Suffolk University-Sawyer Business School

Why you should consider this program

The Sawyer Business School (SBS) at Suffolk University provides students a world-class business and public service education. Our engaged faculty leverages a central Boston, Massachusetts location and fosters collaborations with local, national, and global community partners to generate high-quality scholarship and enhance the integration of classroom lessons with experiential learning. In doing so, we graduate global-minded, knowledgeable, and socially responsible professionals who embrace innovation and change.

We believe we are closely aligned with the Peace Corp's mission and RPCVs are eligible for a Peace Corps Coverdell Fellows Scholarship. Successful candidates will gain a multicultural perspective critical for success in today's global economy. Our curriculum has a global focus that explores how business practices differ among nations and introduces you to new cultures and economic environments. Our graduates secure exciting positions across a wide variety of fields, including non-profit and non-governmental institutions.

Fellows completing the Program will receive a highly ranked graduate degree from SBS. Many master's degree options exist, ranging from a Master of Healthcare Administration, Master of Public Administration (MPA), a Master of Arts in Global Public Policy, and more. In addition, the Fellows will complete a substantial internship which will benefit a high-need American community.

Benefits for Coverdell Fellows

Tuition/fees for Complete Program Value of Coverdell Fellowship Net cost *
In state $ 64,728 $ 19,418 $ 45,310
Out of state $ 64,728 $ 19,418 $ 45,310
* 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

Minimum 30% tuition discount unless student qualifies for higher merit (up to 50%)

Fellowships awarded per year (average)


Annual cost of living (estimated)

$ 26,992

Application fee waived?



Education & Development Center. They will also get assistance from the Center’s internship coordinator with the guidance from the Coverdell Fellow coordinator as well as faculty within their programs of study.

Suffolk University’s Center for Community Engagement has partnerships with over 50 local, national and international community organizations working in these spaces and is eager to be able to help Coverdell Fellows find appropriate internships.

Coverdell Fellows will be expected to secure their own internships with organizations whose work is in support of impoverished and/or socially disadvantaged communities in the United States, but have significant guidance and assistance from the resources listed above. Fellows will determine which type of organization or community they want to serve, taking into consideration the skills and experiences they bring and what they want to accomplish in personal and professional growth.

Other details

Program length

Varies by program, 9-24 months

Application requirements

university transcripts, goal statement essay, resume, 1 recommendation letter (professional or academic, no friends or family)

Admissions process

Fellows apply here, Be sure to indicate that you are a Peace Corps member on your application. All graduate courses are held in the evening Monday thru Thursday

Program begins

Spring: Mid-January, Fall: Early-September

Non-traditional options

  • Online degree program

all graduate courses are held in the evening Monday thru Thursday

Year Coverdell Fellows partnership started



Christina Kulich-Vamvakas, Ph.D., Instructor & Internship Coordinator – Political Science & Legal Studies Department

73 Tremont Street, #1087
Boston, MA 02108