Military History Student

Master of Arts in Military History

Become a Military Historian

Develop a thorough understanding of military history and global conflict by earning your Master of Arts in Military History online from Norwich University. You will gain a comprehensive examination of global military history, improve on your proficiency as a historian and learn about our world’s military achievements and conflicts through a chronological, geographical, political and economic context.

Experience a truly unique learning experience as a military historian from the nation’s first private military college. Your Norwich education will be taught in a flexible online learning platform by expert faculty whose goal is to improve your historical insight, research, writing, analysis and presentation skills.

Where are you in your military history career? Whether you are a teacher or preparing for Ph.D.-level work, the military history curriculum will help you develop the critical thinking, research, writing and analytical skills necessary to succeed in the field.

You, at Norwich

Build a wide base of historical knowledge in the field of military history.

Learn from expert faculty to improve your historical insight, research, writing, analysis and presentation skills.

Explore different theaters of conflict, including America, Asia, Africa, Latin America and China.

Benefit from our unique curriculum, which is informed by the American Historical Association.

Flexible. Apply to one of four start dates per year.

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.*

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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.).

Next Master's Session Start Dates: 

SUMMER: June 3, 2024

FALL: August 26, 2024

WINTER: November 18, 2024

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

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 via password protection.

To contact an admissions advisor:

Call: 1-866-684-7237

Norwich’s military history program curriculum is composed 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:

Develop the critical thinking, research, writing, and analytical skills necessary for work in the field of teaching at the secondary or post-secondary level, or in public history venues, as well careers in professional writing, and to prepare students for Ph.D.-level work in history.

Apply historical knowledge within the field of military history.

Increase awareness of differing historical interpretations and develop the ability to synthesize diverse types of historical knowledge.

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

Online Master's

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
Additional fees & discounts may apply.

Financial Aid Resources
Paying for your Education

Quick Info



Courses completed entirely online



Maximum number of students per class



Average time to program completion

Alumni Testimonials

You're going to love this experience. It might feel overwhelming sometimes, but you're gonna be supported all along the way, not only by your friends and family, but by your classmates and your professors.

Jackie Gillespie

'18, Master of Arts in Military History

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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 History

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It's my educational goal to pursue a doctorate degree. Earning a master's degree is the first step.

Matt Fitzsimmons

'18 Master of Arts in Military History

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I achieved a dream that seemed so far away and impossible as a child. Norwich helped me realize a lifetime dream.

Morgan Gosling

'22 Master of Arts in Military History

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I wanted to earn an advanced degree; I always want to learn more and Norwich offered me an advantageous way in which to enhance my understanding of the field.

Matthew Higbee

'15 Master of Arts in Military History

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Jackie Gillespie

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Roy Charles Parker Jr.

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Matt Fitzsimmons

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Morgan Gosling

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Matthew Higbee

Faculty & Staff

At the heart of the Master of Arts in Military History program is our faculty. They include prolific authors and editors, prominent speakers, and nationally recognized experts who regularly present their work at the annual Society for Military History conference. In addition to cultivating a highly interactive learning environment, faculty members serve as mentors to students throughout their program of study. 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.

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David J. Ulbrich


  • Associate Dean of the Arts and Sciences Division
  • Program Director in History and Military History
  • Associate Professor
Dr. John (Doc) T. Broom

John Broom


  • Associate Program Director of Academics

Careers & Outcomes

Career Opportunities for Military History Graduates

Our online Master of Arts in Military History program serves as a stepping stone to advancement in a variety of fields and can help you increase your earning potential. While the average historian earns $55,110, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, more than a quarter of our graduates earn a salary between $70,000 and $89,000, and more than 40% earn more than $90,000.*

The online Master of Arts in Military History program attracts highly motivated and passionate students from across the country. Our graduates have leveraged their in-depth exploration of military history and the key skills they have developed in their professional and personal lives.

  • Our graduates have pursued a variety of roles, including:
    Career Roles

    Surface Warfare Officer, Historian, Teacher, Assistant Professor, Chief of Force Structure

  • Our alumni have attained positions at top organizations, including:
    Places of Work

    Government Entities, Federal Agencies, Museums, Archives, Historical Socieities, Research Organizations, Nonprofit Organizations, Consulting Firms, Academic Institutions

  • What our graduates have to say:

    of responding Master of Arts in Military History graduates say they were successful in advancing in their field or career.