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MASTER OF ARTS IN MILITARY HISTORY

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and pride. Norwich provides one of the most solid foundations you could ever find for an online graduate program. the Second World War. Its alumni include such figures as military historian Carlo D’Este (author of Patton: A Genius for War). a manageable pace for busy adults. What better place to study military history? 1 . Norwich has played an important role in military history. substance.a vital topic in today’s world. and General Gordon L. Nearly two centuries of academic heritage serving adult distance learners. PhD Program Director. interactive educational environment. Since 2004 Professor Ehrman has taught courses in military history. James Ehrman. Admiral George Dewey (The Hero of Manila). Kansas. and the chance to forge powerful and long-lasting relationships with your fellow students and our wonderful faculty and staff. military history and the history of science and technology at Kansas State University in Manhattan. as an institution whose graduates have fought in every war since its founding. with in-depth chronological and geographic context. Sincerely. Why Norwich is your best choice for studying military history Since 1819. the MMH will offer much more than just a study of American military history. How you will benefit Norwich University offers everything necessary for a successful online graduate program of study . received his BA from Creighton University in Omaha. and US history as part of the Studies in War and Peace program at Norwich University. The program is designed to present a broad overview of military history. Whether you are pursuing a Master’s degree for career purposes or you just want to better understand this engaging topic. In other words. and pursued his graduate education in the fields of US history. and currently chairman of our Board of Trustees). Norwich is an institution of great history. and as the leader among military schools in racial integration and the integration of women into its Corps of Cadets.a dynamic. an accelerated curricular structure.MESSAGE FROM THE PROGRAM DIRECTOR What we offer Norwich University’s Master of Arts in Military History provides students with a sophisticated understanding of the role of the military and war in history . as the birthplace of ROTC. Nebraska. We look forward to helping you achieve your educational goals and celebrate your success as you become a member of our esteemed alumni. PhD. the rewards are extensive. Master of Arts in Military History Norwich University School of Graduate and Continuing Studies James Ehrman. Sullivan (former Chief of Staff of the Army.

non-western and non-traditional ways of war. degrees outlined by the American Historical Association. The coursework is followed by a one-week Residency and graduation at Norwich University in Northfield. a curriculum unique in both content and structure. divided into six seminars worth six credits each. analysis and presentation skills • Provide students with an introduction to historical pedagogy • Provide students with a foundation for developing a professional identity as a historian • Help students “learn to think like a historian” and develop “historiographical sensibilities” and “historical habits of mind” Norwich University’s Master of Arts in Military History is specifically designed for working professionals. You are provided with a support system. provide students with an introduction to historical pedagogy. It lets you explore your passion for military history without the constraints of traditional classroom education. build and refine student research. Interaction with faculty and peers all happens via a virtual classroom. writing. and the “habits of mind” of a professional historian. and analytical skills necessary for work in the field of teaching at the secondary or post-secondary level. level work in history • Prepare military professionals with the skills necessary for success at staff and war colleges • Provide students with a base of historical knowledge within the field of military history • Build an awareness of differing historical interpretations and the ability to synthesize diverse types of historical knowledge 2 .” The Master of Arts in Military History curriculum is guided by the goals for history M. and to prepare students for PhD. global investigation of this dynamic topic. writing. GLOBAL INVESTIGATION OF MILITARY HISTORY Program Mission The mission of the Norwich University Master of Arts in Military History program is to provide students with a base of historical knowledge within the field of military history. provide students with a foundation for developing a professional identity as an historian. analysis. military thought and strategy.A.PROGRAM OVERVIEW AN IN-DEPTH. careers as professional writers. Vermont. the foundation for an identity as a historian. build an awareness of differing historical interpretations. The curriculum consists of 36 credits of online coursework. The curriculum looks beyond the traditional study of American military history to present an in-depth. graduate level historical research skills. The program is designed for students to graduate with a sophisticated understanding of the role of the military and war in history. The curriculum includes methodology and historiography – an examination of theoretical concepts and debates over frameworks for analyzing warfare in history – and components dealing with American military history. an introduction to historical pedagogy. research. build the ability to synthesize diverse types of historical knowledge. The curriculum is designed to provide students with a base of historical knowledge. Program Goals • Provide students with the critical thinking. writing. • Build and refine student research. work in public history venues. and presentation skills. and a caring atmosphere that comes with being part of Norwich University. and topical areas such as race and gender in military history. and help students “learn to think like an historian” as well as develop “historiographical sensibilities” and “historical habits of mind.

