You know that insightful and influential policymakers at the highest levels of national defense remain vital to the protection of the United States and its citizens and to the diplomatic presence of the U.S. abroad. Prepare to take on advisory and supervisory roles with the Department of Defense and other government agencies, independent contractors, think tanks and organizations in the defense industry with the Norwich University online Master of Arts in Defense Policy program. Gain the research, analytical and communications skills to think and act decisively in critical, real-world defense scenarios from one of only a few master’s-level programs.
Norwich is dedicated to your career success. Learn from expert faculty of retired military and defense personnel, as well as academic specialists. You will be able to easily balance school, work and military schedules with a flexible online learning platform.
If you are a military veteran, a professional seeking to advance your current career in non-combat military roles or a civilian working in the Department of Defense, the State Department or defense-related industries, a master’s in defense policy is a crucial next step to achieving your goals. Learn to evaluate significant trends in defense policy as it relates to human rights, international law, intelligence, kinetic operations, diplomacy, conflict management and interagency activities with coursework grounded in historical context. You will gain a graduate-level understanding of the current security environment, national and international defense policies, defense strategies and decision-making methodology.
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Norwich University is accredited by the New England Commission of Higher Education (formerly the Commission on Institutions of Higher Education of the New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Inc.).