College of Arts & Sciences at Suffolk University

Why you should consider this program

The programs supported by the Coverdell Fellowship include: MS in Crime and Justice Studies, MS in Ethics & Public Policy, MS in Mental Health Counseling, MA in Applied Politics and an MA in Global Public Policy. While they all have unique and exciting features, each offers rigorous academics, small classes, expert faculty and hands-on learning. Full and part-time options are available. Tuition rates below are for the Crime and Justice program only. Full tuition details are available here: Cost of living also varies.

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Benefits for Coverdell Fellows

Tuition/fees for Complete Program Value of Coverdell Fellowship Net cost *
In state $ 35,000 $ 10,500 $ 24,500
Out of state $ 35,000 $ 10,500 $ 24,500
* Net cost is equal to tuition/fees minus fellowship value. For some universities, the fellowship value includes non-tuition/fee benefits such as health insurance or housing—see the first point below for more details.

Where the cost savings value of the Coverdell Fellowship comes from

All accepted Fellows will be awarded a scholarship equivalent to at least 30% of their tuition charges (some students may be eligible for a higher merit-based award). Awards will renew up to a total of four semesters for full-time enrollment or eight semesters for part-time enrollment (minimum of 6 credits per semester). Scholarships are available for the Fall and Spring semesters only.

Fellowships awarded per year (average)


Annual cost of living (estimated)

$ 20,000

Application fee waived?



As part of their studies, Coverdell Fellows will complete an internship at a site that (a) benefits an underserved population, (b) complements the curriculum of the graduate program, and (c) aligns with the students goals.

Jobs for program alumni

Chief of Staff at MA House of Representative State Trooper, New Hampshire State Police Probation Officer, Brockton District Court Transitional Coordinator, Elliot Community Health Services Research Analyst for the Federal Stimulus Oversight Committee, MA State House Crime Analyst, Massachusetts State Police Compliance and Ethics Program Strategist at LRN, a leading national business ethics consultancy Addiction Treatment Specialist, North Charles, Inc. Clinical Intern, Massachusetts Correctional Institution Framingham Community Support Counselor, Riverside Community Care Relapse Prevention Technician, Whitney Academy Economic Development Association (Scotland) Massachusetts Department of Labor Standards Government Operations Agency, California Commission on the Status of Women, City of Boston

Other details

Program length

2 years typically, depends on program

Application requirements

Online application, transcripts, recommendations (1-2 depending on program), goal statement, resume, GRE- if required by program

Admissions process

Check the Coverdell box within the application. Applicants must have an earned bachelors degree from an accredited institution and have satisfactorily completed their Peace Corps service. Admission decisions are based on a number of factors, including prior academic performance, relevant experience (e.g. your time volunteering with the Peace Corps, professional work experience, etc.), test scores (if required), the goal statement (essay), recommendations, and your fit in the program.

Program begins

Late August and mid-January each year

Non-traditional options

Courses are offered full and part-time, afternoons and evenings.


Ariana Balayan, Associate Director Graduate Recruitment

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Boston, Massachusetts 02108