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Master of Arts in Diplomacy

Help Change the World

You know the world is ready for a change. Develop the broad knowledge and specialized skills required to build cooperation, defuse tension, and promote peace between and among nations, groups, and other entities with Norwich’s online Master of Arts in Diplomacy program. Norwich prepares you to become an international problem solver in any sector, including public, private, nonprofit and the military. 

Gain access to a learning experience that will broaden your international perspective. With Norwich’s online platform, you will work alongside diplomacy students from all around the world. Expert faculty members will mentor you from the start of your first course until you complete your degree.  

Now, it is time to set yourself apart in the professional world. Choose a concentration in the area of diplomacy that is most relevant to your career path and educational goals so that you can function effectively and manage teams across borders and in different kinds of organizations.

You, at Norwich

  • Develop skills to communicate more effectively within the complex international environment.
  • Gain a clear perspective on international diplomacy, leadership and conflict.
  • Tailor your diplomacy program studies based on your personal interests and career goals with 4 concentrations and the opportunity to pursue a thesis track.
  • Learn from and be mentored by expert faculty members, all of whom hold terminal degrees in their field.
  • Build a robust portfolio of research papers that you can leverage within your organization or submit as work samples to prospective employers.
  • Join a school with a nearly 200-year legacy and rich military history.
  • Apply to one of four start dates per year.
  • Benefit from a university recognized as offering Best Value with respect to high academic quality  and low net cost of attendance, according to the U.S. News & World Report.*

*Rankings are based on undergraduate programs and on students who received the average level of need-based financial aid.

Accreditation & Recognition

NECHE Accredited

 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.).

Program & Details

At a Glance

No GRE/GMAT required Undergraduate GPA of 2.75 or higher

 

 

Contact Admissions

Monday - Friday: 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. EDT    
Extended hours available by appointment

Call: 1-866-684-7237    
learn@norwich.edu

Transfer Credits


You may receive the equivalent of up to 12 semester credits for study conducted elsewhere. Norwich complies with VA regulations and guidelines as it pertains to transfer credits.
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International Admissions


Norwich University welcomes students from all countries who want to study through our online programs. You must complete all steps in the admissions process.
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Norwich Alumni Benefits


Reconnect with Norwich to complete your master's degree. As apart of our alumni community, you are eligible for a $2,500 scholarship and other benefits.
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Non-Discrimination Statement

Norwich University, in compliance with Title IV of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Education Amendment of 1972, and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, age, sex, or physical handicap in any of its policies, practices, or procedures.

Eligibility Requirements

  • A bachelor's degree from a regionally or nationally accredited U.S. institution, or an equivalent degree from a foreign institution, as evaluated by a NACES approved agency. 
  • If English is not your first language, proof of English language proficiency is required. This can be demonstrated in one of three ways:
    • TOEFL - a minimum score of 550 (paper-based test) or 80 (Internet-based test) is required.*
    • IELTS – a minimum composite score of 6.5 is required.*
    • The applicant holds a baccalaureate or master’s degree from a college/university/institution in which the primary language of instruction was English.

Please Note:  All eligibility requirements are expected to be met unless noted in specific articulation agreements or memoranda of understanding (MOUs).

Application Process

We encourage you to contact an admissions advisor (see below) if you need help at any stage of the application process. You will be required to submit the following items:

  • Application form
  • Official transcript of your undergraduate degree from a regionally or nationally accredited university, mailed to the address below.
  • Proof of English language proficiency if applicable (TOEFL)

Transcript Links

Mail transcripts to:
Norwich University
College of Graduate and Continuing Studies
P.O. Box 367
Northfield, VT 05663

For electronic delivery, we accept transcripts delivered from Parchment, National Clearing House, and other services if sent to cgcsamt@norwich.edu via password protection.

To contact an admissions advisor:

Call: 1-866-684-7237
Email: learn@norwich.edu

Norwich’s online diplomacy program is made up of six courses, each of which is delivered over 11 weeks for a total of 36 credit hours. Students master one course at a time, to create a strong foundation of knowledge and context for future topics.

