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Question: Do you accept self-published books?
Answer: Yes. However, per our guidelines, we do not accept self-nominations. To be eligible, a self-published book must be nominated by someone other than the author. For example, an editor, another author, or subject-matter expert who finds the work worthy may nominate a self-published book.

Q: According to the guidelines, a “first book-length work” is eligible for the Colby Award. What if it is a multi-author work (two or more authors), with one as a first-time author accompanied by one or more authors with previously published books? Does the book still qualify?
A: Yes, if the first-listed author is also the first-time author.

Q: If the book is ghost-written, do we need to disclose that?
A: It would be appreciated but is not required.

Q: If the book was originally published in a non-English language and an English translation exists, does the book qualify for the Colby Award?
A: Yes, as long as the original publication is the author’s first book-length work.

Q: Does poetry qualify for the Colby Award?
A: Yes. A book-length work of poetry, whether a single, long poem or a collection of poems, qualifies for the award.

Q: Do you accept graphic novels?
A: Yes.

Q: Do novellas qualify for the Colby Award?
A: Yes.

Q: Will I be notified if the nominated title is not selected?
A: Norwich University will contact the top finalists around late spring. Unfortunately, we are not able to individually contact nominees who have not advanced to the later rounds of review.

Q: What is the review process for the Colby Award?
A: The Colby Award includes a two-step review process. In the first round, a team of volunteer reviewers reads all eligible submissions. In the second round, the top five finalists move on to our selection committee, made up of six former Colby Award winners and chaired by noted historian and New York Times–best-selling author, Alex Kershaw. The selection committee chooses the winning title.

Q: Do I need to be present to receive the award?
A: Yes. The Colby Award recipient must be present at the Military Writers’ Symposium at Norwich University and participate in an appearance at the Pritzker Military Museum & Library in Chicago based upon the author’s schedule.

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The countdown to our in-person 2021 Commencement and Joint Commissioning ceremonies has begun! We are thrilled to be able to celebrate this important milestone in the lives of our students with a limited number of our parents, families, and guests.

Based on current guidelines established by the Vermont Forward Plan, I am pleased to provide you additional details regarding our decision to permit guests to attend:

    • Norwich University will host two (2) indoor Commencement ceremonies at 9:00 a.m. and two (2) Commencement ceremonies at noon. These ceremonies will be held simultaneously at each time slot in Shapiro Fieldhouse and Kreitzberg Arena in keeping with the physical distancing guidance and COVID-19 protocols stipulated in the Vermont Forward Plan for indoor events to ensure the health and safety of the Norwich community and our guests. These ceremonies are being developed for Norwich University’s colleges and schools, with more details forthcoming in the week ahead as we work through our student preferences and guestlists.

CGRS FELLOWSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

ENVIRONMENTAL SECURITY INITIATIVE

The Environmental Security Initiative fellowship is sponsored by the Norwich University Center for Global Resilience and Security in collaboration with the John and Mary Frances Patton Peace & War Center (PAWC) and the Association for Environmental Health and Sciences (AEHS) Foundation. A generous gift from the AEHS Foundation was matched by Norwich University to award student fellowships in Environmental Security (ES).

The ES fellowship enables Norwich undergraduates from any academic discipline the opportunity to pursue areas of inquiry and experiences that will promote and expand their understanding of connections between environmental degradation and conflict and security.

Fellowship activities will include some or all of the following:

  1. Research and writing on specific topics assigned by the CGRS/PAWC/AEHS team and their partners.
  2. Travel to and presentation in conferences related to environmental security.
  3. Networking with the CGRS/PAWC/AEHS partners.

You must have a current cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher to apply. 

  • Application Deadline: TBD, forthcoming spring 2022

RESILIENT VERMONT NETWORK

The Resilient Vermont Network (RVT), housed within CGRS, strives to foster community relationships, programming and outreach to make Vermont and Vermonters stronger, healthier and more secure in the face of rapidly evolving variables such as climate change, public health crises, globalized economies and more.

The RVT fellowship enables Norwich undergraduates from any academic discipline the opportunity for community involvement and service, and to pursue areas of inquiry that will promote connections and understanding between land, water, energy and people.

Fellowship activities will include some or all of the following:

  1. Research and writing on specific topics assigned by the CGRS/RVT team and their partners.
  2. Travel to and presentation in conferences related to economic, environmental, health and community resilience.
  3. Network with CGRS/RVT partners.

You must have a current cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher to apply. 

  • Application Deadline: TBD, forthcoming spring 2022

DOG RIVER CONSERVANCY

The Dog River Conservancy (DRC) of CGRS, located in central Vermont, brings together communities around the Dog River to promote awareness of water conservation efforts in the area.

The DRC fellowship enables Norwich undergraduates from any academic discipline the opportunity for community stewardship on issues that extend beyond water quality and geomorphology to include the waterway’s history and culture and water-ecosystem-community health.

