What will I learn?

With Suffolk's International Relations Major, you can gain the knowledge and skills you need to to influence your local, national, and global environment while studying in the heart of Boston—a truly international city.

International Relations majors learn and develop the skills to work in government agencies (from local government all the way to the Foreign Service), intergovernmental organizations (such as the United Nations, the World Health Organization, and the World Bank), and non-governmental organizations and think-tanks (such as Amnesty International and OXFAM or the Brookings Institute).

You’ll study in small classes with professors who are experts in their field and have an active teaching and research agenda on relevant topics in world affairs. These include transatlantic relations and the European Union, regional security governance, global financial liberalization, the United Nations and international law, human rights and transitional justice, American foreign policy, the Politics of China and North Korea, Latin American, Africa, and the conflict in Israel/Palestine among others.

Special Opportunities

As an International Relations major, you can:

Present your original research to faculty and fellow students at our annual Political Science & Legal Studies Department Student Research Conference

Represent the department and the university at a national international policy competition

Take classes that take you to the United Nations, Cambodia, Myanmar, or other places all over the world including Suffolk's Madrid Campus

Participate in study trips and/or two-week academic seminars.

Which department am I in?

College of Arts and Sciences

Study options

Full Time (126 credit hours)

Tuition fees
$41,242.00 (30,96,246) per year
USD $20,621 per Semester; 12-17 credits per semester

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

Application deadline

1 December 2021

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 must have final high school transcript.

English language requirements

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

PTE-Academic with a minimum score of 54

Application deadline for fall is February 15 and spring is December 1.

*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