which still graces the north end of the campus. Norwich University is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges. When you become part of Norwich University. and very proud. Military history is not just battle history or operational research. rigorous research skills. Inc. writing. international relations. but instead offers a framework through which many aspects of historical events and human behavior can be understood. eleven-week seminars of six credits each • The MMH seminars can be completed in as few as 18 months. and meeting disciplinary standards in citation of sources). on-campus Residency and graduation ceremony • Online. leadership. and research • Cohort-based system where students travel through the degree program in groups of 16 or fewer What is military history? The discipline of history emphasizes objective analysis and critical thinking. reading. politics. Residency and Graduation occur 18-24 months from the time you begin the program depending on the start date you choose • One-week. These skills. March. Each of its forty granite steps bears the name of an individual who shaped Norwich history. 3 .. you become part of something very old. set it apart from Master’s degrees offered by many institutions that tend to have an operational emphasis rather than an academic one. It is not a small subdivision of history. very deep. and group dynamics. June. CENTENNIAL STAIRWAY 1919 In 1919. September or December • Six. Norwich University marked its one-hundredth year of existence with the erection of the Centennial Stairway. through its Commission on Institutions of Higher Education. social issues. an understanding of the particular sources used by historians (accurate and extensive use of credible sources. including economics. and a high standard of writing ability.The Military History program is structured as follows: • Four start dates per year. asynchronous curricular activities including threaded discussions. along with the breadth of the program.

or a selection of an additional elective in Seminar 6. To ensure that sufficient 4 . In each seminar. and instant messaging and a dedicated Distance Learning Librarian is here to show SGCS students how to get the most out of the library resources. and military work. in June. typically ten pages long on specific topics. GLOBAL INVESTIGATION OF MILITARY HISTORY What can I do with a Master’s degree in military history? The American Historical Association lists three basic goals for any Master’s program: • Mastery of a body of historical knowledge • The capacity to synthesize and present that knowledge • Basic research competencies This is a degree of broad relevance that.000 full-text electronic journals and tens of thousands of e-Books. be germane to the content of each seminar and are subject to Instructor approval to ensure that sufficient supporting materials are available. You will present your Capstone Paper to a panel of faculty. phone. meet their peers from the MMH program as well as students from other School of Graduate and Continuing Studies programs. A history degree teaches critical thinking and analysis with rigorous development of writing skills – qualities that are invaluable in business. all MMH students travel to campus for one week. While this paper is on a topic of your choice.A. What types of academic work does the program require? You are generally required to complete two short papers. Paper topics must. or annotated bibliographies. Students may choose to complete their degree by writing a traditional M. and one long paper on a topic of your choice. The Kreitzberg Library serves all Norwich University students and faculty. You will also post responses to the comments of your group members. whether online or on-campus. government. instructors may have you write book reviews. The library provides books in print and journal articles not available online to students through their Document Delivery service. facilitating an interactive and rewarding exchange of ideas. The choice of degree completion project may require a longer program of study. scholarly investigation and rewarding discovery. focused research. 22. The capstone paper provides you with the opportunity for creativity. thesis or a capstone paper. a petition supported by letters of recommendation from program faculty. offers you the opportunity to attain a graduate degree in a field that is highly relevant to today’s world. the topics of these long papers are subject to approval by your Instructor. During Residency. supporting materials are available. and participate in the graduation ceremony. The library currently provides access to 100 online databases. as an academic exercise when you come to campus for Residency. historiographical essays. You are required to write discussion “postings” in response to two questions posted by the Instructor about each week’s readings. to conclude their academic studies. The Reference staff provides research assistance through e-mail. it also requires prior faculty approval and proof of adequate source documents.PROGRAM OVERVIEW AN IN-DEPTH. you will participate in 10 weeks of asynchronous discussion in small groups. Can I concentrate on a particular area that I am interested in? We encourage students to write about topics that interest them through the long paper required for each seminar. of course. book/article analysis papers. while often related to career progression. Online access to the Norwich Library is included in your tuition. In an effort to introduce you to a variety of different types of military history. teaching.

