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Academic Success

Upon joining the School of Diplomacy community, you become what we like to call #diploforlife. Whether you are an undergraduate or graduate student, we will support you in achieving academic and professional success by partnering with you in a process of mutual investment over the course of your Seton Hall career and beyond. This page serves as an introduction to our advising resources. We are here to help you make the most of your Diplomacy experience by providing information, answering questions, and making referrals to School and University partners ready to walk with you on the path towards realizing your goals.

Undergraduate and Graduate Advising

All Diplomacy students are assigned to faculty and staff advisors based on their academic program and their specialization interests. To confirm your advisor name, contact Susan Malcolm, Faculty Secretary, at susan.malcolm@shu.edu or (973) 275-2969.

You can meet with your advisor in three different ways – by appointment, during office hours, or during Open Advising.

  • Appointments are scheduled by contacting the advisor directly. Forty-eight hours of advanced notice is recommended. See faculty and staff directories.
  • Office Hours are posted on faculty doors and maintained by Susan Malcolm. If you report to a professor’s office hours and are unable to connect with them, contact Susan Malcolm for assistance.
  • Open Advising sessions are held over the course of approximately three days, prior to course registration, for you to obtain your registration PIN number and discuss your plans for completing your course of study. The Open Advising schedule is shared through the School’s weekly electronic newsletter, the Diplomacy E-News. If you are unable to attend open advising, you will need to schedule an appointment with your advisor to obtain your registration PIN number.
    In order to get the most out of the advising process, it is recommended that you examine your own academic progress and view the online course schedules before meeting with your advisor or attending one of the open advising sessions. In addition, we encourage you to check Banner in advance of the registration period in order to make sure there are no holds on your account that would prevent you from registering.

Registration

Learn more about the registration process, undergraduate and graduate registration schedules, and resources on securing text books.

Course Catalogues and Frequently Offered Courses

Course catalogues, including approved undergraduate and graduate Seton Hall courses and their corresponding descriptions, are produced annually by the University.

Since these guides include courses that are offered with varying degrees of frequency, you may wish to review the School of Diplomacy’s undergraduate and graduate frequently offered courses list, updated every five years.

E-News

The School of Diplomacy produces a weekly electronic newsletter for students, faculty and staff which highlights important School and University news, upcoming events and opportunities relevant to Diplomacy students. This newsletter is sent every Monday during the academic year, and periodically during the summer. If you are registered as a Diplomacy student or Diplomacy minor and are not receiving the Diplomacy E-News, please contact Susan Malcolm to confirm your place on our mailing distribution list.

Program Audit Worksheets

Diplomacy students are responsible for monitoring their own academic progress and consulting with their advisors to complete their program requirements for graduation. You may view your completed courses and associated grades by logging into your PirateNet account and selecting Banner self service.
In preparation for meetings and discussions with your academic advisor, you should complete the program audit worksheet relevant to you. See all program audit worksheets.

B.S. Diplomacy and International Relations B.S./J.D. 3+3  B.S./M.A. Five-Year
M.A. Diplomacy and International Relations M.A./M.A Strategic Communication M.A./M.B.A.
M.A./M.P.A. Public Administration M.A./M.A. Asian Studies M.A./J.D.
Executive M.S. International Affairs Graduate Certificate: United Nations Studies Graduate Certificate: Post-Conflict State Reconstruction and Sustainability
Graduate Certificate: Global Health Management    

Declaring a Major/Minor or Graduate Specialization

Students can request to change their major/minor and graduate specializations/concentrations online. Requests will be forwarded to Associate Dean Ursula Sanjamino and Senior Associate Dean Courtney Smith for approval. Declaration of majors/minors other than Diplomacy will be forwarded to the appropriate department or college. Graduate students, including Dual-Degree students, do not require approval to declare or change their specializations/concentrations, but are encouraged to meet with their advisors or specialization directors before doing so. 

Steps: 
1. Log into Pirate Net
2. Click on Self-Service Banner
3. Click on Student and Financial Aid
4. Click on Student Records
5. Click on Request to Change Major/Minor/Concentration

Policies and Procedures

View the School of Diplomacy Standards of Academic Conduct, Academic Grievance Procedure, and guidelines on requesting Letters of Recommendation.
View Seton Hall Policies and Procedures

Internships and Professional Development

The School of Diplomacy is committed to your professional development and pleased to host a Director of Internships and Professional Development as well as a Director of Professional Services to work exclusive with Diplomacy students. The Directors offer individual appointments, group workshops, career planning and search strategies, and more. Learn more about these offices and the tools and services they provide:

University Resources

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