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Defense Policy | Master’s Degree

Norwich University


Insightful and influential policymakers at the highest levels of national defense remain vital to the protection of the United States and its citizens and to the diplomatic presence of the U.S. abroad. Emphasizing both theory and practice, the Norwich University online Master of Arts in Defense Policy (MDP) prepares students to take on advisory and supervisory roles with the Department of Defense and other government agencies, independent contractors, think tanks and organizations in the defense industry. The program explores the relationship between defense policies and national power and provides students with the research, analytical and communications skills to think and act decisively in critical, real-world defense scenarios.

Cost Total Cost $22,815

  • Tuition (total) $20,940

  • Mixed Fees (total) $1,725

  • Graduation Fee $150

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  • Grants & Scholarships

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