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Master of Science in Leadership

Affect Change Through Skilled Leadership

You know the most effective leaders share certain qualities: exceptional communication skills, a strategic outlook, strong ethical convictions, emotional intelligence, and passion. Norwich University’s Master of Science in Leadership program helps you develop your leadership style and the skills to lead and inspire positive change in your organizations.

Designed for working adults like you, Norwich’s flexible online learning environment will give you access to a faculty of expert senior and mid-level leaders. Learn and collaborate with a diverse group of students from around the world and in the public sector, government and military. 

Do you want to make organizational change at the highest level? With Norwich’s program, you will create a personal leadership portfolio – a toolbox of leadership concepts and personal reflections that you can use within your workplace immediately. 

You, at Norwich

Learn from a faculty of active scholars with doctorate degrees.

Customize your studies based on your career goals and personal interests.

Develop essential skills relevant to not only careers in history but also in business, law, education, and government.

Improve your historical insight, research, writing, analysis and presentation skills.

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 recieved 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 Master of Science in Leadership program is comprised of six courses, each of which is 11 weeks in length 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 a strong foundation of leadership through ethics, strategic communication, and a personalized management style.

Manage organizational change and problem-solving at the highest level.

Demonstrate a clear perspective on leadership strategies, management theories, and contemporary business issues.

Concentrations include:

  • General/Non-Specialized
  • Criminal Justice & Public Safety
  • Fiscal Management
  • Human Resources Leadership
  • Leading Change Management Consulting
  • Nonprofit Management
  • Organizational Leadership
  • Project Management
  • Public Sector Leadership & Crisis Management
  • Supply Chain Management
  • Technology Management

To view additional program details such as course offerings, requirements, and curriculum maps for the Leadership 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

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I enjoyed the diversity of backgrounds of both my professors and fellow students, which allowed me to really expand my breadth of understanding outside of the military.

Michael Allard

'15 Master of Science in Organizational Leadership

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I believe that going back to school and choosing Norwich has allowed me to demonstrate the importance of lifelong learning to my children.

Kimberly Mallonn

'15 Master of Science in Organizational Leadership

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was able to work through multiple obstacles of life while working full time that requires bi-monthly travel, writing course papers on the airplane, and meeting family obligations.

Stephan Bohanan

'15 Computer Forensics and Incident Response Management

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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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Rebecca Lloyd

Reading theory and case studies as I was living what I was reading while working for NATO and ISAF in Afghanistan was an amazing experience and kept me motivated on late night papers or group projects!

Rebecca Lloyd

'15 Master of Arts in Diplomacy

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Michael Allard

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Stephan Bohanan

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Faculty & Staff

If your focus is on getting results through people, you are in the right place. Our online program gives you the opportunity to interact and learn from a faculty of business managers and entrepreneurs, all of whom bring significant value directly from real-world experience. 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 Science in Leadership Graduates

Our degree can help you advance in your current role, move into higher-level leadership positions, and even increase your earning potential. In fact, the average management professional in 2016 earned $100,790, while the average top executive earned more than $100,000 (U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics).

Our graduates have pursued a variety of roles, including:

Career Roles

  • Chief of Assistance and Investigations
  • Chief Executive Officer
  • Director of Enrollment Services
  • Human Resources Business Partner
  • Police Chief
  • Senior Director of Strategy and Global Operations
  • Senior Intelligence Analyst
  • Strategic Analyst

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

Public Sector

  • Ahlstrom Nonwovens LLC
  • Legal Nurse Alliance
  • New Mexico State University

Government

  • Department of Defense
  • State of Vermont
  • Federal Emergency Management Agency
  • Federal Bureau of Investigation
  • Federal Aviation Administration