Norwich Earns Second Project Management Accreditation

NORWICH UNIVERSITY OFFICE OF COMMUNICATIONS

August 2, 2016

Norwich University Joins the Ranks of Select Institutions Offering a Project Management Degree Program Accredited by the PMI Global Accreditation Center for Project Management Education Programs

The online Master of Science in Information Security and Assurance (MSISA), Project Management concentration at Norwich University’s College of Graduate and Continuing Studies was recently accredited by the Project Management Institute Global Accreditation Center for Project Management Education Programs (GAC).

Degree programs that achieve GAC accreditation must demonstrate and meet the GAC’s rigorous global standards of accreditation, which include an assessment of each program’s objectives and outcomes, faculty and student evaluations, onsite and online resources, annual self-evaluation, and proof of continuous improvements in the area of project management education. Over 105 project management degree programs in sixteen countries are accredited by GAC. Programs at more than ten other universities are in the process of accreditation. GAC accreditation ensures the quality of academic degree programs and their graduates in order to meet the standards of the rapidly growing field of project management.

This is Norwich’s second such accreditation. The Master of Business Administration, Project Management concentration was accredited in 2014.

Norwich’s MSISA Project Management concentration prepares students for this field and hones skills in key project management knowledge areas. Students can become proficient in project planning; scope, risk, and cost management; and project procurement. Students enter the concentration after completing a series of foundational courses in information assurance technology, risk management and information assurance management and analytics.

To date, nearly 980 students have graduated from Norwich’s online information security and assurance master’s program, with another 117 currently enrolled.

“It is a great achievement for Norwich University to earn the PMI accreditation for a second program concentration,” said William Clements, dean of the College of Graduate and Continuing Studies. “The GAC accreditation provides our students an immediate applicability to further enhance their Norwich educational opportunities. This exemplifies our commitment to help students attain the skills necessary to become effective project managers and leaders in a variety of fields.”

About Norwich University˜

Norwich University is a diversified academic institution that educates traditional-age students and adults in a Corps of Cadets and as civilians. Norwich offers a broad selection of traditional and distance-learning programs culminating in Baccalaureate and Graduate Degrees. Norwich University was founded in 1819 by Captain Alden Partridge of the U.S. Army and is the oldest private military college in the United States of America. Norwich is one of our nation’s six senior military colleges and the birthplace of the Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC).www.norwich.edu 

In fulfillment of Norwich’s mission to train and educate today’s students to be tomorrow’s global leaders and captains of industry, the Forging the Future campaign is committed to creating the best possible learning environment through state-of-the-art academics and world-class facilities. Norwich University will celebrate its bicentennial in 2019. Learn more about the campaign and how to participate in the “Year of Transformation” here: bicentennial.norwich.edu.    

Norwich University’s College of Graduate and Continuing Studies (CGCS) builds upon the institution’s 197 year academic heritage with innovative online programs. CGCS offers master’s degrees in a variety of areas; bachelor’s degree completion programs; a certificate in teaching and learning and continuing education opportunities. The programs are recognized throughout the industry for their rigor, small class size, high student satisfaction and retention. online.norwich.edu

Media Contact:
Daphne Larkin
Assistant Director of Communications
Office Tel: (802) 485-2886
Mobile: (802) 595-3613
dlarkin@norwich.edu

Norwich welcomes 600 online students and their families to campus for residency and graduation

NORWICH UNIVERSITY OFFICE OF COMMUNICATIONS

June 20, 2016

Norwich University’s College of Graduate and Continuing Studies (CGCS) welcomed nearly 600 students representing nine online graduate and two online bachelor’s degree completion programs to campus for a week of culminating academic work and conferences during its annual Residency Conference June 20 – 24.

The students traveling to Norwich’s Northfield, Vt., campus represent all 50 states, as well as the nation’s capital, Puerto Rico, and seven international countries. Here, they will present papers and projects, engage in academic debate, participate in hands-on leadership activities, observe faculty presentations, and graduate.

This year’s Residency Conference theme is “Empowering Minds, Transforming Leaders,” and includes a keynote presentation by peacebuilder and humanitarian, President of the United States Institute of Peace Nancy Lindborg.

