New England College Partners with US Marine Corps


Military focus and online programming seen as valuable benefit


New England College has been selected as one of a small group of colleges and universities to offer graduate education programs to Marine Corps officers.  As part of the partnership between the United States Marine Corps’ College of Distance Education and Training organization and New England College, active-duty, reserve and veteran officers may transfer credits they earned in formal military education and apply those credits towards an MBA in Strategic Leadership or Master of International Relations degree. 


New England College was founded 70 years ago with the mission to assist returning WWII veterans in obtaining an education that would pave the way to positive reentry and career success.  As the college has grown, so has its commitment to serve the nation’s community of service men and women, veterans, and their families.  New England College is a designated Yellow Ribbon college with multiple military-friendly recognitions.


“Service men and women receive exceptional experience in the field and through military schools and colleges,” said New England College’s Director of Veterans Affairs, Dr. Cindi Nadelman.  Dr. Nadelman is a retired officer from the US Air Force and, in addition to working with veterans at the College, teaches computer information systems and business courses.  “Since its founding in 1946, New England College has been a leader in supporting the academic interests of the military community.  We recognize the relevance and applicability of military training and see it as a natural fit with our graduate programs.


Retired officer and Associate Dean at the USMC’s College of Distance Education and Training organization, Dennis Haskin, agrees.  “The credits, pricing, and convenience makes this program enticing.  I know it will appeal to our Marines who desire a graduate degree in leadership or international relations.  It’s a perfect match to build on experience they already have.  We appreciate New England College’s commitment to the military and look forward to having our Marines take advantage of this educational opportunity.”


Marine Corps officers can quickly and cost-effectively earn a graduate degree from New England College’s accredited institution. 

  • Officers who have completed Expeditionary Warfare School (EWS) and Command and Staff College (CSC) may transfer up to 20 credits toward an MBA in Strategic Leadership or a Master of International Relations degree.
  • Due to the high quality and comprehensive nature of the EWS and CSC experience, New England College has offered the highest transfer amount currently recognized by any college or university in the United States.
  • For the convenience of Marines, both the MBA in Strategic Leadership and Master of International Relations programs will be delivered online.
  • The cost is expected to be completely covered for Marines with appropriate military education benefits.

For information on how to apply, go to, call 603.428.2252, or email

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