Introduction to Catalog

This is an archived copy of the 2016-17 Catalog. To access the most recent version of the catalog, please visit

The Official 2016-2017 Catalog of the College of Graduate and Continuing Studies

The Catalog of the College of Graduate and Continuing Studies is the official catalog for all students enrolled in online programs. It contains all applicable academic rules, regulations, and policies for students enrolled in semesters beginning after May 1, 2016. The Catalog is published in May and updated through the quarterly Catalog Supplement in September, December, and March for students enrolled in the following online degrees and certificates:

Bachelor of Interdisciplinary Studies
Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice
Bachelor of Science in Cyber Security
Bachelor of Science in Management Studies
Bachelor of Science in Strategic Studies and Defense Analysis
Master of Arts in Diplomacy
Master of Arts in History
Master of Arts in International Relations
Master of Arts in Military History
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 Nursing
Certificate in Teaching and Learning

Force of Publication

The statements set forth in this catalog and the catalog supplements are for informational purposes only and should not be construed as the basis of a contract between a student and Norwich University.

While the provisions of this catalog will ordinarily be applied as stated, Norwich University reserves the right to change any provision listed in this catalog, through means of the catalog supplements, including, but not limited to, academic requirements for graduation and schedules for course offerings, without actual notice to individual students.  Every effort will be made to keep students advised of any such changes. Information on changes will be made available in the quarterly catalog supplements and through the Registrar's Office.

Students are responsible for keeping themselves apprised of current graduation requirements for their particular degree program(s).

This catalog is prepared to enable prospective and enrolled students, and others, to learn about Norwich University. The catalog is also intended to explain policies, requirements, regulations, and procedures in a manner that will help students progress through the University. Faculty, advisers, and staff at Norwich University will provide assistance, but ultimately the responsibility for compliance with policies, requirements, regulations, and procedures rests with the student.

University Information

Norwich University
College of Graduate and Continuing Studies
158 Harmon Drive
Northfield, Vermont 05663
Phone: 802-485-2567
Student Helpline: 866-NU-GRADS (866-684-7237)
Fax: 802-485-2533

Equal Opportunity

Norwich University is committed to providing equal opportunity in education and employment to qualified persons. The university admits students without regard to race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, age, sexual orientation, or qualified disability and does not discriminate in the administration of its educational and other admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, employment practices, athletic, and other university administered programs.

Implementation of this policy shall be in compliance with Title IV and Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964; Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1992; the Equal Pay Act of 1963; Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967; Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973; the Vermont Fair Employment Practices Act; the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990; and other pertinent federal and state non discrimination laws and statutes. Contact Title IX Coordinator, 802-485-2144, or Director of Human Resources, 802-485-2075, with questions, compliance concerns, or discrimination complaints regarding gender equity.

Officers of the Board of Trustees

Officer of the Board Name
Chairman of the BoardAlan F. DeForest, BS
Vice Chairman of the BoardPhilip L. Soucy, BS, MS
SecretaryDavid J. Whaley, BS, MS
Assistant SecretaryLaura Amell, BS

Norwich University Board of Trustees

Name Address Term Expires
Paul J. Carrara, BSEnglewood, FL2019
Larry P. Costa, BANottingham, NH2018
Peter Dalrymple, BSHouston, TX2018
Denise M. Donovan, BAFairfax, VA2017
Philip B. Down, BS, MHAEllicott City, MD2017
Lorna D. Edmundson, BA, MEd, EdDSharon, CT2017
Tricia Elmer, BA, MSSeattle, WA2021
John J. Gatti, BS, MSWoodridge, IL2018
Maxine Grad, BA, JD/MSL, JD/MELMoretown, VT2019
Roberta F. Haney, BS, MSNashua, NH2019
Wm. Blaine Hawkins, BS, MBACharlotte, NC2021
Virginia HoustonBoston, MA2021
Larry W. Jeffords, BSChazy, NY2020
Joel A. Kobert, BAHackettstown, NJ2020
John C. Koziol, BA, MSRockwall, TX2019
Larry A. Lang, BSWarren, PA2019
William M. Lasky, BAStuart, FL2020
J. A. "Yogi" Mangual, BA, MSAdvance, NC2019
Douglas M. McCracken, BA, MA, MSMooresville, NC2021
Richard I. "Butch" Neal, BS, MAWashington, DC2021
E. Miles Prentice, BA, JDNew York, NY2021
Martha Rainville, BAHolly Ridge, NC2017
Stephen T. Rippe, BSWashington, DC2021
Mim L. Runey, BA, MA, LPDProvidence, RI2020
Richard W. Schneider, BS, MALS, PhDNorthfield, VT2017
Mark D. Thompson, BS, MBASo. Hamilton, MA2018
David G. Warren, BS, MA, MPA, PhDSt. Petersburg, FL2018
J. Fred Weintz, Jr., BA, MBARiverside, CT2020
Robert H. Young, BA, MBARichmond, GA2019

Officers of Administration

Officer of Administration Name
PresidentRichard W. Schneider, PhD
Senior Vice President of Academic Affairs and Dean of the FacultyGuiyou Huang, PhD
Senior Vice President of Student Affairs and TechnologyFrank T. Vanecek, PhD
Vice President of Academic Affairs and Dean of the College of Graduate and Continuing StudiesWilliam H. Clements, PhD
Vice President of Enrollment ManagementGregory Mathews, MS
Vice President of Strategic PartnershipsPhilip Susmann, MBA
Vice President of Development, Alumni Relations and CommunicationsDavid J. Whaley, MS
Chief Financial Officer and TreasurerLauren D. Wobby, MBA,CPA
Chief Administrative OfficerDavid Magida, BA
Associate Vice President of Academic AffairsJopseh E. Byrne, PhD
Associate Vice President of ResearchDavid S. Westerman, PhD
Executive Assistant to the PresidentLaura Amell, BS