2016 Residency by the numbers:

  • 582 students will represent all 50 states, Washington, D.C., Puerto Rico, and seven international countries.
  • An additional 153 guests will gather on campus during residency week.
  • 62 faculty members will participate.
  • Nine master’s programs will be represented: diplomacy, history, military history, business administration, civil engineering, public administration, information security and assurance, leadership, and nursing.
  • Two bachelor’s degree programs will be represented: Strategic Studies and Defense Analysis, and Criminal Justice.
  • 100 students will join four professional honor societies.
  • 141 different academic sessions, panels and discussions will convene.
  • Four Norwich employees will graduate.

Highlights of the conference include: “Leaning into Leadership,” a daylong discussion of the toughest leadership challenges; “14th Star Brewing: A Case Study”; Honor Society Induction ceremonies; the 4th Annual Leadership Summit, in which groups of qualified students from across disciplines work with businesses on their organizational challenges; “How Small Wars Make Great Powers”; and many other offerings.

Throughout the week, students will be treated to three carillon concerts: Monday 4-5 p.m.; Thursday 5-6 p.m. and Friday 12-1 p.m.

Students participate in commencement exercises on Friday, June 24, at 10 a.m. in Shapiro Field House. This year’s commencement speaker is Retired Brigadier General Harold W. (Hal) Nelson, who served as the Army’s Chief of Military History at the United States Army Center of Military History from 1989 to 1994.

As Chief of Military History Nelson was responsible for ensuring the appropriate use of military history in the teaching of strategy, tactics, logistics, and administration. Under this mission, he was tasked with ensuring that military leaders at all levels were aware of the value of history in advancing military professionalism.

During his 32-year military career, Nelson served in Vietnam, Korea, Belgium, and Germany as well as at various posts in the United States. He earned military awards including the Distinguished Service Medal, the Legion of Merit, the Bronze Star, and the Combat Infantryman’s Badge. He was the founding president of the Army Historical Foundation and has served as a member of the Department of the Interior’s Commission for the National Military Park at Gettysburg for nearly twenty years.

Nelson taught strategy and history at the U.S. Army Staff College, and served as chairman of the Faculty Council. He also taught National Security Policy and history at the U.S, Army War College, where he held the Elihu Root Chair of National Strategy and the Harold K. Johnson Chair of Military History. He has also served on the Norwich University Board of Fellows, as well as led staff rides to Civil War, World War I, and World War II battlefields for friends of Norwich University.

About Norwich University˜

Norwich University is a diversified academic institution that educates traditional-age students and adults in a Corps of Cadets and as civilians. Norwich offers a broad selection of traditional and distance-learning programs culminating in Baccalaureate and Graduate Degrees. Norwich University was founded in 1819 by Captain Alden Partridge of the U.S. Army and is the oldest private military college in the United States of America. Norwich is one of our nation’s six senior military colleges and the birthplace of the Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC).www.norwich.edu 

In fulfillment of Norwich’s mission to train and educate today’s students to be tomorrow’s global leaders and captains of industry, the Forging the Future campaign is committed to creating the best possible learning environment through state-of-the-art academics and world-class facilities. Norwich University will celebrate its bicentennial in 2019. Learn more about the campaign and how to participate in the “Year of Transformation” here: bicentennial.norwich.edu.    

Norwich University’s College of Graduate and Continuing Studies (CGCS) builds upon the institution’s 197 year academic heritage with innovative online programs. CGCS offers master’s degrees in a variety of areas; bachelor’s degree completion programs; a certificate in teaching and learning and continuing education opportunities. The programs are recognized throughout the industry for their rigor, small class size, high student satisfaction and retention. online.norwich.edu

Media Contact:
Daphne Larkin
Assistant Director of Communications
Office Tel: (802) 485-2886
Mobile: (802) 595-3613
dlarkin@norwich.edu

Norwich graduate students to hack a local business by request

NORWICH UNIVERSITY OFFICE OF COMMUNICATIONS

June 16, 2016

Students in Norwich University’s Master of Science in Information Security & Assurance (MSISA) program will hack the software of a small business as part of their final course work beginning tomorrow, Friday, June 17.

