What will I learn?

If you plan to work in government or public service, you might consider putting your career on the fast track by earning a graduate degree, too. And you can earn a dual bachelor’s/master’s degree in just five years through Suffolk’s accelerated program.

You can apply to this dual-degree & program in your junior year at Suffolk, during the spring semester, and take your first graduate course the following fall. You can take two graduate-level courses in your senior year (one during the fall semester and one during the spring semester) and then complete your graduate studies in a fifth full-time year, saving both time and tuition.

Your graduate courses will enhance the knowledge and skills you gain as an undergraduate, let you explore the field more deeply through a concentration in professional politics or international relations, and help you get real-world experience with a professional internship.

Which department am I in?

College of Arts and Sciences

Study options

Full Time (5 years)

Tuition fees
$41,242.00 (30,96,246) per year

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

18 January 2022


College of Arts and Sciences

73 Tremont Street,



02108, United States

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Students must have high school qualification.

For international students

Students admitted to this dual degree program must meet all the requirements of the undergraduate Government major (BA or BS) offered by the department of Government

Students must also meet all requirements for the master’s degree in Applied Politics (MAAP) or Global Public Policy (MAGPP).

Students will take two Government graduate courses during their senior year; one during the fall semester and one during the spring semester. The two graduate courses taken during the senior year will count toward BOTH the undergraduate and graduate degree requirements.

English language requirements

TOEFL or IELTS score (TOEFL minimum is a 79, IELTS a 6.5)

PTE-Academic with a minimum score of 54.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.


About Suffolk University

Located in the heart of Boston, Suffolk offers undergraduate degrees in over 60 areas of study.

  • Main urban campus in bustling Boston area
  • Large international student community
  • Industry connections and internship opportunities
  • Outstanding graduate outcomes