1914-17. and resources to provide the best possible education and learning experience.Norwich University students. c. . ideas. School of Graduate and Continuing Studies Working with Norwich University has been a wonderful experience and provided a great foundation for my career… The online environment has allowed people from different geographical areas to come together and share knowledge. Kimberly Cullum. Alumna.

from the ancient world to the eve of the Industrial Revolution. (6 credit hours) The seminars in the program are structured in a required sequence to build context for future topics and to expand on issues from previous seminars. (6 credit hours) MH 510 Introduction to Military History Seminar 1 MH 520 Global Military History to 1800 MH 530 Military Thought and Theory Seminar 2 MH 540 Non-Western Military History MH 550 US Military History Seminar 3 Capstone or Thesis MH 551 Race and Gender in Military History MH 541 Chinese Military History MH 552 Total War Residency and Graduation at Norwich University 6 . How do historians gather information and formulate hypotheses? The development of research methods. September or December. Special emphasis is placed on continuity and change in warfare and socioeconomic and cultural factors. MH 520 Global Military History to 1800 This seminar will examine the global patterns of warfare. are discussed. History involves interpretation and the challenges of objectivity. selectivity. The seminar will cover some of the varied historiographical schools and concepts that have evolved. Seminar 1 MH 510 Introduction to Military History The first seminar examines how military history developed as a distinct discipline. or the art of practicing history as a distinct discipline. June. on land and at sea. There are four start dates per year.CURRICULUM SEMINAR DESCRIPTIONS Curriculum The military history program is comprised of six. The program culminates with a one-week residency and graduation ceremony at Norwich University in June. including the use of primary and secondary sources. and bias are examined. March. Historiography. Historical methodology and informational literacy will also be studied. six-credit seminars for a total of 36 credits. from the first works of history in the classical world to the present time. and will train you in the "tools of the trade": historiography and methodology. is an examination of the history of historical thought.

(6 credit hours) Seminar 3 MH 550 US Military History You will examine America's unique experience of warfare and the development of military institutions and military policy in the United States.Seminar 2 MH 530 Military Thought and Theory This seminar studies the most influential military theoreticians and strategists from the period of the Thirty Years War to the present day. (6 credit hours) 7 . Corbett. This seminar also examines theories of deterrence and nuclear war as well as post-Maoist revolutionary warfare. including the following: a programapproved topic of the student's own choosing to be explored in depth the use of appropriate academic sources an expected length of 45-50 pages. The Capstone has many elements of a traditional thesis. American Civil War. and cultural factors as they pertained to the waging of war. (6 credit hours) MH 562 Capstone Seminar Instead of a Master's "thesis". Throughout this seminar. Africa. This seminar examines the military history of the United States from the colonial era to the present day with special emphasis on the Revolutionary War. America's rise to Great Power status. covering a wide range of topics including military thought. Mahan. you examine the efficacy of the "American Way of War" thesis as well as American civil-military relations. You will examine the theories of Clausewitz. In the process we will attempt to determine if any society had definitely unique approaches to warfare or if the universals are far more important than the specifics. and Latin America. This offering will introduce students to the latest scholarship and interpretations. This encompasses the following areas: Asia. Civil War. Students will examine the evolution of modern war. and the conflicts of the Cold War era. including intriguing questions around citizenship and ethnicity. Norwich requires a "Capstone Paper" that must be written and submitted to complete your degree. Douhet. the First and Second World Wars. and Mao Tse-Tung. (6 credit hours) – OR – MH 552 Total War This seminar will examine the origins of the concept and practice of "total war" in the period from the French Revolution to the end of the Cold War. (6 credit hours) – OR – MH 541 Chinese Military History This seminar will provide an introduction to Chinese military history. (6 credit hours) MH 540 Non-Western Military History This seminar will examine some of the major historical factors that have shaped the military trajectory of the modern extra-European (and North American) world. strategy and tactics. Jomini. technologies. (6 credit hours) – OR – MH 551 Race and Gender in Military History This seminar covers the complex issues surrounding racial integration in military institutions. the characteristics of "total war" as well as the usefulness of the concept of "total war" in describing these massive conflicts. First World War and Second World War will be examined.” Students will be strongly encouraged to think comparatively throughout the class. You also examine the history of women's participation in warfare and issues of gender integration in the military. Napoleonic Wars. Frontier Wars. The French Revolution. which both challenge and complement aspects of the debates about the “Western way of war. with particular focus on the nineteenth and twentieth centuries.