Working in Norwich’s Cyber War Room, students will examine source code, conduct vulnerability assessments, conduct penetration tests, and various other activities to determine if they can compromise the system. The business, which is not publicly identifying itself in the interest of discretion, is interested in determining if sensitive intellectual property is adequately protected from unauthorized disclosure.

Students will determine how a malicious adversary could exploit the weaknesses of the company’s software and what could be done to help prevent it from occurring. Based on the workshop outcomes and findings, students will prepare management level reports to present to the company, offering valuable and actionable feedback.

Allowing students to put theory into practice, the program’s first-ever hacking workshop is a four-day event occurring during Norwich’s annual Residency Conference for students in the College of Graduate and Continuing Studies (CGCS).

The workshop allows students to apply what they learned in the MSISA program in a dynamic environment in a real-world scenario, honing project management, report writing, vulnerability, penetration testing, and digital forensics knowledge and skills.

This event is not open to the public.

The exercise came about in response to a direct request. Dr. Rosemarie Pelletier, director of the MSISA program, was contacted by the small business interested in having its software evaluated for security vulnerabilities or weaknesses. The software is designed to protect sensitive intellectual property while gathering survey participant’s feedback on products, services, commercials, and movies that are displayed by the software package.

In the spirit of service to others and experiential learning – two pillars of a Norwich University education – nine students accepted the challenge.

At the conclusion of the Residency Conference week, 58 students will graduate from the Information Security & Assurance program. Norwich’s online MSISA program introduces today’s most critical and relevant areas of information assurance and includes five concentrations that allow students to specialize based on their professional goals: computer forensic investigation/incident response team management; critical infrastructure protection & cybercrime; cyber law & international perspectives on cyberspace; project management, and vulnerability management.

Ranked #2 by the Ponemon Institute for cyber security in the U.S., Norwich University programs are consistently ranked among the best in the nation for cyber security education. Norwich University is recognized as a National Center of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance Education by the National Security Agency (NSA) and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and has received designation as a Center of Digital Forensics Academic Excellence (CDFAE) by the Defense Cyber Crime Center (DC3). Beginning in 2002, Norwich University became a member of what is now called National Science Foundation’s Cyber Corps: Scholarship for Service program. Norwich is partnered with the United States Army Reserves (USAR) to develop cyber-education curricula that align with federal standards and cybersecurity needs. Most recently Norwich’s online graduate program was named one of the top ten best cybersecurity graduate programs in the country by Universities.com.

About Norwich University˜

Norwich University is a diversified academic institution that educates traditional-age students and adults in a Corps of Cadets and as civilians. Norwich offers a broad selection of traditional and distance-learning programs culminating in Baccalaureate and Graduate Degrees. Norwich University was founded in 1819 by Captain Alden Partridge of the U.S. Army and is the oldest private military college in the United States of America. Norwich is one of our nation’s six senior military colleges and the birthplace of the Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC).www.norwich.edu 

In fulfillment of Norwich’s mission to train and educate today’s students to be tomorrow’s global leaders and captains of industry, the Forging the Future campaign is committed to creating the best possible learning environment through state-of-the-art academics and world-class facilities. Norwich University will celebrate its bicentennial in 2019. Learn more about the campaign and how to participate in the “Year of Transformation” here: bicentennial.norwich.edu.    

Norwich University’s College of Graduate and Continuing Studies (CGCS) builds upon the institution’s 197 year academic heritage with innovative online programs. CGCS offers master’s degrees in a variety of areas; bachelor’s degree completion programs; a certificate in teaching and learning and continuing education opportunities. The programs are recognized throughout the industry for their rigor, small class size, high student satisfaction and retention. online.norwich.edu

Media Contact:
Daphne Larkin
Assistant Director of Communications
Office Tel: (802) 485-2886
Mobile: (802) 595-3613
dlarkin@norwich.edu

Norwich’s online students gather for residency and graduation

NORWICH UNIVERSITY OFFICE OF COMMUNICATIONS

May 25, 2016

Norwich University’s College of Graduate and Continuing Studies (CGCS) will host its annual Residency Conference June 20 – 24. Nearly 600 students representing nine online graduate programs and two online bachelor’s degree completion programs will gather for a week of culminating academic work and conferences.

