASPAA-accredited master's program. It's a distinction that identifies Suffolk’s MPA degree as one of the country’s top-tier academic programs in public administration.

Your faculty link analytical curriculum requirements with “real-world” cases to give you a practical education that represents the cutting edge in public management practice. What you learn in the classroom Monday night, you can bring to the office Tuesday morning.

Choose a concentration in community health, state & local government, or nonprofit management. Other career options include, but are not limited to:

  • Government Policy and Leadership Management
  • Public Budgeting and Financial Management
  • Law and Public Policy
  • Public Service Leadership
  • Policy Analysis and Evaluation
  • Philanthropy and Media
  • Public Safety
  • Human Resource Management

Flexible Options

Whether you’re a working professional or a full-time student, your class schedule is flexible to fit your lifestyle. Many graduate courses are held in the evenings, with the option to take some courses on Saturdays or in the summer. You can also enroll in travel seminars and hybrid courses. The program can be completed in as few as three semesters of full-time study or six semesters of part-time study.

Professional Development

You also have access to our EDGE Professional Development workshops, which are open to all graduate school students across all campuses. Led by executive coaches and corporate consultants, the workshops help you build your resume, expand your network, resolve conflict, and much more.

Our graduates work in all levels of government, nonprofits, healthcare, and public service. MPA alumni include members of the U.S. Congress and the Massachusetts House and Senate, as well as cabinet-level officials, municipal managers, and chief executive officers in every type of public service organization imaginable.

But most importantly, our alumni are invested in your success. They come back to teach, mentor, speak in courses, and take classes.