Online Graduate Program Awards 300 Master's Degrees

President Schneider congratulates graduateNorwich University awarded over 300 master's degrees at its Graduate Residency in June. The Online Graduate Programs have grown almost exponentially since their inception five years ago.

"We held our first graduation in the Chapel, the second in Andrews Hall, and today we're in Shapiro Fieldhouse," said President Schneider to the nearly 1,000 graduates, guests, and faculty assembled for the graduation ceremony. The University may have to hold two graduations next year to accommodate the students and guests.

The graduation culminated a week-long residency in which students participated in debates and conferences, defended master's theses, and listened to speakers. The students also had time to tour the area, take a dinner cruise aboard the Spirit of Ethan Allen, and cement the friendships that they had developed with fellow students during 18 months of coursework.

"If we believe the unsolicited comments from our students, for many of them the residency/degree program was one of the greatest experiences of their lives, and many said it was THE greatest experience of their lives.  Over and over and over again, these students marched up to me and commented on the tremendous pride they had in themselves, their families, and Norwich University," said Fred Snow, Dean and Vice President of the Online Graduate Programs.

Students in Norwich University's Online Graduate Programs come from every continent. All are working adults, and many find that the unique blend of theory and practice leads to promotions or new jobs even before receiving their degrees.

Norwich University currently offers online master's degrees in Diplomacy, Business Administration, Information Assurance, Justice Administration, Civil Engineering, Military History and Nursing. More are planned, along with various concentrations, specializations, and certificates. Information about the programs can be found at