The students traveling to Norwich’s Northfield, Vt., campus represent all 50 states, as well as the nation’s capital, Puerto Rico, and seven international countries. Here, they will present papers and projects, engage in academic debate, participate in hands-on leadership activities, observe faculty presentations, and graduate.

This year’s Residency Conference theme is “Empowering Minds, Transforming Leaders,” and includes a keynote presentation by peacebuilder and humanitarian, President of the United States Institute of Peace Nancy Lindborg.

2016 Residency by the numbers: 

  • 582 students will represent all 50 states, Washington, D.C., Puerto Rico, and seven international countries.
  • An additional 153 guests will gather on campus during residency week.
  • 62 faculty members will participate.
  • Nine master’s programs will be represented: diplomacy, history, military history, business administration, civil engineering, public administration, information security and assurance, leadership, and nursing.
  • Two bachelor’s degree programs will be represented: Strategic Studies and Defense Analysis, and Criminal Justice.
  • 100 students will join four professional honor societies.
  • 141 different academic sessions, panels and discussions will convene.
  • Four Norwich employees will graduate.

About Norwich University˜

Norwich University is a diversified academic institution that educates traditional-age students and adults in a Corps of Cadets and as civilians. Norwich offers a broad selection of traditional and distance-learning programs culminating in Baccalaureate and Graduate Degrees. Norwich University was founded in 1819 by Captain Alden Partridge of the U.S. Army and is the oldest private military college in the United States of America. Norwich is one of our nation’s six senior military colleges and the birthplace of the Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC).www.norwich.edu 

In fulfillment of Norwich’s mission to train and educate today’s students to be tomorrow’s global leaders and captains of industry, the Forging the Future campaign is committed to creating the best possible learning environment through state-of-the-art academics and world-class facilities. Norwich University will celebrate its bicentennial in 2019. Learn more about the campaign and how to participate in the “Year of Transformation” here: bicentennial.norwich.edu.    

Norwich University’s College of Graduate and Continuing Studies (CGCS) builds upon the institution’s 197 year academic heritage with innovative online programs. CGCS offers master’s degrees in a variety of areas; bachelor’s degree completion programs; a certificate in teaching and learning and continuing education opportunities. The programs are recognized throughout the industry for their rigor, small class size, high student satisfaction and retention. online.norwich.edu

Media Contact:
Daphne Larkin
Assistant Director of Communications
Office Tel: (802) 485-2886
Mobile: (802) 595-3613
dlarkin@norwich.edu

Peacebuilder and Humanitarian Nancy Lindborg to give Norwich Todd Lecture

NORWICH UNIVERSITY OFFICE OF COMMUNICATIONS

May 24, 2016

Norwich University continues its 2016 Todd Lecture Series with “Building Peace in a Fragile World,” a presentation by President of the United States Institute of Peace Nancy Lindborg, on Thursday, June 23, 2016, at 10:30 a.m. in Plumley Armory.

This lecture is free and open to the public and will be streamed live at tls.norwich.edu.

Lindborg has served since February 2015 as President of the United States Institute of Peace (USIP), an independent institution founded by Congress to provide practical solutions for preventing and resolving violent conflict around the world.

Lindborg has spent most of her career working in fragile and conflict-affected regions around the world. She currently co-chairs Senior Study Group on Fragility, an initiative convened by USIP with the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace and the Center for a New American Security. The group is preparing recommendations to the next U.S. presidential administration and Congress on strategic approaches to preventing and addressing the security, humanitarian and development threats posed by fragile states.

Prior to joining USIP, she served as the assistant administrator for the Bureau for Democracy, Conflict and Humanitarian Assistance (DCHA) at US Agency for International Development (USAID). From 2010 to 2015, Lindborg led USAID teams focused on building resilience and democracy, managing and mitigating conflict and providing urgent humanitarian assistance. She led DCHA teams in response to the ongoing Syria crisis, the droughts in Sahel and Horn of Africa, the Arab Spring, the Ebola response and numerous other global crises.

Lindborg previously served as president of Mercy Corps, where she spent 14 years helping to grow the organization into a globally respected organization known for innovative programs in the most challenging environments. She started her international career working overseas in Kazakhstan and Nepal.

