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Seton Hall University - College of Human Development, Culture, and Media

Seton Hall University - College of Human Development, Culture, and Media

Seton Hall University - College of Human Development, Culture, and Media


The College of Human Development, Culture, and Media is a premier choice for students seeking a high quality, interdisciplinary communication and arts degree that is based on a sound liberal arts education, embraces today's digital culture, and empowers students to lead, create, and communicate with responsibility, passion, and excellence.

Through our interdisciplinary approach to learning, our graduate programs embrace today’s digital culture while training students to lead and solve pressing problems in their chosen field as well as society. Graduates are prepared to practice in a multi-media world – whether that be as a multi-media communicator, teacher, counselor, psychologist, school or law enforcement leader.

Graduate Programs

The information, digital and cultural industries are growing by leaps and bounds. Within the past decade or so, the demand for communication and visual/performing arts degrees has increased by more than 50 percent.

In response to these exciting trends, Seton Hall University's College of Human Development, Culture, and Media enables innovative, genuine, and professional interaction in academic, social, artistic, and technological settings. Its diverse and flexible programs, anchored in the humanities and featuring cutting-edge technology and innovative curricula, provide opportunities for meaningful collaboration across disciplines. And its ideal location - only minutes from New York City - affords students a wealth of internship and networking possibilities right at their fingertips.

Campus Features

Seton Hall has the ideal location — close to all the action, yet not engulfed by it. The University's suburban, 58-acre park-like campus sits proudly within the picturesque town of South Orange, New Jersey. South Orange provides small-town charm with tree-lined streets, historic homes and quaint shops, as well as big-city opportunities with New York City just a short 14 miles away.

Getting to New York is easy — just a quick ten minute stroll to the town center and you can hop on the train and be in NYC's Penn Station in just about 30 minutes. While you're in town, enjoy all South Orange has to offer: diners and pizzerias, banks, pharmacies, Starbucks, Cold Stone Creamery, Garden of Eden Marketplace, South Orange Performing Arts Center, a movie theater, and so much more.

Our location gives you a tremendous edge when it comes to internship and job placement opportunities. We take full advantage of the Big Apple, the world's largest job market and the capitals of finance, fashion, entertainment, art, publishing and international diplomacy. And if all the advantage and opportunity of the Big Apple isn't enough, New Jersey, one of the wealthiest states in the nation, is brimming with opportunity too. Seton Hall's backyard boasts a powerhouse corporate corridor of more than 50 Fortune 500 companies, pharmaceutical giants and major corporations. For you this means networking, internship and career opportunities.


    To be considered for admission to any of the graduate degree programs, applicants are required to submit the following materials:

    • Electronic application and application fee
    • Resume/Curriculum vitae
    • Personal statement (up to 550 words, about 2 pages) - please review our tips and suggestions
    • Official transcript(s) from all institutions attended - including pre- and post-baccalaureate coursework
    • GRE or Miller Analogies Test (MAT) scores (see below for waiver criteria)
    • Letters of recommendation (2)

    In addition to the above application materials, international applicants must satisfy the following admissions requirements-

    • Course-by-course transcript evaluation from an accredited transcript evaluation agency
    • TOEFL or IELTS exam (if English is not an applicant's native language)
    • Video conference, as requested

    Approved transcript evaluation agencies include:

    If English is not an applicant's first language, please arrange to have official TOEFL or IELTS scores sent directly to Seton Hall University. The institution code for Seton Hall University is 2811.

    For mor information, please contact Ms. Brittany Scoles at [email protected].

    Visa Requirements

    International Student Visa Requirements

    For international applicants who require a student visa, the Office of International Programs (OIP) will evaluate an applicant's materials to determine if they are sufficient to issue an I-20. An I-20 is used to apply for an F-1 student visa.

    The documentation necessary for an I-20 includes-

    • Declaration and Certification of Finances with attached proof of ability to pay for the cost of education
    • Request for Certificate of Eligibility (I-20) form
    • International students currently residing in the United States must also complete a Visa Sponsorship Transfer form indicating the SEVIS release date.

    Scholarships and Funding

    All applications for admission received by the deadline are considered for any available College-level scholarship opportunities. When funding is available and a student is eligible, notification about a scholarship is communicated in writing.

    Graduate Assistantships

    These are competitive full-tuition awards for students who have been accepted to a graduate degree program. Additional information about Graduate Assistantships, as well as a listing of external scholarships related to Communication and the Arts for which an international student may be eligible, is available from

    Please note, if you intend on pursuing a Graduate Assistantship opportunity, all items required as part of your application to a degree program must be received and you must have been notified of your acceptance to the program before submitting applications for assistantships.

    Dean’s Graduate Scholarships

    The criteria for these awards vary by semester, but an applicant with a strong academic record is likely to receive an award. Please note, a separate application for the Dean’s Graduate Scholarship is not required. Your complete application for admission including all supplementary requirements will be considered for any available funding. Should you be awarded a scholarship, you will be notified following your acceptance to the program.

    External Sources

    Please visit for a list of externally funded scholarship opportunities for students pursuing programs related to Communication and the Arts. These opportunities are not via Seton Hall and are updated regularly.

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    English Language Requirements

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