New Master of Arts in Military History Program

In December, 2005, the first class will begin Norwich University’s new online Master of Arts in Military History (MMH) program.

"The Master of Arts in Military History program builds on the national reputation of the undergraduate program and is important to the mission of the University. It also complements other Norwich projects, such as the Sullivan Museum and History Center and the Center for the Study of War and Peace," says President Richard Schneider.

Norwich University is privileged to have Ned Willmott join the University as Director of the MMH program. Dr. Willmott is a nationally known military historian, with 18 books and over 50 articles to his name.

"The response to the MMH program has been striking," says Bill Clements, Dean of the Online Graduate Programs. "We had to double enrollment in the first class because demand for the program exceeded our initial expectations." Students applying for the program come from a wide variety of backgrounds, including the military, education, and business.

The Master of Arts in Military History presents a broad picture of military history. Students not only study military events, they are provided with a sophisticated understanding of the role of the military and war in history. The program offers a framework through which many aspects of historical events and human behavior can be understood, including economics, politics, social issues, international relations, leadership, and group dynamics.

Like other online graduate programs, the six seminars of the MMH program are taken in sequence over an 18-month period. Students finish their studies with the one-week residency and graduation on campus, where they participate in professional and social activities, as well as connect to each other and their school. Students may enter the program on any of four starting dates in September, December, March or June.

All Norwich alumni are eligible for a $2,500 scholarship to this, or any other, online graduate program, and 2005 graduates with honors receive an additional $2,500 scholarship. Visit to learn more.