Online Master of Arts in Diplomacy Program

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Become a more effective communicator, thinker and problem solver within the international system by earning your Master of Arts in Diplomacy. A unique diplomacy graduate program, Norwich University’s online Masters in Diplomacy prepares working professionals with a broad understanding of global communications protocol and a deep knowledge of the world issues that affect international relations.

What Make Norwich’s Online Masters in Diplomacy Unique?
Build on your political, governmental, or business expertise with a solid foundation in the theories and practice that directs international relations and political science within the international system. Become a problem solver and gain deep insight into the political, cultural and geographical complexity of the international environment. Explore the history of diplomacy, modern international economics, and the international law topics that define diplomacy in the 21st century.

In addition to your core courses, you will also have a choice of three concentrations.
These concentrations include:

  • International Commerce
  • International Terrorism
  • International Conflict Management

Benefits of an Online Diplomacy Program from Norwich University
• Gain a clear perspective on international diplomacy, leadership and conflict
• Learn to communicate more effectively within the complex international environment
• Enjoy small class sizes and a direct connection to the faculty and other students
• Complete the program in as few as 18 months while staying active in your current career
• Learn online, from anywhere and on your schedule through an interactive learning platform

Established in 1819, Norwich University is a nationally recognized institution of higher education, is the birthplace of ROTC, as well as the first private military college in the United States. Norwich University is regionally accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Inc., through its Commission on Institutions of Higher Education.

Why Pursue an Online Masters in Diplomacy from Norwich University?
To focus on the area of diplomacy that is most relevant to your career path and educational goals, choose from one of three concentrations uniquely designed to provide an in depth examination of diplomacy and international communications.

International Commerce – Whether you work in a corporate, non-profit, or governmental capacity, you’ll discover the impact of economics, law, politics and culture on multinational business endeavors. Learn to function effectively and manage teams across borders and in different kinds of organizations. Focus on human resource management functions at the leadership level. Develop knowledge, competencies, and tools for implementing strategic communications to deal with international populations including the public, government, media, online, and Non-Governmental Organizations (NGO).

International Terrorism – Examine the role of state sponsored terrorism within the international community. Discover the ideology, psychology and strategies that fuel all forms of terrorism. Make the connection between international terrorism and organized crime, and perform case studies to provide further insight into key groups. Learn the current strategies, policies and laws used to combat terrorism. Focus on the diplomatic and multilateral approaches for communicating and dealing with terrorism.

International Conflict Management – Address the multiple schools of debate concerning the causes of international conflict and war. Examine the controversial areas of peacekeeping and peacemaking, the use of diplomacy to avoid conflict, and the process for enforcing peace. Study the dos and don’ts of negotiating peace, its hazards, unexpected consequences and lessons learned. Assess conflict in all its forms, focusing on covert operations, psychological warfare, special operations, and terrorism. Examine the recovery process, the politics and cultural impact of rebuilding.

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