Diplomacy Admissions

Getting Started on Your Application

Norwich welcomes goal-oriented individuals who share our passion for public service and are committed to furthering their field and contributing positively to their community. The following eligibility requirements are intended to ensure that those admitted to the program will be able to take full advantage of Norwich’s rigorous academic environment. Applicants not meeting these requirements will be assessed on a case-by-case basis.

Eligibility Requirements

  • A bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited institution or an equivalent degree from a foreign institution, as evaluated by WES, AACRAO, IERF, or SpanTran.
  • A GRE score is not required to apply but may be requested based on your undergraduate GPA.
  • If English is not your first language, proof of English language proficiency and a minimum score of 600 (paper-based test) or 94 (Internet-based test) on the TOEFL are required unless otherwise noted in specific articulation agreements.

Application Process

We encourage you to contact an admissions advisor (see below) if you need help at any stage of the application process. You will be required to submit the following items:

  • Application form
  • Application fee ($50, non-refundable)
  • Resume
  • Official transcript of your undergraduate degree from a regionally accredited university
  • Letter of intent
  • Essay
  • One letter of recommendation from a professional or academic contact*
  • Proof of English language proficiency if applicable (TOEFL)

* A second letter of recommendation may be requested, at the discretion of the Director of Admissions, program staff, or Program Director, in the admissions file review process.

To contact an admissions advisor:

Call: 1-800-460-5597 ext. 3378 (U.S. and Canada)
Call: +1-647-722-6642 ext. 3378 (International)
Email: mdy@online.norwich.edu

Transfer Credits

When you apply for admission to the diplomacy program, you can submit transcripts and course outlines from previously attended institutions of higher education to be considered for transfer credits. Transfer credits will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis and may be accepted for up to 12 credits. Norwich complies with VA regulations and guidelines as they pertain to transfer credits.
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Through an agreement between Norwich University and the Department of the Army/U.S. Army Command and General Staff College, up to six credit hours may be awarded toward completion of the diplomacy program requirements. Credit hours will be awarded in the Conflict Resolution Concentration for GD560 Military Intervention, or in the International Terrorism Concentration for GD562 International Response.

Non-Discrimination Statement

Norwich University, in compliance with Title IV of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Education amendment of 1972, and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, age, sex, or physical handicap in any of its policies, practices, or procedures.