Lindborg has held a number of leadership and board positions including serving as co-president of the Board of Directors for the U.S. Global Leadership Coalition; co-founder and board member of the National Committee on North Korea; and chair of the Sphere Management Committee. She is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations.

Lindborg holds a B.A and M.A. in English Literature from Stanford University and an M.A. in Public Administration from the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University.

Lindborg’s lecture serves as the keynote presentation for this year’s annual residency conference of nearly 600 students representing 9 online graduate programs and 2 bachelor’s degree completion programs at Norwich University’s College of Graduate and Continuing Studies. Gathering from across the country and the globe under the theme of “Empowering Minds, Transforming Leaders” these Norwich students will gather for a week of capstone and culminating academic work and conferences.

Norwich University’s Todd Lecture Series is named in honor of retired U.S. Army Major General Russell Todd and his late wife, Carol, in gratitude for their dedicated service to the university. General Todd, a 1950 graduate of the university, also serves as president emeritus. With this series, Norwich brings national thought leaders from business, politics, the arts, science, the military and other fields and endeavors to its Northfield campus. Lectures are streamed live at tls.norwich.edu.

For more information please visit the Todd Lecture Series website (tls.norwich.edu) or call (802) 485-2633.

About Norwich University˜

Norwich University is a diversified academic institution that educates traditional-age students and adults in a Corps of Cadets and as civilians. Norwich offers a broad selection of traditional and distance-learning programs culminating in Baccalaureate and Graduate Degrees. Norwich University was founded in 1819 by Captain Alden Partridge of the U.S. Army and is the oldest private military college in the United States of America. Norwich is one of our nation’s six senior military colleges and the birthplace of the Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC).www.norwich.edu 

In fulfillment of Norwich’s mission to train and educate today’s students to be tomorrow’s global leaders and captains of industry, the Forging the Future campaign is committed to creating the best possible learning environment through state-of-the-art academics and world-class facilities. Norwich University will celebrate its bicentennial in 2019. Learn more about the campaign and how to participate in the “Year of Transformation” here: bicentennial.norwich.edu.    

Norwich University’s College of Graduate and Continuing Studies (CGCS) builds upon the institution’s 196 year academic heritage with innovative online programs. CGCS offers master’s degrees in a variety of areas; bachelor’s degree completion programs; a certificate in teaching and learning and continuing education opportunities. The programs are recognized throughout the industry for their rigor, small class size, high student satisfaction and retention. online.norwich.edu

Media Contact:
Daphne Larkin
Assistant Director of Communications
Office Tel: (802) 485-2886
Mobile: (802) 595-3613
dlarkin@norwich.edu

 

Norwich graduate students to review strategic plans for Vermont non-profit organizations

NORWICH UNIVERSITY OFFICE OF COMMUNICATIONS

May 5, 2016

Norwich University’s College of Graduate and Continuing Studies (CGCS) is offering new this year the opportunity for Vermont non-profit organizations to tap into the expertise of students and faculty in the Master of Public Administration Nonprofit Management concentration.

A select number of organizations will be chosen to submit their current strategic plans, fundraising plans, volunteer management and training plans for a free, confidential review by online graduate students during its Residency Conference held on campus in June.

Interested Vermont nonprofit organizations are encouraged to submit their strategic plan, business plan, or other working plan no later than June 1, 2016, to residency@norwich.edu. Appointments may be set for Wednesday, June 22, between 8 a.m. and noon, and will take place on the Norwich University campus with a small group of students and a faculty member. During the meeting in June, the organization can expect a full analysis of their current plan as well as appropriate recommendations. For organizations needing assistance with completing a strategic or volunteer management plan, for example, Norwich students will offer suggestions for completion based on the best interests of the organization.

“We developed this activity, the first of its kind for the Master of Public Administration program, to further promote two key Norwich University values: dedication to experiential learning and service to others,” CGCS Dean William Clements said.

Established in 2014, the nonprofit management concentration was created by Norwich faculty and partners. The concentration helps address the industry need for a focused competence in this management area, as non-profit organizations intersect with the public sector and interact with public sector policies and management.