MH530. MH520. Foreign Service Institute examinations or reading comprehension tests approved by the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages. The M. You will also conduct additional library research. The thesis must also demonstrate graduate level analysis. Other readings will be available in the Norwich library's extensive online databases. you could supplement your research there. advanced reading knowledge of the pertinent foreign language(s). even in remote locations. Thesis and additional fees will be applied. thesis is an original research project demonstrating the student’s ability to conduct primary source research and mastery of the historiography germane to the research question. and in-depth study of an approved research question within the field of military history.A.M. original. but seminars are designed to accommodate students.A. Students pursuing a research question requiring primary and/or secondary sources in a foreign language must demonstrate advanced reading proficiency in the pertinent foreign language(s). thesis requires research utilizing primary documents. Textbooks. If required for the research project. successful completion of MH510. articles. thesis will require students to make an individual. Students interested in this degree completion option must petition the Program Director. MH540 or MH541. Associate Program Director for Academics and Capstone Director during the second semester. Associate Program Director for Academics and Capstone Director.A.A. if applicable. Proficiency will be demonstrated via an external assessment such as the Defense Language Proficiency Examinations. and argument and make a compelling case for the argument’s historical and historiographic significance. in Military History faculty and a thesis proposal. and. extended.A. MH550 or MH551 or MH552. 8 . synthesis. The M. The petition must be accompanied by two letters of recommendation from two M. If you have a good physical library nearby. and library research Many of your books will be automatically sent to you before the start of each seminar. proof of foreign language competency must accompany the petition for the thesis option. Thesis The M. usually accomplished online. Prerequisites: Approval of Program Director.

and commitment. I finally had the opportunity to come faceto-face with the people I had been working with for such a long period of time. and your achievements. paper and capstone presentations. or professional panels and roundtable discussions. dedication. Earning your Master’s degree at Norwich University is a mark of distinction. and Graduate School staff. instructors. 9 . an industry-specific professional conference. Finally. Your Residency experience also provides the perfect opportunity for you to connect physically with the campus you have known only virtually for 18 months. and leader. BUILD LASTING CONNECTIONS Your coursework in the School of Graduate and Continuing Studies crystallizes in dynamic intellectual activities and valuable networking opportunities through the week-long Residency in June. The entire Residency experience has brought us closer together and I’m very sure that I will stay in contact with the majority of people. an achievement we want you to share! March Start Date Students Be sure to ask your Enrollment Advisor about our Accelerated Residency. We will keep you busy with intense academic activities in which you will demonstrate how your learning and experience over the six seminars has made you an effective thinker. lectures. The entire Residency experience is all about you. After all. attaining a Master’s degree takes sacrifice. Your bond to the larger Norwich alumni family will be inaugurated with networking socials and business card exchanges. but richly rewarding. You will participate with your classmates in activities that may include debates. You will have plenty of time to engage and converse with your instructors. case-study field trips. June is a spectacularly beautiful time of year to visit our historic campus nestled in the Green Mountains of Vermont. School of Graduate and Continuing Studies Residency was one of the better experiences of my life. In fact I’ve made some business acquaintances and I have acquired some work out of it. The academic focus will be challenging. You will relax with new friends and experience camaraderie at its finest. your cohort. cementing lifelong friendships and business acquaintances.RESIDENCY EXPERIENCE ACADEMIC CHALLENGE. the Residency week is crowned by a formal graduation ceremony complete with Master’s hooding. making it a very good networking place. Many students bring their families along and make their stay at Norwich a launching pad for a relaxing family vacation in New England. It was invaluable and something I will always remember. The Residency is truly the culminating experience as you meet face-to-face with your classmates. Gordon Reynolds. It centers around your learning. Your cohort will have the opportunity to spend time connecting professionally and personally. Alumnus. communicator. This is a time of celebration for you and your family so we strongly encourage families to attend.

our faculty have knowledge of online learning. and holds both MA and PhD degrees in history from Princeton University. Antulio Echevarria. and Manila. This level of engagement translates into a positive. Dr. London. He is a graduate of the US Army’s Command and General Staff College. tentatively entitled. Echevarria is the Director of Research at the US Army War College in Carlisle Barracks. Oslo. Paris. and prompt grading and feedback on assignments (72 hours or less). an innovation reflected in the creativity and accomplishments of our faculty. education. and has been working at the War College as Director of Research ever since. 10 . He has been to Berlin. and real-world projects. and the online demeanor necessary to be very effective online educators.FACULTY PROFESSIONAL FACULTY GUIDE AND MENTOR EACH STUDENT Academic achievement Norwich University has long been an institution built on educational innovation. lectures. His current job allows him to do quite a bit of international travel. He has also written extensively on strategic and military-historical themes. he published After Clausewitz: German Military Thinkers before the Great War with the University Press of Kansas. which compares how military practitioners and their civilian counterparts envisioned future war before 1914. Bringing a wealth of experience to their teaching. He is now engaged in writing another book. he finished a book entitled. Faculty are engaged in the classroom and offer quick response time to student questions (24 hours or less). Canberra. They draw on a range of learning approaches including case studies. Stockholm. You will be learning from some of the best and brightest professors from across the nation. they mentor students with insight and depth about the variety of fields related to the curriculum. and rewarding learning experience. Pennsylvania. PhD Dr. Faculty excellence Norwich University faculty excel in engaging students in the online learning environment. which is under review at a university press. Imagining Wars to Come. Madrid. and knowledge of the field. The following is a partial faculty list. and the US Army War College. supportive. Singapore. He intends to finish it this year. Echevarria retired from the Army in May of 2004. and served in the Pentagon as a speechwriter for the Chief of Staff for the US Army. publishing regularly with the Strategic Studies Institute at the Army War College. Clausewitz and Contemporary War. Recently. He graduated from the US Military Academy in 1981. Trained to teach online In addition to exemplary experience. Warsaw. was commissioned in armor. He also taught history for four years at West Point. and in a number of scholarly and professional military journals. and held a variety of command and staff assignments in Germany and the United States. Six years ago. group-work. Please contact an Enrollment Advisor for additional information about our faculty.

