School of Diplomacy Unveils New Programs
The School of Diplomacy is excited to announce the launch of two new programs: a 3+3 combined B.S./J.D. program in partnership with Seton Hall Law and an Executive M.S. in International Affairs.
Students participating in the combined 3+3 B.S./J.D. program will complete their undergraduate coursework in three years, receiving their Bachelor's degree after the first year of Seton Hall Law. This will reduce the total time required to complete both a Bachelor's degree and law degree from seven years to six.
Those interested in the 3+3 B.S./J.D. may apply to the program as incoming first-year undergraduates or during their junior year of their undergraduate degree. The program is ideal for serious high school students who know that they ultimately intend to go to law school. Interested candidates can learn more about the program by visiting: http://www.shu.edu/academics/bs-jd-diplomacy-law.cfm.
The Executive M.S. in International Affairs was created to address the needs of professionals with seven or more years of relevant work experience. Students in the program will complete the same core sequence as current M.A. students, but will be given the option of taking either two specializations or one specialization and nine credits of electives. This will allow students of the Executive M.S. in International Affairs program to complete their graduate degree in 30 credits instead of the traditional 45. Additionally, students in the Executive M.S. will not be required to complete the program's traditional research methods and thesis sequence.
This program will be one of a kind in the region, and will be ideal for those with international experience, including Returned Peace Corps Volunteers, military officers, business specialists, as well as current Diplomats and NGO representatives. In the words of the Director of Professional Services Mr. Kyle Younger, "High-achieving students in these programs become more marketable for career advancement by gaining new skills as professionals, while being taught by our world-class faculty and decreasing the amount of time it would typically take to earn these degrees."
The School of Diplomacy has launched several new programs in recent years to meet the growing interest in international relations careers, including certificates in United Nations Studies, Post-Conflict State Reconstruction and Sustainability (online), and Global Health Management. Looking ahead, the School is exploring curriculum options for a collaborative certificate in Global Studies for Teachers and Educators.
For a full list of available program options at the School of Diplomacy, visit the Schools website by click here »
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