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Dual Degree

M.A., Strategic Communication / M.A., Diplomacy and International Relations

The School of Diplomacy and the Graduate Department of Communications of the College of Arts and Sciences offer a dual degree program that combines the M.A. in Diplomacy and International Relations with the M.A. in Strategic Communication. The program brings together advanced skills in communication with in-depth knowledge of international relations to prepare professionals to meet the challenges of corporate and public communication in an increasingly complex global environment.


Diplomacy and International Relations Component (21 credits)

  • DIPL 6000 - International Relations Theory
  • DIPL 6001 or DIPL 6180 - Politics of Cultural and Ethnic Pluralism or Comparative Foreign Policy
  • DIPL 6002 or DIPL 6005 - International Organizations or Public International Law
  • DIPL 6104 or DIPL 6130 - Art and Science of International Negotiation or International Security
  • DIPL 6105 or DIPL 6155 - International Political Economy or Advanced Economic Aspects of International Relations
  • DIPL XXXX - Diplomacy Electives (6 credits)

Communication Component (21 credits)

  • COMM 6000 - Writing for Organization and Client
  • COMM 6100 - Organizational Communication
  • COMM 7220 - Effective Presentations
  • COTC/COMM XXXX - Electives (12 credits)

Research, Capstone and elective credits (15 credits)

  • DIPL 6310 or COTC 7110 - Research Methods
  • DIPL 6311 or COTC 8190 - Research Project
  • DIPL 7111 - Internship
  • Free Electives (6 credits) 


Students apply independently to each degree program, preferably indicating at the time of application that they intend to follow the joint M.A. in Diplomacy and International Relations/ M.A. Strategic Communication program. Students may also apply for admission to the dual degree program before completion of 12 credits in either of the two separate programs.


The faculty in our internationally recognized research and teaching programs are committed to guiding students to success. Seton Hall is a Catholic University where great thinkers do more than think. They teach.
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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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