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Online Certificate in Post-Conflict State Reconstruction and Sustainability

A Unique Alliance to Foster Progress

Many regions of the world face critical socioeconomic and institutional challenges as they strive to create sustainable peace in the wake of violent conflict. The certificate in Post-Conflict State Reconstruction and Sustainability online program is a unique alliance between Seton Hall University’s School of Diplomacy and International Relations, the United Nations Association of the United States of America and the United Nations Foundation. This innovative diplomacy program will prepare you to address the need for professionals with the skills to address rising conflicts and tensions in states striving for successful state reconstruction.

15 Credits

Program time to completion:


9 Months

In this unique international relations and diplomacy program, your coursework will focus on diplomacy while exploring theories, research and case studies on what causes conflict. You will then learn to diagnose various types of conflict and examine techniques for avoiding, managing or resolving it.

Build the skills to effect positive change in societies that have emerged from violent conflict and gain exposure to today’s diplomatic leaders and policy makers in this one-of-a-kind program.

Program Learning Outcomes

In this program, you will:

  • Assess the role of cultural factors in analyzing conflict and conflict resolution practices.
  • Apply a range of theories, concepts and approaches to explain particular aspects of conflict.
  • Apply critical analysis to various conflict situations to identify the drivers of conflicts and their cultural implications.
  • Diagnose failings in the manner in which post-conflict countries have been aided in the past and to propose solutions with durable results.
  • Systematically and analytically assess peacekeeping and peacemaking approaches.
  • Develop procedures for truth and reconciliation commissions.

By the Numbers

  • 600+ Internship Partners to Date*
  • 39 Annual International Leaders and Influential Policymakers Hosted*
  • 1997 Year we formed a unique alliance with the UNA of the USA*
  • 6 The School has 6 Research Centers*


Why Seton Hall’s Certificate in Post-Conflict State Reconstruction and Sustainability Online?

  • Unique opportunity: Learn from prominent diplomats and practitioners – the Sérgio Vieira de Mello Visiting Chair in the Practice of Post-Conflict Diplomacy — through public lectures, class visits, and professional development workshops.
  • Connections: 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.
  • Quality: Study at a leading international relations and diplomacy program and affiliated member with the Association of Professional Schools of International Affairs (APSIA).
  • Immersion: Gain exposure to NGOs to learn how to assess challenges and opportunities in post-conflict efforts and strategize to policy.
  • Hands-on learning: Study in an interactive curriculum that incorporates diplomacy through simulations, discussions, practitioner lectures, research, fieldwork, and case studies.
  • #118 National University – U.S. News & World Report
  • One of America’s Top Colleges – Forbes
  • One of the Best Colleges in the Nation for Your Money – CNN Money

A Career with Purpose

Very few institutions offer standalone certificates in post-conflict state reconstruction and sustainability, making this unique program from Seton Hall University a quick, efficient way to build a skill set that is valued by:

  • International agency staff
  • UN practitioners
  • Government civilian planners
  • Employees of non-governmental organizations (NGOs)
  • Educators
  • Professionals responsible for solving conflicts

The credits from this program can additionally be later applied to a master’s degree in Diplomacy and International Relations or an Executive M.S. in International Affairs.

A Certificate in Post-Conflict State Reconstruction and Sustainability online from Seton Hall’s School of Diplomacy and International Relations prepares you to meet the need for skilled professionals with specialized knowledge and training in post-conflict reconstruction in the world’s many fragile states. Gain the knowledge to make a difference. Contact an Admissions Advisor at (844) 823-1198 to learn more or Request More Information.