Fellowship activities will include some or all of the following:

  1. Research and writing on specific topics assigned by the CGRS/DRC team and their partners.
  2. Travel to and presentation in conferences related to water conservation, water quality, geomorphology and water-ecosystem-community health.
  3. Network with CGRS/DRC partners.

You must have a current cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher to apply. 

  • Application Deadline: TBD, forthcoming spring 2022

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Norwich University’s Career and Internship Center has a wealth of resources students of any class year can tap, ranging from interest mapping to internship listings to résumé revision and job interviewing practice.

Arriving students can seize these services. Director Meghan Oliver has a collection of frequently asked questions to help them start.

High school students looking for an academic challenge. Adult learners looking to continue a life-long pursuit of knowledge, but not interested in earning a degree. Professionals needing to finish of a few pre-requisites before beginning a Master’s degree program. There are many reasons why you may want to take classes from Norwich, but not enroll in a degree granting program. Don’t worry – we can help you get the courses and credits you need.

Non-degree Seeking Students at Norwich University

Non-degree seeking students, also known as non-matriculating students, are those students who want to take courses at Norwich, but are not currently seeking a degree from us.  This includes Norwich faculty, staff and their immediate family members using the tuition benefit to take some classes, but who are not seeking admission to a degree program.  Credits earned by non-degree seeking students will be reflected on the student’s permanent NU transcript


Exchange Students

If you are an exchange student, or if you are a domestic student seeking to take part in one of Norwich’s Summer Abroad programs (i.e. Maymester), please contact the Norwich International Center at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 1 (802) 485-2934 for instructions on how to apply.


Vermont High School Students

If you are a high school student in the state of Vermont and are interested in taking classes at Norwich prior to graduating from high school, you may be eligible for the Flexible Pathways Program. For more information, visit our Flexible Pathways web page prior to applying as a non-degree seeking student.


Deadline: Rolling Admissions

Eligibility requirements:

  • 2.0 High School GPA (high school transcript required) or
  • Previously earned quality points from a college-level course (college transcript required)

Program Notes:

  • Tuition fees are calculated on the number of credits a student takes. A schedule of fees is available on the Bursar’s page.
  • Degree seeking students will have priority registration over non-degree seeking students.
  • Non-degree seeking students must meet course prerequisites to attend. Placement examinations may be required.
  • To become a degree seeking student, students MUST apply to Norwich for admission into the degree-granting program.
  • Non-degree seeking students who are full-time students (12 or more credits per semester) and who meet age restrictions may apply for on-campus housing through the Norwich Residential Life Housing Director at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .
  • The Admissions office does not process or provide course overrides. An override may be needed when a student is seeking to take a course that is full, is restricted to a certain class level, or is restricted to a specific major. In addition to the reasons listed here, other overrides may also be necessary. If a student requires an override or have other questions about a course, they must contact the Chair/Director of the program offering the course (Faculty listing). For courses offered during summer months, the students may also contact the Summer School Coordinator at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 1(802) 485-2354.

How to Apply

Prior Attendees: Students who have previously attended on-campus courses at Norwich, complete the Registration Form available from the Registrar’s Office here:

Non-Prior Attendees: Students who have not previously attended on-campus courses at Norwich:

  • Apply Here
  • Select the Degree Category “Non-Degree Seeking”
  • Select the appropriate Admissions Category: Dual Enrollment, Early College or Non-Degree Seeking. Definitions of and information for Dual Enrollment and Early College students is found here.
  • In the Academic Major field, select the academic field that you are most interested in studying.  Note that as a non-degree seeking student, you will not be admitted directly into a degree program: this field serves to only inform us what your primary academic interest is.
  • Select the appropriate Entry Term (i.e. "Fall 2021")
  • In the Lifestyle field, select Civilian Commuter or Civilian Residential. Non-degree seeking students cannot join the Corps of Cadets.
  • Provide copies of high school or college transcripts
  • Provide a statement addressing why you want to take courses at Norwich
  • If you are a High School student seeking to take classes at Norwich but are NOT enrolling through Flexible Pathways, you will also need to:
    • Provide a letter of recommendation from a School Counselor
    • Submit the Principal Authorization form

Contact Information

If you have general questions about taking courses at Norwich University as a non-degree seeking student, or are interested in applying, contact the admissions office at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 1 (802) 485-2001.

If you have questions about taking Summer School courses at Norwich, please contact the Summer School Coordinator at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 1(802) 485-2354.

If you are a Prior Norwich Attendee and have questions about registering for additional courses, contact the Norwich Registrar’s Office at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 1 (802) 485-2035.

Project: “How the People’s Republic of China is Weaponizing Water Ports to Control Business, Politics, Perspective and Trade in Tanzania”

“As a Richard S. Schultz Colby Symposium Fellow, I have been able to critically examine and analyze the significance of China’s investments in Tanzania, specifically through their influence and control of deep-water ports for military, commercial, and political purposes. As a result, I have a much fuller understanding of how international diplomacy, business strategy, and economic development converge to create opportunities for U.S. security risks.” – Nicole Navarro ’21

Norwich University offers two residential master’s degree programs. For more information, click on the links below.

