Do You Need to Be in the Military?
Although Norwich is famous for its Corps of Cadets and military lifestyle on campus, civilian students thrive here, too. Our online student population is a mix of both military-affiliated students and others with no military connections at all.
For 200 years, Norwich University’s Guiding Values and mission have helped create an atmosphere of excellence. We are the nation’s oldest private military college and the birthplace of ROTC, serving a diverse student body that reflects the world today, civiilian, military career-focused, and online.
The simple answer is no, you do not need to be in the military or associated with the military in any way to be a Norwich Online student.
Since 1997, our online student body has been composed of people from all over the world. Our students are business professionals, servicemembers on deployment, federal, state or city employees looking to advance their careers, veterans, first responders, hobbyists, and so much more! Offering bachelor's degrees, master's degrees and professional development certificates, Norwich Online graduates build upon their Norwich educations to launch or grow careers and make outsized contributions to their communities, the nation and the world.
I am constantly working on projects in the UAE, Africa, Asia, and the U.S. and was able to put my knowledge to work immediately, particularly in cross-cultural communication and negotiation styles.
'14 Master of Arts in DiplomacyRead Story
Inspired by her husband's Marine Corp. career and her interest in military history, Jessica Colon finds opportunities and confidence through Norwich's military history program.
'19 Master of Arts in Military HistoryRead Story
I think the most unique part about Norwich is the people. The faculty are outstanding. I couldn't tell you how much time and energy my professors gave me to help me prepare for my future career.
'16 Computer Forensics and Incident Response ManagementRead Story
I was attracted to the Strategic Studies and Defense Analysis program because of its relevance to my experiences downrange and my general interests as a whole.
'13 Bachelor of Science in Strategic Studies and Defense AnalysisRead Story
This program allowed me to see the value of studying topics sometimes separated from the twentieth century by a great deal of time and space.
Roy Charles Parker Jr.
'22 Master of Arts in Military HistoryRead Story
Roy Charles Parker Jr.