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US Marine Corps CDET Partnership

An executive degree in international relations ideal for Marines

Marine Corps University

The Executive Master of International Service (MIS) program from American University in Washington, D.C., enhances your professional value and strengthens your international leadership skills and knowledge. The program enables Marines to dive into foundational and advanced international relations topics with underpinnings in theory, governance, and communication.

Graduates of the Command and Staff College Distance Education Program (CSCDEP) at the College of Distance Education and Training (CDET) at Marine Corps University (MCU) are eligible for this partnership.

The partnership announced between the Marine Corps and AU’s School of International Service grants graduates of CSCDEP 6 credit hours of advanced standing, enabling them to waive 6 of the 30 required program credits. In addition to the credit waiver, CDET CSCDEP graduates qualify for a $5,000 scholarship when they enroll as a student in the Executive MIS program. The MIS program does not require GRE scores to apply and instead evaluates transcripts and work experience. Applicants must have at least seven years of professional work experience to apply.

Eligible students may apply to either the on-campus or the online MIS degree at SIS. For more information, follow one of the links below:

On-Campus Executive Master of International Service

Online Executive Master of International Service

More information about CSCDEP at CDET