Master of Architecture (M.Arch.)

Norwich offers a one year program for students who have a previous Bachelor of Science or Bachelor of Arts Degree in Architecture, and a longer program for students with a baccalaureate degree in any non-architecture field. Both programs require that previously earned degrees were granted by an accredited institution.

Learn More

How to Apply

  • Apply Here (new browser window will open)
  • Select the Degree Category “Masters Candidate”
  • Select the Academic Major “Masters of Architecture” with the correct option: MArch I (for students who have a Bachelor’s Degree in Architecture” or MArch III (for all others)
  • Select the appropriate Entry Term (i.e. "Fall 2021")
  • Submit any letters of recommendation and transcripts with your application.
  • Additional application requirements (i.e. portfolios, etc) will be submitted through the student portal after you submit the initial application. You will receive a link and password to the portal after you submit your application.

Master of Athletic Training (M.AT.)

Beginning in the Fall of 2021, Norwich will start accepting and reviewing applications for a two-year program as part of an accelerated BS-to-MAT program for external candidates who have already completed a baccalaureate degree from an accredited institution. Masters classes will commence in the Fall of 2022, with the first cohort graduating in the Spring of 2024.

Learn More

How to Apply

  • Apply Here (new browser window will open)
  • Select the Degree Category “Masters Candidate”
  • Select the Academic Major “Masters Athletic Training”
  • Select the appropriate Entry Term (i.e. "Fall 2021")
  • Submit any letters of recommendation (required for the MAT program) and transcripts with your application.
  • If applying for the MAT, complete the NU ATP Technical Standards on the application.
  • Additional application requirements (i.e. certification of observation hours, etc) will be submitted through the student portal after you submit the initial application. You will receive a link and password to the portal after you submit your application.

Deadlines:

  • Rolling Admissions, with a priority deadline of Feb 1
  • Deposit Deadline for Fall Enrollment: May 1
  • Deposit Deadline for Spring Enrollment: Dec 1

Tuition and Fees:

Housing:

  • Master’s Candidates who are not current Norwich students, but who are less than 24 years old, may apply for on-campus housing on a space available basis through the Norwich Residential Life Housing Director at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .
  • Master’s Candidates who are current Norwich students may apply for on-campus housing through the Norwich Residential Life Housing Director at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .
  • Undergraduate students will have priority for on-campus housing.

Contact Information

If you have general questions about applying to Norwich University as masters program candidate, or are interested in applying, contact the admissions office at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 1 (802) 485-2001.

Master of Architecture Graduate Program Director: Dr Timothy Parker This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., (802) 485-2629.

Master of Athletic Training Graduate Program Director: Dr Greg Jancaitis This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. (802) 485-2231

If you are interested in our Online Master’s Programs, please visit Norwich University Online.

NU PEACE & WAR CENTER



Spring 2021
Norwich University hosts Fulbright research fellow in military diversification, Dr. Grazia (Grace) Scoppio

Scoppio served as a Fulbright Canada Research Chair in Peace and War Studies for the spring 2021 semester at Norwich University. See the story.

Travis Morris, Associate Professor of Criminal Justice

Director, Peace and War Center

Travis Morris, Associate Professor of criminology and criminal justice, is currently the director of Norwich University’s Peace and War Center and the Director of the School of Justice Studies and Sociology. Dr. Morris teaches courses in terrorism, policing, homeland security, and criminology; his research interests include violent extremist propaganda analysis, information warfare, and comparative justice systems. He directed a NATO Science for Peace Program in Macedonia and participated in the SFOR NATO mission in Bosnia. He has published on the relationship between policing, peacekeeping, counter-terrorism, and counter-insurgency and has conducted ethnographic research in Yemen and Israel. His most recent book, Dark Ideas, analyzes how ideas have transformed violent extremism over the past six decades.

Yangmo Ku, Associate Professor of Political Science

Associate Director, Peace and War Center

Yangmo Ku is Associate Professor of Political Science and Associate Director of the Peace and War Center at Norwich University. Dr. Ku’s research focuses on North/South Korean politics, East Asian security, US foreign policy, and the politics of memory and reconciliation in East Asia and Europe. His co-authored book, titled Politics in North and South Korea: Political Development, Economy, and Foreign Relations, was published in 2018. His previous research has also appeared in numerous journals, including the Journal of East Asian Studies, Asian Perspective, Pacific Focus, Korean Journal of International Studies, Asian Journal of Peacebuilding, and the Yale Journal of International Affairs. He also serves as founding editor of Norwich’s Journal of Peace and War Studies and is often invited to teach intensive courses on the politics of the Korean Peninsula to US federal government workers.

This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., Administrative Coordinator-Research Centers

Nicole Greenwood has a strong background in the luxury hospitality industry and most recently spent time at a biotech startup in Boston, MA focusing on event coordination and administrative support. She completed a Master of Science in hospitality business management from Florida International University and a Bachelor of Arts in history from Washington State University.

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