M.A. in Strategic Studies 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.

Eligibility Requirements

  • Current or prior military service
  • Norwich University bachelor's degree in one of the following:
    • National Security Studies
    • Strategic Studies and Defense Analysis
    • Studies in War and Peace
    • Political Science
    • Criminal Justice
    • Management Studies (Strategic Studies concentration)
    • Other majors in addition to 4 years of ROTC education culminating in active duty service.
  • Bachelor degree in a related field from other regionally accredited undergraduate institutions who meet the military requirement may be considered on a case by case basis.
  • If English is not your first language, proof of English language proficiency is required. This can be demonstrated in one of three ways:
    • TOEFL - a minimum score of 550 (paper-based test) or 80 (Internet-based test) is required.*
    • IELTS – a minimum composite score of 6.5 is required.*
    • The applicant holds a baccalaureate or master’s degree from a college/university/institution in which the primary language of instruction was English.

Please Note:  All eligibility requirements are expected to be met unless noted in specific articulation agreements or memoranda of understand (MOUs).

Application Process

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

  • Application form
  • Official transcript of your undergraduate degree from a regionally or nationally accredited university, mailed to the address below.
  • Official military training transcripts (Joint Services Transcript/CCAF), mailed to the address below.
  • Resume
  • Letter of intent
  • Proof of English language proficiency if applicable (TOEFL)

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Mail transcripts to:
Norwich University
College of Graduate and Continuing Studies
ATTN: MASS
P.O. Box 367
Northfield, VT 05663

To contact an admissions advisor:

Call: 1-866-684-7237
Email: ssda@online.norwich.edu

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.