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Graduate Studies

Financial Aid

Most students take advantage of loans to help fund their education. A number of private, state, and federal student loan programs are available. To learn more, contact the University's Financial Aid Office, located in Bayley Hall, at (800) 222-7183.

Additional educational benefits may be available to veterans and their dependents. To learn, visit the Veterans Education Benefits page or contact the Financial Aid Office.

Scholarships and Fellowships

The School of Diplomacy and Seton Hall University are pleased to offer a variety of financial and tuition-based awards to incoming and current students. Award value and eligibility vary. Awards for incoming graduate students include the following. Additional awards can be viewed here »

Graduate Assistantships

Deadline: Varies based on availability of openings.
Award: Up to 12 credits per semester and monthly stipend.
Eligible: Accepted and matriculated full-time graduate students at Seton Hall University.
Application: In addition to completing Seton Hall's electronic graduate application, candidates must complete a Graduate Assistant application. For details, available opportunities and application portal, visit the Graduate Assistantships page. 
Description: Graduate Assistantships are available in both School of Diplomacy and other University offices to domestic and international students. The University makes available a limited number of these teaching, research and administrative assistantships each year to full time, matriculated graduate students. Assistantships are competitive and granted for one academic year. These positions may be renewable for an additional year, based on the recommendation of the hiring department. An assistantship includes tuition remission for a maximum of 12 credits per semester and a monthly stipend. Graduate Assistants generally spend 20 hours per week doing directed professional or research work in a University department.

School of Diplomacy Research Assistantship

Deadline: Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until all awards have been distributed. Early application is recommended.
*Note: Priority deadline has been extended to May 31.
Award:
Six graduate credits per semester, up to 12 credits per academic year.
Eligible: Entering full-time fall semester M.A. students with GRE test scores above the 50th percentile.
Application: Candidates must complete Seton Hall's electronic graduate application and express interest under the "Research Assistantship" option. All required admissions materials including test scores are due before consideration will be given. Applicants must include one paragraph in their graduate application statement of interest indicating top qualities that would make them an ideal Research Assistant. M.A. program candidates who applied prior to December 22 will automatically be considered.
Description: The School of Diplomacy and International Relations offers a select number of tuition scholarships to the entering fall semester graduate class. Research Assistants will be matched with one of our distinguished faculty or senior administrators to assist with research or project management for 10 hours per week. These merit based awards are renewable for a second year of study provided that recipients maintain a 3.8 grade point average, full-time student status (9 credits per semester minimum) and perform their research duties satisfactorily.

School of Diplomacy Graduate Fellowships

Deadline: Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until all awards have been distributed. Early application is recommended.
*Note: Priority deadline has been extended to May 31.
Award: Three graduate credits per semester, up to six graduate credits per academic year.
Eligible: Entering full-time fall semester M.A. students with a 3.5 or higher grade point average and GRE test scores above the 50th percentile.
Application: Candidates must complete Seton Hall's electronic graduate application and express interest under the "Graduate Fellowship" option. All required admissions materials including test scores are due before consideration will be given. Applicants must include one paragraph in their graduate application statement of interest indicating top qualities that make them strong Graduate Fellow candidates. M.A. program candidates who applied prior to December 22 will automatically be considered.
Description: The School will offer up to ten tuition scholarships to select Fall 2015 incoming graduate students. Awards will be distributed on a first come first served basis. Fellows will be expected to participate in professional engagements and projects of the School concurrent to their graduate study. Fellowships are renewable for a second year provided that recipients maintain a 3.5 grade point average, continuous engagement with the School as expected and full-time student status (9 credits per semester minimum).

School of Diplomacy Paul D. Coverdell Fellowship

Deadline: Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until all awards have been distributed. Early application is recommended.
Award: Six graduate credits per academics, years, up to twelve graduate credits total.
Eligible: Returned Peace Corps Volunteers enrolled in the M.A. in Diplomacy and International Relations program.
Application: Candidates must complete Seton Hall's electronic graduate application and express interest under the "Graduate Fellowship" option. All required admissions materials including test scores are due before consideration will be given. Applicants must include one paragraph in their graduate application statement of interest indicating top qualities that make them strong Coverdell Fellow candidates.
Description: For more information, click here »

*Note that on the above referenced scholarship page, under research assistantships and School graduate fellowships we need to remove the outdated sentence: "M.A. program candidates who applied prior to December 22 will automatically be considered."

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