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Diplomacy Graduate Students
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Master of Arts (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. Our customizable academic program builds essential skills and helps students cultivate a deep understanding of who they are and how they can have a positive impact on the complex, interdependent world they've inherited.

We work collaboratively with students to shape practical learning opportunities such as internships, international study seminars and original research projects; students apply their knowledge and skills in international relations directly to real-world situations. With guidance from faculty mentors, students turn academic projects into published works that advance new ideas, discuss current issues with United Nations officials and much more.

MA Diplomacy International Relations

By the Numbers

  • 110 Average Graduate Student Enrollment
  • 20 Countries Represented
  • 600 + Internship Partner Hosts
  • 5 Ranking of Int'l Relations in Forbes' "Best Master's Degree for Jobs"

Take Heart. Take Action.

Seton Hall’s School of Diplomacy is a laboratory of learning and action, committed to the professional development of a diverse, service-driven student community.

United Nations

I first developed at Seton Hall many of the skills I utilize today managing relationships with government institutions in Mexico. The ability to research, produce and present data-driven points of view has positively impacted the quality of my work post-graduation.

Jack Campbell, M.A. '10
Associate Director, Strategic Solutions Group, Marsh & McLennan, Mexico City, Mexico

Curriculum

As a diplomacy student, you'll have the opportunity to take classes and complete professional projects with former ambassadors, United Nations officials, practicing judges and attorneys. Your classroom experience will hone your skills in policy analysis, negotiation and conflict management, professional writing and research methods and help you build expertise in one or more areas of specialization.

But you won't just study — you'll actually practice — diplomacy and international relations. Our required internship program capitalizes on our proximity to New York City and presence in Washington, D.C., providing you with access to the United Nations, private firms, government and international nonprofit organizations.

You'll also sharpen your networking abilities by engaging with distinguished guests and successful alumni.

Just minutes from New York City and a few hours from Washington, D.C., the School of Diplomacy and International Relations is an ideal place to study international relations and practice diplomacy firsthand. Through a unique alliance with the United Nations Association of the United States of America and the United Nations Foundation, students are exposed to today's leaders and policymakers.

Students from around the world come together to participate in a multidisciplinary curriculum that emphasizes multilateral diplomacy, conflict resolution, international economics and leadership. Our distinguished faculty brings essential theories and practical perspectives to the classroom. With a growing network of alumni working in the field of international relations, the School is strengthening international institutions by contributing well-prepared and talented diplomatic professionals.

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