Seton Hall University

Certificate: Post Conflict State Reconstruction and Sustainability


400 South Orange Avenue

South Orange, NJ 07079

United States





Program Information

Degrees Offered:

Certificate: Post Conflict State Reconstruction and Sustainability

Format: Online

Program Description:

About Us

Founded in 1856, Seton Hall is one of the country's leading Catholic universities. Rich in history, Seton Hall is also an institution on the rise. U.S. News ranks us among the top universities, and we have moved up 13 places in just five years. Our research grants have also soared by 75 percent in the last five years and 11 of our faculty have received Fulbright awards over the past three years.

Through online programs such as our online Post-Conflict State Reconstruction and Sustainability Certificate, we offer an intellectually challenging environment, real-world experiences and a culture of optimism that propels great minds. We cultivate the kinds of leaders who align personal ambition with a deep commitment to the civic good.


Seton Hall University is regionally accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools. The School of Diplomacy and International Relations is a leading international affairs school that is an affiliate member of the Association of Professional Schools of International Affairs (APSIA).

 Rankings and Awards

Seton Hall University and its programs are nationally recognized for their academic excellence and educational value. Our recent rankings include:

•    #124 National Universities – U.S. News & World Report
•    One of America's Top Colleges – Forbes
•    One of the Top Colleges in the Nation for Women – America's Best Colleges
•    One of the Best Colleges in the Nation for Your Money – CNNMoney
•    One of America's Best Bang-for-the-Buck Colleges – Washington Monthly

Program Description

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.


Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools, Middle States Commission on Higher Education

Facts & Figures

Classification: Doctoral/Research University—Intensive

Loans Offered: Many Seton Hall students take advantage of loans and other financial aid to fund their education. A number of federal, state and private loan programs are available for your use.

Locale: Large Suburb

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