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2017 Graduate Education | International Affairs

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Seton Hall University, School of Diplomacy and International Relations


Just minutes from New York City, the School of Diplomacy and International Relations at Seton Hall University offers a customizable academic program with personalized guidance from a community of colleagues recognized for advancing both the teaching profession and the field of international affairs.

“Our diverse faculty merges innovative techniques with years of diplomatic experience to offer curricula that evolve rapidly to address the concerns of a global agenda in constant flux,” says Andrea Bartoli, the school’s dean.

Mentorship from faculty advisers, stimulation from a multicultural student body, and a robust lineup of professional development workshops enrich and complement the classroom experience to prepare students for a broad range of careers in the public, private, and nonprofit sectors. Students practice diplomacy through required internships, jobs, and dialogue with visiting diplomatic practitioners and business executives. They also collaborate directly with the dean and faculty on timely research projects and engage the leaders of countries such as Cuba, Spain, and Ethiopia during international study seminars.

Students at UN Headquarters, where they participated in the Seton Hall School of Diplomacy and International Relations UN Summer Seminar

Through the school’s relationships with the United Nations Foundation and other international organizations, students benefit from course offerings at UN Headquarters in New York, as well as on-campus courses taught by UN experts and a Semester in Washington, D.C., program.

The Semester in Washington, D.C., program allows students to pursue competitive internships and Seton Hall classes in Washington, D.C., while maintaining their financial aid packages and full-time student status. The School’s Office of Internships and Career Development supports students in securing their internships and connects them with established alumni in the D.C. area who are working in fields related to students’ interests.

In addition to its long-established MA in Diplomacy and International Relations, the School of Diplomacy now offers the Executive MS in International Affairs for mid-career professionals. The Executive MS program provides a unique level of flexibility for global-minded professionals looking to advance their careers. The 10-course program can be completed in one year. A series of six electives allows students to hone specialties that they develop through classes on campus, online, and in international study seminars.

“Our diverse faculty merges innovative techniques with years of diplomatic experience to offer curricula that evolve rapidly to address the concerns of a global agenda in constant flux.” –Andrea Bartoli, Dean, School of Diplomacy and International Relations, Seton Hall University

The MS program is designed to meet the needs of a wide range of professionals, including military officers, international business specialists, returned Peace Corps volunteers, foreign diplomats, and others. Participants benefit from one-on-one career advising through the school’s Office of Professional Services, networking opportunities with visiting world leaders, and the school’s close-knit alumni community.

The school also offers dual degrees with business, law, public administration, strategic communications, and Asian studies, as well as three certificate programs: Post-Conflict State Reconstruction and Sustainability (online), UN Studies, and Global Health Management (offered in collaboration with the university’s School of Health and Medical Sciences).

Graduate assistantships and a range of graduate scholarship opportunities are available for incoming students.

Master’s Degrees offered: See Program Directory

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