Votaw is the Executive Director Emeritus. The Bridgehead Sentinel. The education I received at Norwich was more than just a couple of classes that I managed to finish — I was provided with discipline and improved writing skills that I am now using as a PhD student at 11 Purdue University. John F. As the Historian for the Society of the 1st Infantry Division. Russell D. Illinois. 1969) and Temple University (PhD. Votaw directed the First Division Museum at Cantigny and the co-located Colonel Robert R. PhD Dr. 1991). McCormick Research Center from 1986 to 2005. Dr. School of Graduate and Continuing Studies While a Distance Education may not be for everyone. Lieutenant Colonel (US Army. Rosco Alumnus. Wheaton. He was the general editor of the Cantigny Military History Series of books dealing with American military history and events related to the history of the 1st Infantry Division of the US Army. my experience at Norwich. . would have to be “Superb. He completed graduate studies in history at the University of California. in one word. Dr. River Forest. Illinois and a Trustee of the Society for Military History. Retired) Votaw.” As a professor myself. Votaw supervised the publication of the Society newspaper. commanded US Army cavalry and armored units through the battalion level and served in Vietnam in 1966-67.John Votaw. He will retire at the end of 2005 and currently consults on military museum projects and occasionally writes for publication on military subjects. He is currently Adjunct Associate Professor of History at Dominican University. Davis (MA. a graduate of the US Military Academy (1961). I found the level of caring and responsive experts that this program has gathered to be the key to the program. Cantigny First Division Foundation. and advised the historical activities if the Society.

and alumni. Through the discussion group mode. the student — With online learning. you can send questions and requests to professors. and here you will hone that skill to its keenest edge. we have built an online environment that promotes networking. With just a click. But you also get to learn from experts in the field as your instructor dialogs with and mentors you. comment upon. and critique course materials. and are called cohorts. Focus is on you. Writing is a skill that is indispensable. the library provides books in print and journal articles through the Document Delivery service for those resources that are unavailable online. students. program directors. projects and tests are mostly done in written form. With the use of the Internet.ONLINE LEARNING WELCOME TO YOUR NEW CLASSROOM Norwich University has built a leading-edge online learning environment. In an online course. 12 . The reference staff provides research assistance through e-mail. support staff. phone. Immediate response & feedback — Office hours are round-the-clock for an online course. requests for assistance. The library currently provides access to 100 online databases. The varying background of cohort members brings tremendous value to the learning experience. and instant messaging and a dedicated Distance Learning Librarian is available to show you how to get the most out of the library’s resources. you are empowered to learn on your own and even to teach one another. The online learning environment makes traditional classroom learning better and here is how: 22. administrators. discussions. you have the opportunity to explain. Writing — The main method of communication in an online course is writing. or fellow students and expect to receive feedback within 24 hours. share. You will also have an opportunity to maintain those long-lasting personal and professional relationships. Networking — You will have individualized attention from faculty and develop close relationships with fellow students as you interact with them creating a vast network of professional contacts. Comprehensive course materials — The opportunities available to you through the World Wide Web are endless. whether online or on-campus. Small class sizes — Class sizes are limited to 16 students or less.000 full-text electronic journals and tens of thousands of eBooks. In addition. peer-support and one-on-one contact with Norwich faculty. assignments. Cohort members progress through the program together and participate in online discussions and other learning activities. Access to extensive resources — The Kreitzberg Library serves all Norwich University students and faculty. By using the consistent and integrated efforts of faculty. This format affords you extra time to contemplate questions and compose well-crafted responses creating a valuable exchange of ideas and thoughts. This enables you to do professional and scholarly research without having to leave home. Flexibility — Online learning knows no time zones nor is location or distance an issue. you can utilize online libraries and resources when the time is most convenient for you. Discussion — Online discussions are asynchronous. Our program is based on an innovative asynchronous learning and delivery model so there is no need to attend real-time instruction.

