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2018 Graduate Education | International Affairs

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Seton Hall University,
School of Diplomacy and International Relations

 

Students are never “just a number” at Seton Hall University’s School of Diplomacy and International Relations. The school’s attentive, innovative faculty members work one-on-one with students to create academic programs customized to each individual’s unique needs and interests. Students choose whether to study in the U.S., abroad, full-time, part-time, on campus, or online. Faculty provide guidance as students select two specializations from a number of functional and regional options, including global health, conflict management, Asia, the Middle East, international law, and more. The pairings and possibilities are numerous.

Personalized mentoring by faculty advisers, stimulation from a multicultural student body, and a robust lineup of professional development workshops enrich and complement the academic experience at the School of Diplomacy. Students collaborate with faculty on timely research projects and practice diplomacy through required internships, international study seminars, and dialogue with visiting diplomatic practitioners and business executives as they prepare for a broad range of careers in the public, private, and nonprofit sectors.

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.

“Our alumni can be found testifying before Congress, commenting in the media, and presenting research internationally. Because of the unique experience this school offers and the many opportunities embedded in the program, Seton Hall graduates are literally everywhere.” –C. Eduardo Vargus, MA ’07, Senior Associate, International Center for Religion and Diplomacy (ICRD), Washington, D.C.

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

“Our alumni can be found testifying before Congress, commenting in the media, and presenting research internationally. Because of the unique experience this school offers and the many opportunities embedded in the program, Seton Hall graduates are literally everywhere,” says C. Eduardo Vargus, MA ’07.

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

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. By building on students’ demonstrated knowledge of international affairs and relevant work experience, the program offers a 10-course sequence that 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 abroad.

The School of Diplomacy plans to add a new, fully online version of the Executive MS in International Affairs beginning in January 2019. It will allow experienced professionals from any location to develop additional skills in diplomacy and international relations to advance their career.

The online and campus-based MS programs are 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.

The school also offers dual degrees with business, law, public administration, strategic communications, and Asian studies, as well as four certificate programs:

• Post-Conflict State Reconstruction and Sustainability (online)

• UN Studies

• Global Health Management (offered in collaboration with the university’s School of Health and Medical Sciences)

• Graduate Certificate in Global Studies, a new program for teachers who would like to broaden their international perspective in the classroom, offered jointly with the College of Education and Human Services. Course options address specific regions of the world, global policy, global health, international law, and intercultural relations.

Graduate Degree Programs in International Affairs:

• MA, Diplomacy and International Relations
• Executive MS, International Affairs (mid-career)
• Online Executive MS, International Affairs (mid-career)
• Dual-degree and certificate programs

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