Master’s Degrees

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Dean: William H. Clements
Associate Dean of Administration: Debra R. Wick 
Associate Dean of Enrollment Management: Melissa K. Marcello
Chair of the Division of Professional Programs: Thomas J. Descoteaux
Chair of the Division of Social Science and Policy Programs: James M. Ehrman

Graduate Studies  

The College of Graduate and Continuing Studies 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 Alden Partridge’s experiential approach to education. A wide variety of teaching tools are 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 require 36 credit hours to complete, typically through six credit-hour seminars, eleven weeks in duration. The College of Graduate and Continuing Studies strives to create classes that facilitate high levels of interaction and mentoring with typical enrollments of 12-16 students, who often proceed through the program with other students who enter 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 June, September, December, and March, and typically enroll for a twelve credit hour semester with seminars taken sequentially.

All candidates for the masters' degrees are required to attend an annual residency conference  held on campus each year, typically 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:

This section of the university catalog contains information about academic policies , programs of study , and the required residency conference as they pertain to students enrolled in master's degrees offered online through the College of Graduate and Continuing Studies.