Dean: William H. Clements
Associate Dean of Graduate Programs: James M. Ehrman
The College of Graduate and Continuing Studies (CGCS) is committed to lifelong and experiential learning in a distance education delivery format. All master’s degrees offered by the college are delivered online and designed to meet the professional and career needs of adult learners. The College of Graduate and Continuing Studies is built on a rigorous academic environment emphasizing interactive classes, mentoring relationships with faculty, extensive hands-on learning and application to the workplace or real-world challenges, consistent with the vision of Norwich University founder, Alden Partridge, and his experiential approach to education. A wide variety of teaching tools is available to both faculty and students, with easy access to the resources available through the Norwich University online library.
College of Graduate and Continuing Studies programs share a similar structure and typically require 36 credit hours to complete, through six credit-hour seminars, eleven weeks in duration. The college strives to create classes that facilitate high levels of interaction and mentoring with average enrollments of 12-16 students, who often proceed through the program with other students entering the program at the same time. Seminars are asynchronous, allowing students to participate at any time, day or night, from anywhere in the world. Students may enter a program at one of four enrollment periods during the year in September, December, March, or June and generally enroll in one six-credit seminar each eleven-week term.
All candidates for the masters' degrees are required to attend an annual residency conference held on campus each year, in June. Students participate in the conference through a variety of capstone and academic events and conclude the week-long residency with academic recognition and commencement ceremonies.
The College of Graduate and Continuing Studies awards the following master’s degrees:
- Master of Arts in Diplomacy
- Master of Arts in History
- Master of Arts in International Relations
- Master of Arts in Military History
- Master of Arts in Strategic Studies
- Master of Business Administration
- Master of Civil Engineering
- Master of Public Administration
- Master of Science in Criminal Justice
- Master of Science in Executive Leadership
- Master of Science in Information Security and Assurance
- Master of Science in Leadership
- Master of Science in Management
- Master of Science in Nursing