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Masters Students in the School of Diplomacy and International Relations
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. 

Is an International Relations Masters degree worth it?

An International Relations masters degree from Seton Hall University prepares students for diverse careers in international relations diplomacy, international law diplomacy, and roles within international relations government sectors. The program focuses on equipping students with the necessary skills to navigate complex global issues, fostering a deep understanding of international dynamics. Graduates are well-prepared to make significant contributions in various settings, ranging from governmental organizations to international bodies.

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Attend an information session, where you'll receive an overview of our graduate programs, meet our faculty and ask questions. Plus, attendees receive an application fee waiver just for attending.

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  • 110 Average Graduate Student Enrollment
  • 20 Countries Represented
  • 600 +Internship Partner Hosts
  • 5 Ranking in Forbes’ “Best Master Degree for Jobs"
MA Diplomacy International Relations

Engage with Leaders of Today


The School of Diplomacy graduate students engaged with the UN Ambassador as part of the World Leaders Forum. Seton Hall students have the opportunities to meet and learn from accomplished leaders.

United Nations

Seton Hall has given me the opportunity to find my professional place and transition smoothly from military to civilian life. The veteran support staff was fantastic in helping me take the non-traditional route through graduate school without any problems.

Logan Whitehead, M.A. '15
Presidential Management Fellow Finalist


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. 

Internships and Professional Development

Library of CongressOur director of internships works one-on-one with students to tailor internship experiences to individual interests. Students receive personalized advice based on their career goals.

Here are just a few of the internship opportunities our students have recently pursued.

Learn more about internships and career development at the School.

Program Faculty

Faculty at the School of Diplomacy are dedicated scholars and practitioners with diverse backgrounds. They bridge the gap between theory and practice -in the classroom and beyond.

View a listing of all School of Diplomacy and International Relations faculty »

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Jane Cohen
Sergio Vieira de Mello Endowed Visiting Chair in the Practice of Post-conflict Diplomacy
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Hussein Ibrahim
Project Officer
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Tatsushi Arai
Sergio Vieira de Mello Endowed Visiting Chair in the Practice of Post-Conflict Diplomacy
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Brandon Valeriano
Assistant Professor
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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. Ready to learn more?

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