Our graduates can build cooperation, defuse tension, and promote peace between and among nations, groups, and other entities as well as:

Develop a strong foundational understanding of diplomacy, diplomatic history, and the international system.

Focus on the area of diplomacy that is most relevant to your career path and educational goals.

Function effectively and manage teams across borders and in different kinds of organizations.

Concentrations available:

  • Cyber Diplomacy
  • International Commerce
  • International Conflict Management
  • International Terrorism

To view additional program details such as course offerings, requirements, and curriculum maps for the Diplomacy program, visit the Norwich University Course Catalog using this link.

Online Master's

2023-24 Tuition and Fee Schedule

When applying for a graduate program at Norwich University, there are two essential factors to consider: what does it cost, and how can you pay for it? There are many ways to get financial assistance and several financial strategies that can help you achieve your academic and professional goals. We are here to help you identify and pursue the options that are best for you.

Tuition at a Glance

  • Credit Hours: 36
  • Cost Per Credit Hour: $698; $550 (military; veteran; first responder) 

Financial Aid Resources

2023-24 Tuition and Fee Schedule

Master's Program

Rate Per Credit 2023-24Tuition Additional Expenses Total
$698; $550 (military; veteran; first responder) $3,300-$4,188 /term

Technology - $350/term
Library - $75/term
Graduation Application Fee - $150
Norwich ACCESS Fee - $22/credit per term

$22,050-$27,378

Quick Info

100%

Online

Courses completed entirely online

15

Students

Maximum number of students per class

18

Months

Average time to program completion

Alumni Testimonials

Laura Heller Master of Arts in Diplomacy Grad

The proficiency, commitment, and diversity of the faculty and administration are unparalleled. Every member of the Norwich staff demonstrated real dedication to support and assist students in the graduate program, wherever located throughout the world and

Laura Heller

'14 Master of Arts in Diplomacy

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Maria Grove, Master of Arts in Diplomacy Grad

This degree has enriched me beyond belief. I have become an educational role model for my daughters – its never too late or too hard to go after what you want.

Maria Grove

'17 Master of Arts in Diplomacy

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Kevin Boyd

I was able to apply the skills that I learned and bring several large bureaucratic organizations together to reach a common goal.

Kevin Boyd

'13 Master of Arts in Diplomacy

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Pashayan Profile

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.

Angela Pashayan

'14 Master of Arts in Diplomacy

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My degree has already allowed me to play a more integral part in my company's leadership. The respect and deference a leadership degree from Norwich carries cannot be understated.

James Karr

'22 Master of Science in Leadership

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Laura Heller Master of Arts in Diplomacy Grad

Laura Heller

Maria Grove, Master of Arts in Diplomacy Grad

Maria Grove

Kevin Boyd

Kevin Boyd

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Angela Pashayan

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James Karr

Faculty & Staff

Our Master of Arts in Diplomacy program is led by dedicated faculty and staff members that are available to help you reach your academic, professional, and personal goals. Our faculty members hold terminal degrees in their field and are subject matter experts in the diplomacy field, including conflict management and resolution, international security, and global communications. We have an in-house instructional design team that work hand-in-hand with program faculty and staff to ensure an efficient and interactive online learning experience in each course.

Careers & Outcomes

Career Opportunities for Master of Arts in Diplomacy Graduates

Our diplomacy program prepares students from diverse professional backgrounds for a wide range of careers. Our graduates have pursued a variety of roles, including:

Career Roles

  • Adjunct Professor
  • Ambassador
  • Attorney-Advisor
  • Border Patrol Intelligence
  • Communications Director
  • Government Relations Director
  • Intelligence Advisor
  • Lead Business Intelligence Analyst
  • News Director

Our alumni have attained positions at top organizations, including*:

Places of Work

  • Department of Defense
  • Internet Infrastructure Coalition
  • Iowa Department of Public Safety
  • Ministry of Foreign Affairs
  • Michelin Corporation
  • North Dakota State University
  • Stone & Associates
  • U.S. Army