Class of 2006. School of Graduate and Continuing Studies. No traditional classroom setting ever offered as much! . Alumna. however nothing compares to the network of friends you establish across the globe.Norwich University. Michele Molina. School of Graduate and Continuing Studies The wealth of knowledge and experience shared by the participating professionals alone make this program enriching and unique.

because no two students arrange their studies the same way.A WEEK IN THE LIFE OF A NORWICH UNIVERSITY GRADUATE STUDENT On average students may spend approximately 20 hours a week preparing for lessons. then get to work. Get back to the computer to follow up with your classmates and log out. It might be wise to spend a couple of hours today reviewing next week’s work. Monday Log into the classroom and begin the week’s lessons. Download any assignments and make note of upcoming due dates. and start finding sources. Below is an example of how one student could spend her week. make a writing plan. Instructor Office posts. Look at the upcoming writing assignment: if it’s new. review discussion topics. or Angel mail that you haven’t read yet. Connect to Norwich’s Kreitzberg Library and search the online databases for information that may be useful for your long paper. start to construct an approach. Continue working on your writing assignments until bedtime. Log into the classroom and review the upcoming week’s activities. drink some coffee. and begin to compose your initial posts. or you have important personal obligations to honor. You’ve been doing a lot of thinking about your next paper and want to banter around some ideas with your teammates. see how discussions are going until it’s time to tuck in the kids. Peruse and possibly respond to the comments left behind by your classmates concerning the week’s topics. Tuesday Continue the week’s readings and/or lectures. Thursday Log into the classroom. Saturday Get up at 7:00. Read the lecture. completing assignments. otherwise move forward with your writing plan. Sunday If you’ve kept your nose to the grindstone all week today could belong completely to you. Check the classroom for announcements. and responding to comments or posts. If you have time. Spend an hour or so working on your assignment. Download any assignments and make note of upcoming due dates. make your initial post if you haven’t already. If an exam is coming up. Tie up any loose ends on the week’s homework assignments and upload them to your instructor. and post your comments and/or replies. Check discussions. But maybe the upcoming work week is going to be busy. Friday Wrestle with your writing assignment for a while and do a quick check on discussions before you turn in for the night. Take out your text books and begin the week’s reading. It’s not easy to describe a “typical week” for a Norwich University graduate student. 14 . remember to plan the time you need to complete it! Wednesday Finish the assigned readings.

I really found it a great place to learn. and it’s effective. I was skeptical at first. I was able to work at my own pace and do things on my own time. whether on nights or weekends. Residency 2006. MJA Alumnus. Jared Reigstad. . but as I got more involved in the program. Alumnus. School of Graduate and Continuing Studies By choosing an online degree. Norwich University has been involved in online programs for a number of years. so I felt that it had a good understanding of how to provide quality education through an online experience.Jason Lyons. Norwich has found a way to provide all the resources necessary for its students and has done so successfully.

Community of Support Academic Support • aculty — to engage and coach you through F your studies • rogram Director — to ensure the quality and P relevance of your curriculum • ssociate Program Director — to manage issues A that affect students in the classroom and to find and train the highest quality faculty to work with you • ead Instructor — to update the content of L your seminar and support new instructors TECHNICAL SUPPORT TEAM FACULTY ENROLLMENT ADVISOR PROGRAM DIRECTOR DISTANCE LEARNING LIBRARIAN STU NT DE ASSOCIATE PROGRAM DIRECTOR Administrative Support • enior Student Services Coordinator — to help S you navigate University policies • tudent Services Coordinator — to support you S through all six seminars and Residency • istance Learning Librarian — to enhance your D learning by helping you locate credible online research materials • nrollment Advisor — to walk you through the E application process STUDENT SERVICES COORDINATOR SENIOR STUDENT SERVICES COORDINATOR LEAD INSTRUCTOR Technical Support • echnical Support Team — to provide you with T 24/7 help desk support for technical issues within the online classroom 16 .ONGOING SUPPORT WE'RE HERE FOR YOU Helping you succeed in the classroom is the goal of every member of the University’s support team. We are here to help you every step of the way by providing a support system dedicated to you.

