What will I learn?

Suffolk's Politics, Philosophy, & Economics (PPE) program is the first of its kind in the Boston area. An interdisciplinary major that draws from three academic departments, PPE will provide you with a foundation in policy, ethics, and economics. You'll develop a comprehensive understanding of the complexity of contemporary and enduring social issues--preparing you to be part of the solution to social and political challenges.

PPE students acquire knowledge and skills from all three disciplines, develop their ability to argue and write with clarity, style, and precision, and learn to synthesize and evaluate information.

Learning Objectives

Understand the disciplines of government, economics, and philosophy

Understand the institutions and rules that govern and structure political decision-making

Understand the main theories and concepts of ethics and political philosophy

Have an interdisciplinary perspective, knowledge, and skill set

Analyze and critically assess quantitative and qualitative research

Access existing economic knowledge and to interpret and manipulate economic data

Distinguish and identify the ethical, political, and economic aspects of social and political questions and challenges

Combine the perspectives, theories, and data from politics, philosophy, and economics to engage in real world social and political issues

Apply theory and methods from government, economics, and philosophy to a variety of social and political questions and challenges

Which department am I in?

College of Arts and Sciences

Study options

Full Time (126 credits)

Tuition fees
US$41,242.00 per year

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

Start date

3 September 2020, 19 January 2021


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.

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About this uni

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