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Norwich University

Norwich University's tradition of excellence and proud military heritage that began at its campus in 1819 is reflected in its online graduate programs. All of the Norwich online programs offer relevant, focused curricula, and small, interactive classes. As an institution long associated with innovation in education and the preparation of the nation's business, government, and military leaders, Norwich faculty and its graduates continue to contribute to the development of the economic, political, and social infrastructure of the nation and the world.

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Norwich University





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Norwich University is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Inc., through its Commission on Institutions of Higher Education.

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Convenient Online Distance Learning

The Norwich Online programs are delivered asynchronously to give you the ability to factor in the demands of your personal life and professional duties. Norwich University also provides 24/7 technical support with access issues within the classroom, to ensure you can learn any time of the day. The 15-18 month online coursework is capped off with a 1-week residency trip in June to Norwich University, located in the heart of Vermont's Green Mountains.

The Norwich Advantage

Master of Business Administration

An MBA can help give you a substantial edge in today’s highly competitive global market. In fact, it’s increasingly becoming a minimum requirement for advancement. That’s why Norwich University offers an ACBSP-accredited online MBA designed to help maximize your personal and professional potential. Our program intends to expand your core business knowledge in finance, marketing, operations and resource management; prepare you to tackle current, real-world management challenges; and equip you with the legendary leadership skills that Norwich has been offering its students since its inception in 1819.

As an MBA student at Norwich, you can expect to:

Choose either the general MBA which provides a breadth of foundational courses in business management, or specialize in one of the following concentrations: Finance, Organizational Leadership, Project Management or Supply Chain Management & Logistics

Master of Civil Engineering

Based on recent recommendations from the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), Norwich University's Master of Civil Engineering offers you a "3-in-1" online program. The MCE blends civil engineering technical competencies with business management principles and project management fundamentals. You can customize the program by choosing a concentration in: Structural Engineering, Environmental/Water Resources Engineering, Geotechnical Engineering, or Construction Management. The comprehensive curriculum will provide you with the knowledge to efficiently manage projects from design to implementation. Our learning model combines relevant theory with real-world application for immediate results. Norwich is the first private university in the United States to offer a civil engineering program. If you’re in need of refreshing your skills, but do not have the necessary background to be successful in the program, prerequisite courses are available.

Master of Arts in Diplomacy

Norwich University’s Master of Arts in Diplomacy online program gives you the knowledge, perspective and insight that are critical to your success, whether your field is politics, business, journalism or any other specialty. You’ll have the opportunity to learn from accomplished faculty and peers from across the globe, and help position yourself for steady advancement in an international career. Choose from one of three concentrations: International Commerce, International Terrorism or International Conflict Management.

Master of Arts in Military History

Military history students share a common thirst for knowledge that requires a broad look at historical events from all corners of the world and accounts of those events from multiple viewpoints. The Norwich University Master of Arts in Military History online is a far-reaching expedition that compares military strategies and outcomes across borders, oceans and generations. Conflicts such as the American Revolution, the Civil War, the Vietnam War and World Wars I and II are dissected through a comprehensive study of differing interpretations, giving students a sweeping consciousness of world military history.

As the nation’s very first private military college and the birthplace of the ROTC program, Norwich University is uniquely qualified to deliver this advanced degree program. Our graduates have served in every American war since Norwich was founded in 1819.

Master of Arts in History

The Master of Arts in History online program at Norwich University gives you the opportunity to embark on a pivotal educational voyage into the past. This thought-provoking degree program allows you to analyze, discuss, and debate the key historical moments, events, and people that helped to shape the current world in which we live.

Master of Public Administration

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The public sector needs strong leaders at every level to implement new ideas and to tackle today’s tough issues. The Master of Public Administration online program from Norwich University gives students the opportunity to acquire the skills that the field demands with the flexibility of a 100% online platform.

  - Build your public administration foundation with a rigorous core curriculum that focuses on policy implementation, research and analysis, law and organizational leadership.
  - Expand your degree by choosing from 7 concentrations, ranging from Organizational Leadership to Municipal Governance.
  - Develop your financial literacy, critical thinking, communication, interpersonal and leadership skills with Norwich University, a leader in public service education since 1819. 

Master of Science in Information Security & Assurance

Norwich University's Master of Science in Information Security & Assurance online program allows information security professionals to integrate their technical competencies with business management skills. A comprehensive core curriculum and an individual case study project equip graduates with the skills to manage and lead an organization-wide information security program. Since 2002, the National Security Agency (NSA) and Department of Homeland Security (DHS) have designated Norwich University as one of the first Centers of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance Education in the country. Our unique seminar system presents highly integrated material by functional area, rather than in separate, concurrent course segments. In addition to the core curriculum you will also be able to delve further into specific-subject areas through concentration courses.

Master of Science in Nursing

Now more than ever nursing educators and administrators are needed to train the nurses of tomorrow and lead organizations that deliver critical health care services. Both of these important nursing functions – education and administration – offer you the opportunity to advance your career, attain greater life-work balance, and realize personal growth. Norwich University, a nearly 200-year old institution that has trained the nation’s military and civilian leaders, offers a CCNE-accredited Master of Science in Nursing online program that provides you with the skills needed to become a leader in the nursing field, and the opportunity to specialize in one of two concentrations: nursing administration or nursing education.

Master of Science in Leadership

Driven leaders do so much more than cultivate the success of an organization - they make a lasting impact that resonates through every facet of an organization. Norwich University’s Master of Science in Leadership online program emboldens multi-faceted leaders and emerging leaders to actively hone their skills.

Our curriculum provides students with a multidisciplinary framework where you examine key concepts such as organizational behavior, human capital management, strategic communication, change management, and emotional intelligence through case studies and workplace-based projects. You will then learn to identify, understand and apply your own leadership methods to real-world scenarios with the expert mentorship of dedicated faculty and dynamic student to student interactions.

A master's degree in leadership from Norwich can help you make a greater impact.

Earn your Master of Science in Leadership with Norwich University.

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