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Executive Master of Science (M.S.)

International Affairs

Designed with the mid-career professional in mind, the School of Diplomacy's Executive M.S. in International Affairs offers the training needed to develop additional skills in diplomacy and international relations within a reduced course sequence. The program builds on students' demonstrated knowledge of international affairs and prior relevant work experience. It provides a unique level of flexibility for global-minded professionals looking to advance their careers, including military officers, international business specialists, returned Peace Corps volunteers, foreign diplomats and more.

M.S. students benefit from one-on-one career advising through our dedicated alumni community.

The ten-course Executive M.S. curriculum can be completed in a single year full-time, including summer sessions, or through part-time study. The option to take some courses online is also available and allows for the program to be completed in a hybrid format.

Seton Hall University's Executive M.S. in International Affairs degree is uniquely designed to cater to mid-career professionals, offering a flexible start with online options in the first year, making it a practical choice for those looking to enhance their skills in international relations. This program distinguishes itself with experiential learning opportunities like the UN Summer Session and National Security Fellowship, which provide real-world experience in international affairs. Small class sizes ensure a personalized learning environment where students benefit from faculty expertise in diplomacy, law, and economic development. The program prepares graduates for advanced roles in international diplomacy, with alums often stepping into significant positions globally.

By the numbers

  • 16 Annual professional development workshops
  • 13 Specializations
  • 30 Minutes to New York City
  • 110 Graduate Students
BS Diplomacy International Relations

UN Intensive Study Program

For one week each summer, students engaged in the study of international relations get to see what it's like work at the United Nations, the challenges, successes and ways of contributing.

Mihailo Jovanovic

"The School's close proximity to New York City, evening/online lectures and accommodating faculty all provided me an unparalleled opportunity to continue to work full time and finish the program on schedule. Small class sizes helped me to get to know other students better and feel like a part of the community. This personalized approach is what sets the School of Diplomacy apart."

Mihailo Jovanovic, M.A. December '16
Manager, Deloitte Consulting


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 areas such as policy analysis, negotiation and conflict management, and professional writing while helping you build expertise in one or more specialized fields or world regions.

The ten-course program curriculum is fully customizable to meet each individual's current interests and future needs. Through a series of six electives, M.S. students can pursue functional as well as regional specializations, or explore a variety of topics relevant to their career goals.


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.

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Nabeela N. Alam
Assistant Professor of International Economics and Development
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R. Joseph Huddleston
Associate Professor
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Yanzhong Huang
Professor; Director, Center for Global Health Studies
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Ann Marie Murphy
Professor and Director of the Center for Foreign Policy Studies
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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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