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Seton Hall University

School of Diplomacy and International Relations

Seton Hall University’s School of Diplomacy and International Relations is the first, among APSIA schools, to be launched after the Cold War. Centrally located, 30 minutes via train from New York City and 2.5 hours from Washington DC, Seton Hall is the ideal place to study international affairs – offering various globally recognized graduate programs, which prepare our graduates to launch successful careers in public, private and non-profit sectors. Graduate candidates can truly customize their experience at the School by choosing from a menu of 13 functional and regional specializations. Through a growing network of more than 600 partner institutions in over 70 countries, MA candidates are able to complete at least one professional internship. In addition to classes taught on the main South Orange, NJ campus and online, graduate candidates take advantage of the Washington, D.C. semester-long program, New York City UN Summer Intensive Program and international seminars (e.g. African Union, China, Cuba, European Union, Italy, Kosovo, Spain). The School, a strategic partner of UNA-USA and an affiliate APSIA member, serves as a World Leaders Forum, which has welcomed various prominent speakers, including: Samantha Power, Susan Rice, Leymah Ghowee, Ban Ki-moon, Tony Blair, Mikhail Gorbachev, Shimon Peres, Mohammad Khatami with Cardinal Theodore McCarrick, Gil Carlos Rodriguez Iglesias, Kofi Annan and more.

Degree Programs

DEGREE PROGRAMS (learn more via

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
Professionals with seven years of work experience can apply to complete their master’s degree in an accelerated, ten course sequence.

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., Strategic 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.

CERTIFICATE (NON-DEGREE) PROGRAMS (transferable towards the degree programs):

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 bio-terrorism and a pressing need for innovative approaches to health crises all point to the importance of a global approach in health management.

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