Diplomacy Program FAQs

1. Why should I earn a Master of Arts in Diplomacy?

Norwich University’s Master of Arts in Diplomacy program provides a highly relevant, theoretical, and practical foundation in international relations that prepares students to perform effectively at senior and policy formation levels within the public and private sectors. Students graduate with valuable skills in research, information literacy, critical thinking, and communications.

2. How do I qualify for the diplomacy program?

The Master of Arts in Diplomacy program welcomes goal-oriented individuals who share our passion for public service and are committed to furthering their field and contributing positively to their community. For a list of eligibility requirements, visit the diplomacy program admissions page.

3. What courses can I take in the diplomacy program?

Students can choose from a variety of courses specific to their interests in the field of international relations. Course topics include global commerce, international terrorism, human rights and conflict, and economics and the international system. For a complete course listing, visit the diplomacy program page.

4. What concentrations may I specialize in?

Students can choose one of three concentrations: international commerce, international terrorism, or international conflict management.

5. How much will this program cost?

The current, all-inclusive cost for the Master of Arts in Diplomacy program is $29,445. For detailed information about program costs, visit the tuition information page.

6. Is there a thesis or independent study option?

The optional thesis track provides the opportunity for focused research and scholarly investigation in addition to your course work. If you wish to complete a thesis, you must present a formal application, and your candidacy must be accepted by the program director.

7. How have graduates of the diplomacy program applied their degree?

Our diplomacy alumni have found employment with a variety of public and private organizations including BAE Systems, Booz Allen Hamilton, the U.S. Army, CACI International, the Cato Institute, Grant Thornton LLP, Cable News Network, Lockheed Martin, Northrop Grumman, Boeing, the United Nations, the U.S. Department of State, and Wells Fargo. For more information, visit the diplomacy program career outcomes page.

8. How are the diplomacy program faculty members selected?

Diplomacy program instructors hold terminal degrees from established universities. They must demonstrate a wide range of university/college-level teaching experience, a strong research record, and solid, practical experience in international relations. To meet some of the featured program faculty, visit the diplomacy program page.

9. What are the requirements for applying to the program?
  • A bachelor's degree from a regionally or nationally accredited institution or an equivalent degree from a foreign institution, as evaluated by WES, IERF, SpanTran, or CED.
  • A GRE score is not required but may be requested based on your undergraduate GPA.
  • If English was not the language of previous degree study, proof of English language proficiency and minimum TOEFL scores of 550 (paper-based test) or 80 (Internet-based test, or iBT) are required unless otherwise noted in specific articulation agreements.
10. Is it possible to work full-time while enrolled in the diplomacy program?

Yes, the diplomacy program is designed to complement your day-to-day work schedule.

11. How long is the diplomacy program?

The program’s six courses (each six credits) take approximately 18 months to complete. Depending on when you start the program, you can expect your degree to be conferred in 18 to 24 months.