Graduate Students at Suffolk University

Congratulations on your acceptance to Suffolk University! When you pursue your advanced degree here in downtown Boston, you'll be working toward your goals surrounded by world-class institutions in technology, culture, commerce, finance, healthcare, government, and more, along with all the opportunities they represent. Our deeply experienced faculty are ready to work with you, not only to teach course material, but to mentor and help launch you into the next phase of your career.

You've made the right decision. There's simply no better place in Boston to turn your aspirations into reality than the university at the center of it all. And you can start making that happen right now by making an enrollment deposit.



Once you've made your deposit and enrolled, you can register for your classes, set up your Suffolk email, get your student ID, and officially join the Suffolk University community. See below for more information:

  • Graduate Student Portal

    Be sure to log into your MySuffolk student portal. Now that you've been accepted, you'll find new information available to you. If you have forgotten your login or password, please contact the Suffolk University Help Desk at 617-557-2000 or


  • Suffolk University Email

    You will receive your Suffolk University email address and access instructions shortly after confirming your enrollment. 

  • Tuition & Financial Aid

    Make sure you understand the tuition rates for your program. Additionally, the Office of the Bursar has helpful information on billing and payment plans.

    If you have not yet applied for financial aid, check out information on financial aid and scholarships.

    You can access and track your financial aid and scholarship information in the MySuffolk Portal. Additionally, contact the Office of Student Financial Services at 617-573-8470 or


  • Health Insurance & Immunizations

    Massachusetts state law requires immunization and health insurance for all full-time students and all international students. Detailed information can be found in the Health, Wellness & Counseling's new student requirements. Students who already have valid insurance can submit a waiver request.

  • Getting to Campus

    Familiarize yourself with Suffolk's location and decide how you'll commute to campus by viewing the Campus Map and Directions.

  • Off-Campus Housing

    The Off-Campus Housing Office (OCHO) provides advice and counseling on the housing process to students and parents. OCHO can assist you with finding appropriate living accommodations, finding roommates, and understanding the lease process. Contact the Off-Campus Housing Office at or 617-573-8647. Suffolk University does not provide on-campus housing for graduate students.


  • International Student Visas

    Your I-20 will be issued upon receipt of your tuition deposit and the required financial documentation. Visit the Graduate Student Visas page for more information on visas. Additionally, if you have any questions about the immigration process, please contact the International Student Services Office.


  • Advising & Registration

    You will be hearing from your program director shortly with instructions on advising and registration, if you have not already.


  • Orientation

    New student orientations are held separately by the Sawyer Business School and the College of Arts & Sciences. You will receive additional information via email. 

  • Student ID Card

    All College of Arts & Sciences and Sawyer Business School students may obtain ID cards at the Sawyer Building (8 Ashburton Place, Boston, MA 02108) security office, located on the second floor. To verify their status, students must present a copy of their registration and a valid picture ID. ID cards are available at all locations Monday through Sunday, 7am to 11pm, or call University Police at 617-573-8333. There is no charge for the ID card, but a replacement fee of $20 will be assessed for lost cards.


  • Deferrals

    You can request to defer your enrollment for up to one calendar year. In order to be eligible, you must first confirm your enrollment through the online portal, including payment of your enrollment deposit, if applicable. 

    You must submit your request in writing to the Office of Graduate Admission (, specifying your desired available start term. Financial awards (merit- and need-based) do not carry over; you can, however, be re-reviewed for the entering semester.  

    If you have registered for classes, you must complete the deferral process prior to the first day of classes. If you have not yet registered, you should request a deferral no later than the first week of classes.