Norwich awards 132 Masters degrees
(112% increase over last year)
Norwich University awarded 132 Masters degrees to online graduate students during a June 25 graduation ceremony in Andrews Hall. Students receiving diplomas came from as far away as Germany, China, and Guam and from as close as Northfield.
Norwich offers five different online graduate programs: Master of Civil Engineering, Master of Business Administration, Master of Arts in Diplomacy, Master of Justice Administration, and Master of Information Assurance. At the conclusion of 18 months of coursework, students come to Norwich for a week of academic activities.
As part of the week-long residency the students took part in seminars, conferences and lectures featuring outstanding scholars and experts, and engaged in simulations, demonstrations, and group projects correlating with their course curriculum.
During the commencement ceremony, Dr. Fred Snow, Vice President and Dean of Online Graduate Programs, challenged the graduates to go out into the world to become leaders in their fields.
"Supply never equals demand in terms of the need for great leaders in business, in non-profits, and in the military," Snow said. "Demand always exceeds supply - by a considerable measure. In these troubled times, especially, the world needs leaders with strong values and clear vision. You've proven your strong values, and we have helped you better articulate your vision. Now it's time for you to help fill the leadership void."
The degrees awarded consisted of: Master of Business Administration - 69; Master of Science in Information Assurance - 35; Master of Arts in Diplomacy - 21; and Master of Justice Administration - 7.
Norwich's online graduate program will expand in the fall, offering a Master's program in Civil Engineering and two new six-month certification programs -- the Online Emergency Management Certificate and the Online Health Care Management Certificate.
by Mark Albury