Details at a Glance
Graduate Programs In Focus, Featuring 13 Specializations
- M.A., Diplomacy and International Relations - At the School of Diplomacy, students evolve from consumers of information to producers of knowledge - immediately ready to contribute to a variety of fields.
- Executive M.S., International Affairs (on campus and online) - Professionals with seven years of work experience can apply to complete their master’s degree in an accelerated, ten course sequence.
Dual Degree Programs
Enhance your education and save time by combining your diplomacy degree with another professional program. Many dual degrees require only 60 credit hours of work and 3 years of full-time study. Compare that to 80+ credits and 4 years to complete each program individually.
Students interested in a dual degree must apply for admission to both programs.
- B.S./M.A., Diplomacy and International Relations - Earn your bachelor's and master's degree in diplomacy faster than each degree individually.
- J.D./M.A., Law and Diplomacy - Pursue a J.D. from Seton Hall Law School along with your M.A. in Diplomacy and International Relations.
- M.A., Asian Studies/M.A., Diplomacy and International Relations - Deepen your focus on East Asia studies with a 60 credit program from the College of Arts and Sciences and the School of Diplomacy.
- M.A., Communication/M.A., Diplomacy and International Relations - Thrive in the complex world of global corporate relations with this dual degree program from the College of Communication and the Arts and the School of Diplomacy.
- M.B.A./M.A., Diplomacy and International Relations - Gain a combination of business skills and international policy knowledge uniquely suited to our age. This program is offered by the Stillman School of Business and the School of Diplomacy.
- M.P.A./M.A., Diplomacy and International Relations - Meet the challenges of public sector administration with this 60 credit program from the College of Arts and Sciences and the School of Diplomacy.
- Graduate Certificate in Post-Conflict State Reconstruction and Sustainability - Develop a comprehensive foundation for building sustainable peace in societies emerging from violent conflict in as little as one year.
- Graduate Certificate in United Nations Studies - Deepen your understanding of how the policy community both utilizes and proposes to reform the UN while gaining in-depth knowledge about UN operations in a specific functional area and strengthening your professional writing skills.
- Graduate Certificate in Global Health Management - The increasing occurrence of public health epidemics, concerns with bioterrorism and a pressing need for innovative approaches to health crises all point to the importance of a global approach in health management.
- Graduate Certificate in Global Studies - New and experienced teachers will benefit from a professional development program designed to increase global competence through investigation into the world around them, recognizing the perspectives of others, communicating ideas with diverse audiences, and becoming active participants in improving conditions in the global community.
More About the School
Just minutes from New York City and a few hours from Washington, D.C., Seton Hall's School of Diplomacy and International Relations is an ideal place to study international relations and practice diplomacy first hand in a professional, dynamic and culturally rich setting. Strategically located and aligned with the United Nations, the School thrives as a community of faculty and student colleagues who share a common mission:
- To develop expertise, skills, and character through education and professional training;
- To expand knowledge through original research and practical experience;
- To graduate leaders who will guide the public, private and non-profit sectors in our interconnected world.
While participating in a variety of undergraduate and graduate programs, students are given unique opportunities to practice diplomacy and are encouraged to:
- Join a delegation on an international study tour
- Discuss critical global concerns with world leaders
- Complete professional internships, locally, or overseas
- Apply classroom knowledge to real world situations
- Assume important leadership roles on campus
- Build the confidence needed to make a difference in the fields of business, communications, diplomacy, government, law or the non-profit sector
- Take advantage of the benefits of our alliance with the United Nations Foundation and the United Nations Association
The School of Diplomacy embraces Seton Hall's longstanding tradition of a values-based education and dedication to developing servant leaders for a global society. Founded in 1856, Seton Hall is among the oldest Catholic universities in the United States. The University is home to ten schools offering nearly 200 graduate and undergraduate degree programs to 10,000 students of all races and religions.
Learn more about our admission requirements based on your profile and program of interest:
The School of Diplomacy offers open enrollment with priority application deadlines as listed below. Priority scholarship consideration will be given based on these deadlines as well. Applications received after the priority deadlines will be considered on a case-by-case basis.
1st Priority Deadline: February 20
2nd Priority Deadline: March 31
Priority Deadline: October 31st
What Our Students Say
“When we talk about a Seton Hall degree, we’re actually talking about a group of individuals who really want to give back, not only to their community, but also to the world, and that really made coming home to Seton Hall to get my Master's degree an easy decision.”David Miranda, MA in Diplomacy and International Relations ‘18
“When we talk about a Seton Hall degree, we’re actually talking about a group of individuals who really want to give back, not only to their community, but also to the world, and that really made coming home to Seton Hall to get my Master's degree an easy decision.”