The curriculum for the nonprofit management concentration expands learning objectives and outcomes beyond knowledge acquisition to include skills and abilities most valuable to professionals seeking to achieve and sustain higher levels of organizational performance. Key areas of focus include improving social return on investment, effectiveness, efficiency, accountability, and transparency. By utilizing the key skills learned in the nonprofit management courses, students are better prepared to apply these practices to benefit local nonprofits in their communities.

About Norwich University˜

Norwich University is a diversified academic institution that educates traditional-age students and adults in a Corps of Cadets and as civilians. Norwich offers a broad selection of traditional and distance-learning programs culminating in Baccalaureate and Graduate Degrees. Norwich University was founded in 1819 by Captain Alden Partridge of the U.S. Army and is the oldest private military college in the United States of America. Norwich is one of our nation’s six senior military colleges and the birthplace of the Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC).www.norwich.edu 

In fulfillment of Norwich’s mission to train and educate today’s students to be tomorrow’s global leaders and captains of industry, the Forging the Future campaign is committed to creating the best possible learning environment through state-of-the-art academics and world-class facilities. Norwich University will celebrate its bicentennial in 2019. Learn more about the campaign and how to participate in the “Year of Transformation” here: bicentennial.norwich.edu.    

Norwich University’s College of Graduate and Continuing Studies (CGCS) builds upon the institution’s 196 year academic heritage with innovative online programs. CGCS offers master’s degrees in a variety of areas; bachelor’s degree completion programs; a certificate in teaching and learning and continuing education opportunities. The programs are recognized throughout the industry for their rigor, small class size, high student satisfaction and retention. online.norwich.edu.

Media Contact:
Daphne Larkin
Assistant Director of Communications
Office Tel: (802) 485-2886
Mobile: (802) 595-3613
dlarkin@norwich.edu

Norwich University offers exclusive access to battle sites in Normandy

NORWICH UNIVERSITY OFFICE OF COMMUNICATIONS

January 11, 2016

Norwich University’s College of Graduate and Continuing Studies in conjunction with the National World War II Museum is leading a tour of Normandy, the site of the U.S.’s most famous WWII battle, May 15-21, 2016.

“D-Day: The Invasion of Normandy & Liberation of France,” offers a full week of touring in Normandy. This five day tour will provide exclusive access to sites unseen with other programs, along with superior accommodations in prime locations, all at a great value.

Norwich University’s Staff Rides are designed to help lifelong learners from varying backgrounds understand and appreciate historical military events by visiting actual battlefields. The goal is to explore specific battles and the decisions that commanders made on the field, and draw conclusions that can be applied in present and future contexts.

The cost to attend is $2,250, which includes hotel accommodations, some meals and ground transportation on-site; airfare is not included. Advanced registration is required, along with a $750 deposit to secure a spot. Registration is open here: http://online.norwich.edu/normandy-norwich-2016.

About Staff Rides:

A Staff Ride was an exercise developed by the German General Staff in the 19th century. The general staff traveled to battlefields of past campaigns to explore them on horseback or on foot. The theory was that staff officers truly understood campaigns and battles only by viewing the terrain from the perspective of the people they were studying. The U.S. Army still uses this approach as a learning tool.˜˜

About Norwich University

Norwich University is a diversified academic institution that educates traditional-age students and adults in a Corps of Cadets and as civilians. Norwich offers a broad selection of traditional and distance-learning programs culminating in Baccalaureate and Graduate Degrees. Norwich University was founded in 1819 by Captain Alden Partridge of the U.S. Army and is the oldest private military college in the United States of America. Norwich is one of our nation’s six senior military colleges and the birthplace of the Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC). www.norwich.edu

In fulfillment of Norwich’s mission to train and educate today’s students to be tomorrow’s global leaders and captains of industry, the Forging the Future campaign is committed to creating the best possible learning environment through state-of-the-art academics and world-class facilities. Learn more about the campaign and how to participate in the “Year of Transformation” here: bicentennial.norwich.edu.    

