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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.

Our Programs
The resident 24-day course on Countering Transnational Organized Crime is the foundational academic course of the CTOC Program.
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.
This one-week seminar analyzes security issues related to Europe’s Eastern flank.
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
European Security Seminar-North focuses on the security challenges and opportunities of the European High North.
This one-week seminar analyzes security issues related to Europe’s Southern flank, including the impact of developments within Africa, the Mediterranean and the Middle East
PASS is a graduate-level program in International Security Studies (ISS). In FY23, PASS will be a hybrid event: two weeks of virtual instruction followed by eight weeks in-residence.
A comprehensive program to explore the increasing domestic, international and transnational challenges in cyber security.
Participants examine terrorist actions and capabilities while discussing, sharing and providing best practices for comprehensive whole-of-government and whole-of-society solutions.
The topic of SES changes with each iteration of the course in order to focus on the most critical and relevant contemporary security issues.
This three-week seminar specifically focuses on regional security issues in and around Europe and their relevance for broader Euro-Atlantic security.
The Seminar analyzes a range of IW/HT tactics including coercive economics, the use of proxy forces, cyberwarfare, disinformation operations, and “lawfare.”