Master of Arts in Diplomacy

Designed for Advancement

Since its inception in 1997, the primary goal of the first online master’s program at Norwich University, the Master of Arts in Diplomacy, has been to help promote career advancement. A lot has changed in two decades - at Norwich University, in higher education and the world. Today’s incoming students and alumni represent a diverse array of industries, occupations, and nations. 

A volatile global financial market, national, regional and international security concerns, and a “flattening” of the world, to borrow a phrase from Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist, Thomas Friedman, all have resulted in increased stakes for activity that extends beyond one’s borders and within. Making sense of the political, social, and cultural nuances of the world stage - whether you’re working as a rising executive for a multinational corporation, a diplomat for your country, as a senior officer for a branch of the military, or in any role and in any organization where international activities impact your organization’s effectiveness - is critically important now more than ever.

Career Outcomes

We are proud of the graduates of the diplomacy program, many of whom occupy influential roles in leading organizations throughout the world. Example positions include Senior Adviser to the Minister of International Trade and Maritime Domain Awareness Analyst.

Part of our recipe for the program's success is the caliber of students Norwich University attracts. A large number of our incoming students have experience abroad prior to enrolling in our master’s program, and many are working in an international capacity while completing the degree. This exposes students to a range of worldviews to help broaden their perspective, and a rich network to draw from for years to come.

As graduate Danilo Zimbres, a diplomat serving as Vice-Counsel for Brazil in Frankfurt, Germany, puts it:

"During my studies at Norwich I could interact with senior officers from the U.S. Armed Forces, important leading figures of the United Nations, and senior managers from Non-Governmental organizations. We have established during the course of our studies solid bonds of friendship that will outlast our graduations and constitute an important networking factor in our professional lives."

Our graduates want to share this dynamic educational experience with others. In a recent survey*, 90% of our alumni respondents said they would recommend the Master of Arts in Diplomacy online program to someone they know.

Where Our Graduates Work

Norwich diplomacy program graduates are employed by organizations such as the United Nations, General Dynamics, and the U.S. State Department, and in positions such as intelligence advisor, communications director, and government relations director. A recent survey* showed that 85% of graduates who wanted to advance in their career were successful in doing so. Select employers of graduates from our online diplomacy program include:


  • Alcatel-Lucent
  • American Institutes for Research
  • Booz Allen Hamilton
  • CACI International
  • Grant Thornton LLP
  • Himle Law firm
  • Knowledge Point, LLC
  • L-3 Communications
  • Lockheed Martin
  • Northrop Grumman
  • PSC Group LLC
  • Raytheon
  • Toyota
  • Unisys
  • Wells Fargo


  • Air National Guard
  • Army National Guard
  • U.S. Army
  • U.S. Coast Guard
  • U.S. Marine Corps
  • U.S. Navy
  • U.S. Air Force


  • Canada Border Services Agency
  • European Parliament
  • Federal Bureau of Investigation
  • U.S. Border Patrol
  • U.S. Department of Defense
  • U.S. Department of Homeland Security
  • U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
  • U.S. Food & Drug Administration
  • U.S. State Department
  • U.S. Embassies

Non-Governmental Organizations/Non-Profits

  • Academy for Educational Development
  • American Red Cross
  • Babies Can’t Wait
  • The Cato Institute
  • Center for Democracy & Human Rights in Saudi Arabia
  • Children’s Medical Center
  • Family Legal Advocates
  • Save the Children
  • Stop Child Executions
  • United Nations

*Source: Norwich University Master of Arts in Diplomacy Graduate Survey, fielded March 2014