College of Arts & Sciences

How Do I Apply?

To apply to the online M.A. in Strategic Communication and Leadership:

When Will You Make a Decision on My Application?

We will make a decision within two weeks of receiving your application and all other required materials. If you are accepted but all classes are full, you will automatically be placed on the wait list for the next learning team.

Students will be accepted to the program on a rolling admissions basis and there is no strict application deadline. However, space in MASCL is divided into Fall (September) and Spring (March) cohorts.

Where Do I Send My Application Documentation?

M.A. in Strategic Communication & Leadership Committee
Seton Hall University
Arts & Sciences Hall 220
400 South Orange Avenue 
South Orange, NJ 07079

Admissions Criteria and Prerequisites

  • Minimum of 5 years professional work experience
  • Undergraduate degree from an accredited college or university
  • Official transcripts
  • 3 letters of recommendation (academic or professional)
  • 1 letter of intent (500 words) that explains your goals for engaging in the MASCL learning experience. You may also use this as an opportunity to share any additional information you would like the Admissions Committee to consider for your candidacy.
  • 1 copy of your current resume

International Admission Requirements

International applicants are required to submit an official educational credential evaluation report from World Education Services. Contact information for World Education Services: 1-800-937-3895

Need Help with Your Application?

Please contact Dr. Richard Dool, Director - Graduate Studies Communication, Associate Professor, College of Communication and The Arts:, (973) 761-9490.

All Inclusive Tuition
MASCL Tuition covers program fees, room and meals for the on-campus residencies, and graduation (books and transportation are separate). Please call Dr. Richard Dool at (973) 761-9490 or e-mail for the current tuition.

The tuition does not include the application fee, your personal travel expenses, books, computer equipment, software, and Internet access.

Online courses or those taught under comprehensive fee-based structures are not eligible for tuition discounts.

G.I. Bill Yellow Ribbon Program
Eligible veterans and active duty military personnel will receive a considerable contribution toward their tuition from the Veterans Administration and Seton Hall University. To learn more about this program and the eligibility requirements, visit the
GI Bill Website or contact Garland Foster, our financial aid representative, at or (973) 275-2597.

If you are active duty military, follow this link for more information.

Textbooks and Materials
Instead of purchasing hardcover or paperback textbooks, MASCL students can purchase eBooks and download them to iPad, Kindle, Nook or other eReaders. This is more cost-effective for students and works well for those who currently own an eReader or tablet.

Tuition Reimbursement
Many MASCL students are offered full or partial tuition reimbursement by their employers. Check with your employer for more information. 

Tuition reimbursement is typically processed at the end of a semester. If you are offered reimbursement, you will still be responsible for initial payments on your tuition. Please see the financial aid section below for more information. 

Financial Aid
To help make your degree more affordable for you, we encourage you to learn more about financial aid. This link will explain some options that you have for financing your MASCL degree.

Dr. Richard Dool
Director - Graduate Studies Communication
Associate Professor
College of Communication and The Arts

(973) 761-9490

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