School of Diplomacy and International Relations

Seton Hall University
South Orange, NJ


Details at a Glance

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Degrees Offered

MA in Diplomacy and International Relations (MADIR)
MS in International Affairs, Executive Track
MADIR/MA in Communication

Our Program

Our customizable graduate programs prepare confident service leaders for successful careers in the public, private and non-profit sectors.

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.

Graduate Certificates

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:

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.


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Additional Requirements

Learn more about our admission requirements based on your profile and program of interest:

Application Deadline

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.

Fall Enrollment

1st Priority Deadline: February 20

2nd Priority Deadline: March 31

Spring Enrollment

Priority Deadline: October 31st

Student Body

  • Total Students

    pound120 Students
  • Female

    female55% Female
  • Male

    male45% Male

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

Tuition & Financial Aid

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