Category: Social Sciences

Program Form: Full-Time or Part-Time

Start of Program: September, 1st (Full-Time Students)

Place of Study: Garmisch-Partenkirchen (George C. Marshall Center)

Duration: 12 Months

Workload: 60 ECTS Credit Points

Course Language: English

Tuition Fees: 11.000 € (Discounts for GCMC Alumni)


The Master of Arts in International Security Studies (MISS) is a unique post-graduate program for security professionals offered jointly by the Universität der Bundeswehr München (UniBwM) and the George C. Marshall European Center for Security Studies (GCMC). The one-year program is designed to prepare international military and civilian students with some years of professional experience for executive positions in the public and private sector.

MISS participants profit from the particular strengths of the partnering institutions: The program combines university modules taught by the UniBwM professors and selected international faculty with the policy-oriented programs of the George C. Marshall European Center for Security Studies, a German-American defense institution where students study alongside other government officials from 110 countries. It provides its students with a comprehensive understanding of international security and connects them to a network of more than 10,000 security professionals around the globe.

Four different study concentrations – Regional Security, Counterterrorism, Cyber Security, and Countering Organized Crime – offer students an opportunity to deepen their understanding and develop professional networks in their specific area of expertise.

The program is designed for full- and part-time studies and can be completed either as a twelve-month course starting in September or by attending modules individually over a duration of two years. The entire program takes place at the Marshall Center in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, a mountain resort in Southern Bavaria.

The following pages will give you more information on career opportunities, program structure and admission requirements. If the website cannot answer all your questions or if you would like individual consultation please visit the contact section and reach out to the program leadership. We are always happy to help!