as evaluated by WES. or the GRE with a score of at least 543 on the verbal test and 4. if applicable) Applicants not meeting the criteria will be assessed on a case-by-case basis. such as history or political science) • pplications are reviewed on a case-by-case A basis. non-refundable) • Resume • Official transcript of your undergraduate degree from a regionally accredited university • Admissions essay demonstrating graduate level writing and critical thinking skills. Selective admissions standards are intended to ensure that those admitted will succeed in a rigorous academic environment. Application Process Call an enrollment advisor to begin the application process and submit the following items: • Application form • Application fee ($50. In some circumstances. Applicants should have a desire to make a positive contribution to the field of military history.75 or higher (overall or in a relevant undergraduate major. Admission Criteria • A bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited institution OR an equivalent degree from a foreign institution. an official TOEFL score of 600 and above (paper test) OR 253 and above (computer based test) may be required for admission 17 . IERF. AACRAO.ADMISSION TO NORWICH UNIVERSITY’S SCHOOL OF GRADUATE AND CONTINUING STUDIES GET STARTED Norwich seeks goal-oriented individuals who have high standards of personal ethics and have demonstrated excellence in their professional lives and academic studies.8 on the analytical writing test • Letter of Intent • Attestation Letter • Two letters of recommendation • Proof of English language proficiency (TOEFL. or SpanTran • An undergraduate GPA of 2. We invite all applicants to contact our Enrollment Advisors who are available to guide you and provide you with as much information and assistance as you need.

fifth edition) by Thomas L. Do you accept transfer credits or grant credits based on work experience? We will.75. Most qualifying students can obtain loans through the Federal Student Loan (Stafford Loan) program. Individuals may also contact: Commission on Institutions of Higher Education New England Association of Schools and Colleges 209 Burlington Road Bedford. cites 355 research reports. Applicants may seek specific information by contacting our Admissions Office or by visiting our Financial Aid webpage. most students complete their coursework within 18 months of beginning the program (special arrangements may be made for deployments or family emergencies). assess transfer credit up to 12 credits. Is Norwich University Accredited? Norwich University is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges. How many credits and courses do I take each semester? You will enroll in two six-credit seminars each semester. it cannot be used as a substitute for the coursework. While the majority of Military History students have years of work experience. March. it generally favored the distance-learning student. IDECC. The No Significant Difference Phenomenon (2001. Each seminar lasts approximately 11 weeks. The coursework is accessible from your home or office. You will receive the official.org 18 How long is the program? The program is comprised of three six-month semesters and a one-week Residency in June. MA 01730-1433 Phone: +1-781-271-0022 E-Mail: cihe@neasc. Will my diploma say “Online” degree? No. Inc. September and December.FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS Does the online format provide the same quality of education offered by a traditional campus? Yes. and you will have the benefits of a respected Master’s degree from a highly regarded school in 18 to 24 months. traditional diploma of Norwich University. Your Enrollment Advisor will assist you with the enrollment calendar. through its Commission on Institutions of Higher Education. Where a difference was identified. In some cases where an applicants GPA is below 2. Is financial aid available? Depending on the program. for a total of 12 credits. a GRE submission may be required for admission. Inquiries regarding the accreditation status by the New England Association should be directed to the administrative staff of the institution. What if my undergraduate GPA is below 2. June. Numerous studies have proven that distance learners perform as well or better than their on-campus counterparts. Depending on the course of study chosen. on a case-by-case basis. . and summaries dating back to 1928 that found no significant difference between distance learning and in-class learning. This is a great investment when you consider that the program will allow you to realize careeradvancing opportunities while you continue working..75? Your file will be forwarded to our Admissions Committee for review. Russell. highlighting the unique benefits of each start date. papers. Selective admissions standards are intended to ensure that those admitted are likely to be successful within academic structure of the program. grants and scholarships may be available. When can I start the program? There are four start dates per year. How much does the program cost? See the Tuition and Fees Supplement for the most current information or speak to your Enrollment Advisor.

