Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

I only hold a three-year bachelor's degree. Am I eligible?

No. The program only considers applicants with a degree requiring four years of studies or an equivalent of 240 ECTS.

Can professional experience be accepted in lieu of a first academic degree?

No. Professional Experience can only be accepted to an extent of 30 ECTS-Points (of 240).

I do not possess an academic degree, but am a graduate of a military or service academy. Can I be considered for the program?

Yes, if your academy meets higher education standards. Please contact the program administration to find out whether your academy is considerable.

I have already completed a program at the Marshall Center or elsewhere. Can this previous coursework be recognized?

Comparable coursework completed at other institutions can be considered for MISS. The tuition will be reduced by the appropriate amount.

Do you offer courses online?

The first module "Theories and Methods" can be completed via distance-learning. We are preparing to offer more such modules in the future.

Do you offer scholarships?

Unfortunately we do not offer scholarships or financial assistance. The website of the German Academic Exchange Service offers a good overview of available scholarships for studies in Germany: www.daad.de

Can the program be completed part-time?

Yes, the program is modularized and single modules can be taken individually.

I don’t want to undergo vetting through German and US authorities. Can I take part in the program?

No, successful vetting through German and US authorities is mandatory.