International Law and Diplomacy
The Department of Government and Politics offers students the opportunity to complete a Certificate in International Law and Diplomacy. This certificate can be obtained independently or as a complement to the master’s degree. Students who have already completed their M.A. degree in the department may continue to study for the certificate
Students must successfully complete 18 credits (6 courses) in international relations courses. A minimum of 2 courses out of these 6 must be taken from the following International Law and Diplomacy courses (GOV 271, 341, 343, 344)
Eligible students will automatically receive this certificate upon conferral of their degree.
Dr. Diane Heith, Ph.D. Associate Professor and Chair
Government & Politics
St.John Hall Room 234
Queens, NY 11439
Margherita Panzera, Assistant Dean
St. John’s College
Via Marcantonio Colonna 21A
Rome, Italy 00192
+39 06 393842
U.S. Tel. (212) 815-9216 Ext. 2
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Graduate Admission Information
Robert Medrano, Director
Office of Graduate Admission
Scholarships and Assistantships
The majority of scholarships cover 25% tuition. They are awarded to incoming students on the basis of merit for the entire period of studies. To be considered for a scholarship, applicants must include an additional letter with the application material stating an interest in being considered as a candidate. Students holding tuition scholarships are required to pay general fees and any other program fees required for specific courses.
Graduate assistantships covering 50% or 100% of the tuition cost are only offered to currently matriculated students who are enrolled at the Rome campus. They are awarded on the basis of academic achievement, the needs of the St. John's administration and possession of the skills necessary to fulfill the requirements of the position. Full and half tuition remission for up to 4 classes per semester is awarded and all students must maintain a full-time study program. The renewal, contingent on satisfactory work, is at the discretion of the University. Students who are interested in applying must complete the appropriate assistantship application form and submit it with the application materials. The application form for both scholarships and graduate assistantships is the same and can be found online here.
Resident assistantship opportunities are offered to currently enrolled students on a semester basis. RA's work closely with the Resident Director and live on campus. The part-time position includes assisting with student arrival and departure days, serving as an emergency contact for the students, and enforcing campus policies and procedures. Knowledge of Italian is an advantage. Remuneration for work includes a single room in the residence and a meal plan.