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Graduate Admissions Requirements  

A complete application for graduate admission includes the following:

  • View a printable step-by-step application checklist
  • A completed electronic application form with $75 application fee.
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  • Attach a 500 word statement of purpose, briefly discussing professional and/or academic accomplishments, career goals, and how graduate study will serve you in taking the next step towards making these goals realities. M.A. and Executive M.S. program candidates may highlight academic specializations of interest and note faculty members that they are particularly interested in working with.
  • Enter the contact information for two to three references. Our system will automatically contact your references with instructions on how to submit the recommendation letter. The electronic application form can be submitted in advance of receipt of recommendation letters.
  • Attach a current resume/CV.

The below documents can be provided either electronically to diplomat@shu.edu or by mail to:

Daniel Kristo
Office of Graduate Admissions
School of Diplomacy and International Relations
Seton Hall University
400 South Orange Avenue, McQuaid Hall Room 114
South Orange, NJ 07079 USA

  • Official transcripts to be sent directly to us from each college and university attended for credit toward any previous degree. Transcripts from institutions not accredited in the United States or Canada must also be evaluated, course-by-course, by an organization that is a member of the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES) or by the American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers (AACRAO).
  • Official standardized test scores to be submitted by the test administrator (use School code 2811):
    • For native English speakers, provide either GRE, GMAT or LSAT scores. GRE requirement is waived for Executive M.S. program applicants.
    • Candidates who speak English as a second language must provide official scores attained on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or the International English Language Testing System (IELTS).
  • Applicants may be asked to provide additional information or attend a personal interview.

Executive M.S. applicants must demonstrate 7 years of relevant professional work experience. A master's degree in a related subject area may be considered as a substitute for 2 years of experience.

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