Admission to the School of Diplomacy and International Relations is based on careful review of all application materials. Applicants must hold a bachelor's degree or equivalent from an accredited college or university and may apply to begin either full-time or part-time study in the fall semester. Spring admission is also possible.
- A completed application form
- Official transcripts from each college and university attended for credit toward any previous degree
- A 750-900 word statement of purpose, briefly discussing professional goals, academic background and special accomplishments
- Three letters of recommendation submitted online with the application
- Official standardized test scores, GRE, GMAT or LSAT to be submitted by test administrator (use School code 2811)
- Writing samples, resume/CV are not required, but will be reviewed if submitted
- Application fee of $75
- Applicants may be asked to provide additional information or attend a personal interview
Graduate applications are considered on a rolling basis. Therefore, once an application is complete, it is reviewed. The preferred deadlines are May 1 (Fall), and October 1 (Spring).
Dual Degree Program Application
Applicants interested in a joint degree program must make a separate application and pay a separate fee to each program. Each program has its own application deadlines. To learn more, click on the dual degree program below.
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For International Students
International applicants must hold an undergraduate degree that represents the equivalent of four years of undergraduate study in the United States. A course by course credential evaluation is required for applicants who have attended institutions that are not accredited in the United States or Canada. Click here for more information on credential evaluation >>
Students who attended an undergraduate institution where the primary language of instruction was not English must demonstrate English language proficiency as determined by the International English Language Testing Service, IELTS, or Test of English as a Foreign Language, TOEFL.
International students who wish to be considered for a School of Diplomacy Merit Scholarship must submit Graduate Record Examination (GRE) scores. To report your scores to the School of Diplomacy provide school code 2811 to your test center. Applications to the M.A. program must be completed by March 31 to be considered for scholarship assistance.
Seton Hall University's Graduate Assistantships offer full tuition scholarships and monthly living stipends to recipients. Click here for more information. International students are eligible to apply.
Once international students have been accepted, their applications will be forwarded to our Office of International Programs for I-20 processing. For more information on applying for a student visa, click here.
Housing & Residence Life
Diplomacy graduate students live off-campus in apartments within walking distance of campus, in urban areas with commuter train access to campus, or in the surrounding suburbs, a short distance from campus by car. The School's graduate student organization, the Graduate Diplomacy Council, supports an on-line housing database. This forum helps students find roommates and discuss various apartment buildings and neighborhoods in the area.
For more information about housing, contact the Office of Graduate Admissions at (973) 275-2514.
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