Whether you’re just embarking on a career or are already working, you’ll share a passion for politics with you classmates in Suffolk’s graduate program in political science. Plus, you’ll study in Boston, a vibrant political powerhouse renowned for launching personalities and initiatives that have reshaped civic life at the local, national, and international levels.

Concentrate on What Matters to You

Suffolk’s graduate program in political science offers you two distinct tracks for specialized training:

Professional Politics Concentration

Gain a solid base of academic knowledge and then hone the practical skills that will prepare you for work as a lobbyist, campaign manager or consultant, or leader in the government or nonprofit arenas. You’ll master topics like legislative organization and function, party politics and voting, and writing and data analysis in public policy. You can also pursue an internship for more hands-on experience and networking opportunities.

International Relations Concentration

This concentration prepares you to make a difference on a truly global scale. If your interests lie in policy development and analysis spanning cultures and geographic borders, choose this option. You’ll focus on international political economy, international organizations, human rights, and regional politics (the Americas, East Asia, Europe, or the Middle East). You can also gain essential practical experience at an international organization based within or outside the United States.