DSL or cable modem connection recommended). or the version level supported by ANGEL Minimum requirements for Mac users: Operating System: Macintosh OS/X v 10. Free Disk Space: 250 MB (1 GB recommended for most programs). a color monitor. 3372 (US and Canada) or +1-647-722-6642 ext. Windows Vista. Are there computer requirements? In order for the Norwich University SGCS online programs to run quickly and efficiently. stimulating. Modem: 56K modem (DSL or cable modem highly recommended. Minimum requirements for PC users: 1 GHz or equivalent computer with a minimum of 512 MB of RAM (1 GB recommended). Audio: Sound card and speakers. RAM: 512 MB (1 GB recommended). CPU Speed: Power Macintosh or higher. The linear and progressive nature of the coursework is a vital component of the program so our administrative support staff will work with you to find a solution that accommodates your situation and maintains the integrity of your studies. They will be able to answer all of your questions. and my knowledge. the online learning software may run slowly or not at all. academic achievements.66 MHz.What happens if I need to leave the program and want to come back later? Special situations are accommodated on a case-bycase basis. Browser: Firefox 3+ for Mac. RAM: 512 MB (1 GB recommended). or the version level supported by ANGEL (Note: ANGEL does not support Safari) Peter Ford. Audio: Sound card and speakers. If your system does not meet or barely meets the minimum requirements. Modem: 56K modem (DSL or cable modem highly recommended). School of Graduate and Continuing Studies I chose Norwich because of its history. 19 . Browser: Internet Explorer 7 or 8. or I want to apply? You may call our Enrollment Advisors at 1-800-460-5597 ext. and reputation as an excellent school. Free Disk Space: 250 MB (1 GB recommended for most programs). What does an average week look like for a student enrolled in an online graduate program at Norwich University? This program is designed for the working professional who must balance the demands of work and home with study. Most students work load averages between 100 and 200 pages of reading per week. my experience. as well as any additional projects and papers. Alumnus. I feel that the master’s program has really broadened my perceptions. Students also find their cohort is a tremendous source of support in managing their time and studies. Operating System: Windows XP. CPU Speed: 1. sound card and headphones or speakers. Firefox 3+. Your instructor and your Student Service Coordinator will help keep you on track. your computer must meet certain minimum hardware and software requirements. and educational. 3372 (International). Who do I talk to if I have more questions. I found the program to be challenging.x.

broad studies in the liberal arts. brought N experiential learning to US education. Vermont in the heart of the Green Mountains. 20 . AND VERY PROUD. loyalty and honor . The combination of quality professional education. you will develop traits common among leaders in every profession . adaptability. At the core is a rigorous academic environment emphasizing an interactive online learning environment. integrity. Norwich University has always been a leader in higher education. truly one of the most beautiful locations in the world for a college campus. At Norwich. mentoring relationships with faculty and extensive experiential learning. dedicated faculty and the leadership laboratory supplied by the Corps of Cadets has generated a legacy not found in many corners of the educational map. • orwich’s founder.discipline. Expect the greatest challenge of your life.through a wide range of opportunities that will empower you in lasting ways you never imagined. The campus is located in Northfield. VERY DEEP. Over 2000 undergraduate students choose either a military lifestyle as part of the Corps of Cadets or a traditional college lifestyle. while forming the basis for the Morrill Land Grant Act. • Norwich was one of the earliest institutions to receive the National Security Agency’s designation as a Center of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance Education. Alden Partridge. confidence. YOU BECOME PART OF SOMETHING VERY OLD. quality university with a balance of strong professional and liberal arts programs at the undergraduate and graduate levels. critical thinking. WHEN YOU BECOME A PART OF NORWICH UNIVERSITY. a uniquely American educational model • orwich was the birthplace of the ROTC (Reserve N Officers’ Training Corps) • Norwich was the first private institution in the nation to teach engineering • orwich was the first private military college to N admit African Americans into its Corps of Cadets • orwich was the first private military college to N admit women into the Corps of Cadets • Norwich was one of the first schools to admit international students • Norwich’s collegiate band was the first in the nation Expect Challenge. Norwich is a small. Norwich is a very proud place and maintains deep bonds with its alumni. Achieve Distinction.NORWICH UNIVERSITY JOIN A DYNAMIC MIX OF TRADITION AND INNOVATION Established in 1819.

NU is a brick and mortar school providing the best online program available. Alumna.Jackman Hall. B. The web platform is user-friendly. School of Graduate and Continuing Studies Norwich provides an outstanding distance learning environment. Cheatham. Norwich University. The curriculum is all encompassing and superbly executed. .

norwich. 3372 • mmh@grad. 3372 or +1-647-722-6642 ext. Vermont 05663-0367 Master of Arts in Diplomacy Master of Arts in Military History Master of Arts in History Master of Business Administration Master of Civil Engineering Master of Public Administration Master of Science in Business Continuity Management Master of Science in Information Assurance Master of Science in Nursing Master of Science in Organizational Leadership Tel: 1-800-460-5597 ext.edu • graduate.norwich.edu . 5955_NU_MMH_brochure 01_18_2012 Norwich University School of Graduate and Continuing Studies 158 Harmon Drive Northfield. ACHIEVE DISTINCTION.EXPECT CHALLENGE.