Norwich University’s College of Graduate and Continuing Studies (CGCS) builds upon the institution’s 196 year academic heritage with innovative online programs. CGCS offers master’s degrees in a variety of areas; bachelor’s degree completion programs; a certificate in teaching and learning and continuing education opportunities. The programs are recognized throughout the industry for their rigor, small class size, high student satisfaction and retention. online.norwich.edu

Media Contact:
Daphne Larkin
Assistant Director of Communications
Office Tel: (802) 485-2886
Mobile: (802) 595-3613
dlarkin@norwich.edu

Norwich University to offer Master of Arts in International Relations online

NORWICH UNIVERSITY OFFICE OF COMMUNICATIONS

December 16, 2015

NORTHFIELD, Vt. – Norwich University’s College of Graduate and Continuing Studies (CGCS) is now welcoming students into the new online Master of Arts in International Relations program. The first cohort is set to begin classes in March 2016.

The international relations program adds to Norwich’s global footprint – bringing together students from a variety of backgrounds and industries to blend real-world practice into the curriculum. This collaboration will help better equip students with a comprehensive understanding of the economic, cultural and political issues impacting today’s world and become effective global leaders.

“With our long standing commitment to global understanding, the international relations graduate program creates more opportunity for Norwich University to reach a larger audience of working adults who wish to build upon and advance their careers in the international arena,” William Clements, dean of the College of Graduate and Continuing Studies said.

Students enrolled in the international relations program will complete courses in a specialization of their choice. The four concentrations available are international security, national security, international development and cyber diplomacy. Working closely with Norwich faculty, students will finish the program through an individualized research component that defines, analyzes and gives perspective on a topic of their choice within the field of international relations.

“The international relations program is designed to give students a broader perspective on international affairs. It will let individual learners choose a course of studies that is the best suited to their professional or academic interests,” said Lasha Tchantouridzé, program director for international relations.

With the addition of the international relations program and the four concentrations, Norwich has expanded its graduate offerings to 10 programs and a total of 38 areas of specialization across those programs.

In 2014, Forbes.com ranked international relations as the No. 5 best “Master’s Degree for Jobs.” According to Forbes.com, mid-career professionals working in the international relations field earn a median salary of $97,500. Careers associated with this degree are projected to grow 21% from 2012 to 2022.

With coursework completed entirely online through Norwich’s flexible learning platform, the international relations program has four start dates throughout the year (January, March, May and September), allowing students to begin the program when it is most convenient for them. The final academic requirement for the international relations program, and all other graduate programs, is a week-long residency at the beautiful and historic Norwich University campus in Vermont. Students have the opportunity to meet with fellow students, faculty, and program staff in both formal classroom and informal settings.

For more information about the international relations program, please visit www.online.norwich.edu/mir.˜˜˜

ABOUT NORWICH UNIVERSITY

Norwich University is a diversified academic institution that educates traditional-age students and adults in a Corps of Cadets and as civilians. Norwich offers a broad selection of traditional and distance-learning programs culminating in Baccalaureate and Graduate Degrees. Norwich University was founded in 1819 by Captain Alden Partridge of the U.S. Army and is the oldest private military college in the United States of America. Norwich is one of our nation’s six senior military colleges and the birthplace of the Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC). www.norwich.edu

In fulfillment of Norwich’s mission to train and educate today’s students to be tomorrow’s global leaders and captains of industry, the Forging the Future campaign is committed to creating the best possible learning environment through state-of-the-art academics and world-class facilities. Learn more about the campaign and how to participate in the “Year of Transformation” here: bicentennial.norwich.edu.    

Norwich University’s College of Graduate and Continuing Studies (CGCS) builds upon the institution’s 196 year academic heritage with innovative online programs. CGCS offers master’s degrees in a variety of areas; bachelor’s degree completion programs; a certificate in teaching and learning and continuing education opportunities. The programs are recognized throughout the industry for their rigor, small class size, high student satisfaction and retention. online.norwich.edu

Media Contact:
Daphne Larkin
Assistant Director of Communications
Office Tel: (802) 485-2886
Mobile: (802) 595-3613
dlarkin@norwich.edu

Norwich Adds Two Programs to Online Bachelor’s Degree Completion offerings

Norwich University Office of Communications

September 14, 2015

Working adults looking to finish their undergraduate college degree now have two new programs to choose from through Norwich University’s online programs.

