School of Diplomacy and International Relations at Seton Hall University
Why you should consider this program
The M.A. in Diplomacy and International Relations is a 45 credit degree program that can be completed entirely on campus, or in a hybrid format, depending upon the customization options selected. Thirteen functional and regional specializations, as well as a professional internship, allow candidates to tailor their course of study to meet individual interests and goals.
The Schools dedicated internship and professional services offices support students career development through one-on-one advising, workshops, alumni mentorship, and guidance with competitive internship, fellowship and placement opportunities in public service, business, law, and the nonprofit sector.
Through a unique alliance with the United Nations Association of the USA, the School offers students a wide range of academic and professional benefits, including a UN Summer Program, Semester in Washington, D.C., the opportunity to serve as youth representatives to the UN, contribute to research, participate in special events featuring high-level officials and more.
Just 14 miles from New York City, the epi-center of international relations, Seton Halls academic excellence has been singled out for distinction by The Princeton Review, US News & World Report and Bloomberg BusinessWeek. Coverdell Fellows join a community of scholars and practitioners committed to making a difference
Benefits for Coverdell Fellows
|Tuition/fees for Complete Program||Value of Coverdell Fellowship||Net cost *|
|In state||$ 54,540||$ 14,544||$ 39,996|
|Out of state||$ 54,540||$ 14,544||$ 39,996|
Where the cost savings value of the Coverdell Fellowship comes from
Coverdell Fellows receive a scholarship of six (6) credits per year (approximately
$7,272); up to 12 credits total over the duration of their program. See graduate tuition details at:
The $75 application fee is waived.
Fellowships awarded per year (average)
Up to three awards per year
Other benefits or opportunities
may be considered for other financial aid options, including Research
Assistantship and/or Graduate Assistantships.
Annual cost of living (estimated)
Application fee waived?Yes
Fellows will support the Peace Corps’ mission by completing a required internship through the School's partnership with local service communities.
Placements include, but are not limited to, positions with the American Red Cross of Essex County and the International Rescue Committee in Elizabeth, NJ, among others. Fellows are welcome to research additional sites that may be more applicable to their career aspirations.
The School's dedicated Office of Internships and Career Development is available to provide advisement and resources to assist Fellows in identifying and selecting an internship site.
Jobs for program alumni
Full-time students complete the program in 2 years. Summer courses are available if students wish to accelerate their progress.
Please follow the instructions in this page for our itemized admissions requirements: https://www.shu.edu/diplomacy/graduate-admissions.cfm Coverdell applicants must complete Seton Hall's electronic graduate application and must include one paragraph in their personal statement of interest indicating top qualities that make them strong Coverdell Fellow candidates. In addition to the required admissions documents, applicants must attach a copy of their Peace Corps DOS in the online application or email it to [email protected]
In order to be considered for a Coverdell fellowship, applicants must apply for fall admission to the M.A. in Diplomacy and International Relations program by May 1. Candidates must complete Seton Hall's electronic graduate application and must include one paragraph in their personal statement of interest indicating top qualities that make them strong Coverdell Fellow candidates. In addition to the required admissions documents, applicants must attach a copy of their Peace Corps DOS in the online application or email it to[email protected].
Fall and Spring
MA candidates may take advantage of our on campus and online courses. In addition students may participate in international seminars, the Semester in Washington DC program and UN Summer Intensive program in New York City. To qualify for the Coverdell Fellowship, students must be enrolled full-time.
Year Coverdell Fellows partnership started