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Earn Your Degree Online with Norwich

Master of Arts in Diplomacy &

Master of Arts in International Relations 

International relations is increasingly affecting us all as the world becomes more interconnected. In today’s world, broad knowledge and specialized skills are required to build cooperation, defuse tension, and promote peace between and among nations, groups, and other entities. Norwich University’s online Master of Arts international Relations (MIR) and Master of Arts in Diplomacy (MDY) programs explore the political, economic, and cultural issues impacting today’s global stage and can prepare you to become an international problem solver.

 Earn your master's degree from a university with a 200-year legacy of educating leaders.

  • Personal Support: Our advisors can help you navigate the admissions process including financial aid/Tuition Assistance.
  • Shape Your Education: Tailor coursework with a concentration to strengthen your knowledge and meet your professional goals.
  • Expert Faculty: Experience a high degree of interaction with our expert faculty who have industry and research experience.
  • Extensive Alumni Network: Norwich's alumni community can help you make global connections at private businesses, industries, and government agencies.

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Gain an International Perspective

As a Tanzanian, we’ve always [had] a responsibility of making sure that our neighbors are also safe and they’re happy with where they live. Choosing the MDY program really matched what I wanted to do when I was given a new position.

Mindy Kasiga
Master of Arts in Diplomacy
Class of 2016

M.A. in International Relations

Concentrations include:

  • International Development: Study global economic systems, human rights, globalization, and how each relates to a nation’s development
  • International Security: Focus on the protection of nations on an international level through foreign policies and world politics
  • National Security: Focus on the protection of nations on a national level through foreign policies and world politics
  • Regions of the World: Understand the issues, debates, and events pertinent to a specific world region

Learn more about the courses.

M.A. in Diplomacy 

Concentrations include:

  • Cyber Diplomacy - Policy or Technical Tracks: Study today’s fundamental issues, debates, and events in international relations pertinent to the world of cyberspace
  • International Commerce: Develop knowledge, competencies, and tools to deal with international populations including the public, government, media, online, and non-governmental organizations (NGOs)
  • International Conflict Management: Address the multiple schools of debate concerning the causes of international conflict and war and assess conflict in all its forms
  • International Terrorism: Examine the role of state-sponsored terrorism within the international community

Learn more about the courses.


Admissions & Tuition

Application Materials

  • Complete application form
  • Resume
  • Official transcript of your undergraduate degree
  • Letter of intent
  • At least one letter of recommendation from a professional or academic contact
  • Proof of English language proficiency, if applicable

Tuition & Fees

  • $767 per credit hour (33-36 credit hours)
  • $27,711-$30,012 total tuition and fees 
  • We accept military and veteran benefits and finacial aid

Scholarship Opportunities 

Students who enroll into either the diplomacy or international relations programs may be eligible to receive a $4,200 scholarship toward their degree. Complete the form to talk with an admissions advisor about scholarship opportunities.

Career Opportunities

  • Foreign Area Officer
  • Ambassador
  • Attorney-Advisor
  • Border Patrol Agent
  • Intelligence Officer
  • Campaign Operative
  • Communications Director
  • Corporate Public Affairs Advisor
  • Federal Government Analyst
  • Financial Consultant
  • Consul
  • Government Relations Director
  • Intelligence Advisor
  • International Research Specialist
  • Journalist
  • Lead Business Intelligence Analyst
  • Lobbyist
  • News Director
  • Policy Advisor
  • Public Affairs Research Analyst
  • Public Relations Officer
  • Publisher
  • Research Analyst/Associate
  • State Government Advisor
  • Teacher
  • Professor
  • Cyber Intelligence Officer
  • Cyber Security Officer
  • Corporate Executive

Impact on Your Career

The participation in the international relations online program is my chance to contribute to the Corps while becoming a well-rounded international relations professional. I believe that the master’s degree will transform me into an even more effective international military operations planner and provide a broader strategic perspective in future assignments.

Andy B. Anderson
Master of Arts in International Relations
Class of 2019

Andy B. Anderson, Residency, Class of 2019

Network of Distinguished International Scholars

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Become a part of Norwich University's global community.

Take your career to the next level with a degree from Norwich University. Complete the form above to learn more about our online diplomacy and international relations programs.

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