Master of Arts in International Relations

Online Master of Arts in International Relations at Norwich University

Quick Info

  • Coursework completed in 18 months
  • Classes capped at 15 students
  • Personalized support

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Next Session Start Date
Monday, March 6, 2017
Application Deadline
Monday, February 6, 2017

What you'll need »

A completed application includes the following:

  • Application form
  • Resume
  • Official transcript of your undergraduate degree from a regionally or nationally accredited university
  • Letter of intent
  • Letter of recommendation from a professional or academic contact
  • Fulfillment of any additional program-specific requirements

Prospective students typically have one week past the application deadline to submit all pieces to be considered complete.

For more information, visit our master’s admissions pages.

Gaining a Global View and Real-World Application

You only have to look at the crises happening in the US and around the world to see its clear that international relations affects all of us. Norwich University’s Master of Arts in International Relations program equips students with a comprehensive understanding of the political, economic and cultural issues impacting today’s global stage, as well as core theories, underlying principles and practical strategies. These skills and knowledge will provide a broad sense of the issues impacting the global landscape and through our individualized research component, a well-defined perspective in your area of expertise. At Norwich, you can prepare for a meaningful academic or professional career working across the ever-changing international arena.

Given the broad nature of our program, students come from a variety of backgrounds including business, government and the military. Our curriculum offers a blend between theory and practice to help you learn how to be a global leader. Our research component provides the opportunity to personalize your learning by applying your knowledge of the complex global landscape to an area of your choice. Specialize even further with one of five concentrations: International Security, National Security, International Development, Cyber Diplomacy and Regions of the World.

Our students benefit from faculty who are dedicated, approachable and supportive, providing a direct connection to our instructors and facilitating the personal interactions that can help you succeed.

Last but not least, a master’s degree in international relations from Norwich University can help set you apart. Our proud history as the nation’s first private military college and our long standing, unparalleled commitment to public service set our international relations program apart in academia and our graduates apart in the professional world.

The Norwich Advantage

  • With four concentrations to choose from and an individualized research component, you can customize your international relations program studies based on your personal interests and career goals.
  • Small class sizes allow you to build strong ties with other students, creating relationships that last beyond graduation.
  • Form deep connections as you work directly with our approachable faculty who understand the realities of working professionals and military students.
  • Evaluate various political, economic, and social issues surrounding your choice of a topic or geography of interest; providing you with subject matter expertise in an area relevant to your career.
  • Build your academic research acumen and command of the methodologies, techniques and best practices employed in academia today. Learn how to properly collect and analyze information, and how to build compelling cases based on credible insights.
  • Through our flexible online platform, you can access program content and contribute to class discussions on your own schedule and at your own pace each week. Four start dates per year (March, June, September, and December) allow you to engage with the program when it’s most convenient for you.
  • Norwich’s long standing commitment to military education and public service sets our international relations program - and your degree - apart.

Career Preparation

Whether you want to advance your international relations career or acquire the theoretical background and skills necessary for academia or within private industry, the military, or the non-profit sector, Norwich University’s Master of Arts in International Relations program can help you achieve your career goals. This program will provide a broad sense of the issues impacting the global landscape and a well-defined point of view in your area of expertise. Careers in this area include: diplomats, journalists and policy analysts.

How to Get Started

We are here to help you achieve your goals. From information on how to apply to the Master of Arts in International Relations program to tips on how to manage your time, we will guide and support you throughout your Norwich experience.

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