Norwich University’s College of Graduate and Continuing Studies (CGCS) has launched two online degree completion programs, the Bachelor of Interdisciplinary Studies and Bachelor of Science in Management Studies. Set to begin their first trimester in January, the programs spotlight both Norwich’s commitment to academic excellence and meeting the student demand by expanding its online degree program offerings.

CGCS now offers five online bachelor’s degree completion programs: criminal justice, cyber security, interdisciplinary studies, management studies, and strategic studies and defense analysis. The programs are tailored to serve working adults looking to advance or transition their career.

“One of the key things to me for having a Norwich education was the name that comes with it and there’s pride and tradition that comes with having a Norwich University diploma,” said Julie Scribner, who recently graduated from the online Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice. “You can get a criminal justice degree from any online school, but Norwich is the school that has the education and the faculty that can really make you stand out.”

The two new programs will add to the growing success of Norwich’s online bachelor’s portfolio. Nearly 600 students are currently enrolled in the online bachelor’s programs, including the first cohort of students in Norwich’s online cyber security program.

“The management studies and interdisciplinary studies programs open opportunities for Norwich University to reach a broader audience of working adults, who wish to complete a baccalaureate by providing the skills and knowledge foundation to become successful leaders in their fields,” William Clements, dean of the College of Graduate and Continuing Studies said.

Norwich’s online interdisciplinary studies program focuses on developing essential skills for the workplace through enhancing research and analysis abilities, developing innovative solutions to problems and communicating effectively. The program is designed to benefit students of all backgrounds as the curriculum is structured to provide a framework for professional success.

The new online management studies program takes a similar approach in honing skills needed to be a good and effective manager. The curriculum will help prepare students in the work force – public, private or military – for mid- to high-level management positions.

As with all Norwich bachelor’s degree completion programs, the College of Graduate and Continuing Studies assesses each student’s prior learning and training to determine how it may be applied towards his or her degree. The goal is to help students get the most out of their Norwich education, while accelerating their bachelor’s degree completion timeline when possible.

In addition to the core curriculum and electives, students choose a concentration in a specialized area of study. The interdisciplinary program allows for customization with three concentration offerings: justice studies, leadership studies or strategic studies. The management studies curriculum map has focus areas in leadership studies or human resource management.

The online interdisciplinary studies and management studies programs start three times throughout the year – January, May and September. For more information, please visit the website.

Norwich University is a diversified academic institution that educates traditional-age students and adults in a Corps of Cadets and as civilians. Norwich offers a broad selection of traditional and distance-learning programs culminating in Baccalaureate and Graduate Degrees. Norwich University was founded in 1819 by Captain Alden Partridge of the U.S. Army and is the oldest private military college in the United States of America. Norwich is one of our nation’s six senior military colleges and the birthplace of the Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC). www.norwich.edu

In fulfillment of Norwich’s mission to train and educate today’s students to be tomorrow’s global leaders and captains of industry, the Forging the Future campaign is committed to creating the best possible learning environment through state-of-the-art academics and world-class facilities. Learn more about the campaign and how to participate in the “Year of Transformation” here: bicentennial.norwich.edu.    

Norwich University’s College of Graduate and Continuing Studies (CGCS) builds upon the institution’s 196 year academic heritage with innovative online programs. CGCS offers master’s degrees in a variety of areas; bachelor’s degree completion programs; a certificate in teaching and learning and continuing education opportunities. The programs are recognized throughout the industry for their rigor, small class size, high student satisfaction and retention. online.norwich.edu

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Norwich in the News: “Vermont Trooper’s Long Road to a College Degree”

Norwich University Office of Communications

July 7, 2015

Burlington-based CBS affiliate WCAX-TV recently profiled Vermont State Trooper Julie Scribner, a one-time Norwich University cadet and single mother who returned to Norwich after a 26-year hiatus to complete her undergraduate degree. Scribner dropped out after her first year at Norwich and later married and started a family. Following her divorce, she enrolled at the Vermont Police Academy and joined the Vermont State Police. The detective sergeant returned to Norwich two years ago to enroll in a bachelors program in criminal justice through the university’s online College of Graduate and Continuing Studies and graduated with the inaugural class last month.

Watch the full video news story here.