Program Overview

The 15-credit online Post-Conflict State Reconstruction and Sustainability Certificate from Seton Hall University provides students a comprehensive foundation for creating sustainable peace in societies emerging from violent conflict. Studies focus on diplomacy and the causes of conflict and examine techniques for avoiding, managing and resolving it. Students graduate with the critical skills and essential field knowledge you need to make a difference in a world of uncertainty and opportunity. In the curriculum, students gain exposure to NGOs to learn how they interact with states how strategies influence policy, and how to assess challenges and opportunities in post-conflict efforts. The interactive curriculum incorporates diplomacy through exercises, discussions, practitioner's lectures, research, field work, webinars and case studies. Students also make connections that matter through the School of Diplomacy's unique alliance with the United Nations Association of the United States of America (UNA-USA) and the United Nations Foundation. The program additionally offers the unique opportunity to learn from a prominent diplomat — the Sergio Vieira de Mello Visiting Chair — through public lectures, class visits, and professional development workshops.

Career Outlook

An online Post-Conflict State Reconstruction and Sustainability Certificate from Seton Hall University prepares students to meet the need for skilled professionals with specialized knowledge and training in post-conflict resolution to address issues that are unsettling many parts of the world. The post-conflict resolution skills it teaches are valued in varied positions, including those for international agency staff, UN practitioners, government civilian planners, employees of non-governmental organizations, educators, and other roles responsible for solving conflicts.

The credits from this certificate can additionally be applied later to an M.A. in Diplomacy and International Relations or an Executive M.S. in International Affairs.

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    Program Details

    Degree Level: Certificate

    Delivery Format: 100% Online

    Accelerated Degree: No

    Accreditation & Licensing

    Middle States Commission on Higher Education


    • Attach a 500 word statement of purpose
    • Statement of Purpose
    • Resume
    • Letters of recommendation
    • Official transcripts
    • A bachelors degree

    School Overview

    Founded in 1856, Seton Hall University maintains a long-standing reputation of proven academic excellence combined with a rich Catholic heritage. The regionally-accredited university commits to quality and affordable education offering online programs that provide added flexibility for working professionals and adult students. Online graduate programs range from studies in healthcare and nursing to accounting and business administration.

    Through online programs SHU offers an intellectually challenging environment, real-world experiences and a culture of optimism that propels great minds. The University engages in a mission to cultivate the kinds of leaders who align personal ambition with a deep commitment to civic good.


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