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College Courses

The Marshall Center’s College of International and Security Studies offers military and civilian officials resident courses that focus on democratic defense management and national, regional and international security.

The Marshall Center also partners with the Bundeswehr University in Munich for a 12-month Master in International Security Studies postgraduate degree. It is an international, policy-oriented program, designed especially for the requirements of military, diplomatic and other governmental institutions. The MISS aims at preparing future leaders for executive assignments in national and international military, diplomatic, governmental and private services, providing them with an extensive, practice-oriented knowledge of security studies, international law, strategic studies, terrorism, stability operations and civil security.

In addition to its resident programs, the College also hosts the Eurasian Foreign Area Officer Program, and the U.S. Senior and International Fellows Programs.

European Security Seminar-East  and Seminar on Regional Security are taught simultaneously in English and Russian. All other courses are offered in English only.

The Program on Countering Transnational Organized Crime (CTOC) focuses on the national security threats posed by transnational criminal organizations (TCOs). The course is designed for government officials and practitioners who are engaged in strategy
This forum creates an opportunity for law enforcement executives at the principal and deputy level, along with their counterpart policy experts, to examine the most critical challenges in combating transnational organized crime.
The European Security Seminar EU-NATO Cooperation was launched in 2021. It is a one-week resident course deepening the understanding and impact of NATO and EU cooperation
PASS is a graduate-level program in International Security Studies (ISS)
A comprehensive program to explore the increasing domestic, international and transnational challenges in cyber security.
This five-week program analyzes the parameters of regional security within Europe and its flanks in the context of renewed great power competition.
Participants examine terrorist actions and capabilities while discussing, sharing and providing best practices for comprehensive whole-of-government and whole-of-society solutions.
Senior Executive Seminar (SES) will focus on the future of our partnerships in an era of persistent strategic competition combined with multiple other interconnected and concurrent global and transnational challenges, including widespread instability
It places particular emphasis on specific topics related to strategic competition and the role of external actors, hybrid and irregular challenges, and Euro Atlantic integration and cooperation.
The Seminar analyzes a range of IW/HT tactics including coercive economics, the use of proxy forces, cyberwarfare, disinformation operations, and “lawfare.”