Seton Hall University’s College of Arts and Sciences and School of Diplomacy and International Relations offer a 60- credit dual degree program that combines the Master of Arts in Diplomacy and International Relations with the Master in Public Administration in Nonprofit Organization Management; Public Service: Leadership, Governance and Policy; or Health Policy and Management.
The joint degree takes advantage of the similarity in the goals of the two programs for preparing professionals equipped to respond to the challenges of public sector administration in a global environment.
The Master of Arts in Diplomacy and International Relations combines global studies in cultural, organizational and economic issues with international management and leadership training, internships and a research project or thesis. The Master of Public Administration is a professional degree for those employed or seeking management positions in the public and nonprofit sectors. The program stresses development of managerial and analytic skills, as well as ethical and professional values.
Students must apply independently to each degree program, preferably indicating at the time of application that they intend to follow the joint M.A./M.P.A. program if admitted. Only one application fee for the two programs is required.
Students may also apply for admission to the dual degree program after admission to either of the two separate programs, but some loss of credits may result from such late admission.