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Online Doctorate in Diplomacy

 

Overview and Related Programs

EUCLID (Pôle Universitaire Euclide | Euclid University), an international intergovernmental organization with university mandate, offers to select students from the general public its flagship external (distance or online) degree program called the EUCLID Online Doctorate in Diplomacy and International Affairs (DDIA). This field of study or specialization is sometimes called Doctorate in International Relations.

It is the only online PhD program in diplomacy organized by an international intergovernmental organization and officially used by active diplomats over 4 continents.

Note: For information about our Online Master Degree in Sustainable Development and Diplomacy (EUCLID DSDD), please visit this page.

Note: For information about our Online Master Degree in Sustainable Development and Diplomacy (EUCLID MSDD), please visit this page.

Note: For information about our Online Master Degree in European Affairs and Diplomacy (EUROSTATE MEAD), please visit this page.

Note: For information about our Online MBA in International Organizations (EUCLID MBA IO), please visit this page.

Note: For information about EUCLID as an institution, including Participating States, scholarship programs, inter-institutional agreements and accreditation, please visit this page.

Academic Presentation

This degree program is distance-based only.

EUCLID's Doctorate in Diplomacy and International Affairs represents 90 US credits (120 ECTS) of coursework beyond the Bachelor's. In practice, students may enter the DDIA with a relevant Master's degree, complete 30 to 35 US credits of core doctoral courses, followed by the actual writing of the dissertation in 5 phases. The resulting thesis should be a publishable book offering a clear contribution to the field and establishing the author as a subjet-matter expert.

Among the suggested areas of focus are:

  • Regional diplomatic affairs
  • Small Islands / Small States issues
  • Inter-ethnic and inter-religious relations
  • International and treaty law
  • Sustainable development
  • IGOs and non-governmental organizations
  • Nation-specific dissertations

Program Brochure and Admission Requirements

For more information on a specific point, please contact the Admissions Office.

Applicants must have a Master’s degree or its international equivalent, issued by an institution listed in the latest edition of the UNESCO-IAU handbook.

Fluency in English (spoken and written) is required and will be tested.

Students are expected to be in position to dedicate 10 to 15 effective hours of study on a weekly basis.

Curriculum / Program Courses or "Roadmap"

EUCLID Online Doctorate in Diplomacy (Diplomatic Studies) courses (from EUCLID database):

PRIMARY ASSOCIATED COURSES
Code
Course Name
US Credits
-DIP-401 Diplomacy: Theory and Practice
4
-DIP-405 Multilateral Diplomacy (United Nations)
2
-DIP-406A International Organizations I
4
-DIP-411 International Conflicts: Theory and History
4
-DIP-413 International Relations + Fifty Key Thinkers in IR
4
-LAW-INT1 International Law and Treaty Law (1)
5
-T-DDIA1 DDIA Thesis 1/5 Bibliography + Outline
5
-T-DDIA2 DDIA Thesis 2/5 Draft
5
-T-DDIA3 DDIA Thesis 3/5 Completed Draft
5
-T-DDIA4 DDIA Thesis 4/5 Editing
5
-T-DDIA5 DDIA Thesis 5/5 Final Review
5
 
Total Credit Hours (US):
48

Elective Courses:

STANDARD DEGREE ROADMAP - SUGGESTED ELECTIVES
Code
Course Name
US Credits
Negotiation and Conflict Management
3
Diplomacy and Religion / Inter-Religious Diplomacy
3
Diplomacy, Oil & Energy
2
Diplomatic History Module
3
European Law
3
Argumentation and Critical Thinking
2
International Academic and Professional Paper Writing
1
International Politics: Enduring Concepts and Contemporary Issues
2
Economic Development
3
Foreign Service, Careers in International Affairs
2
Careers in International Affairs
2
A Guide to the World Bank
1
Diplomatic Protocol and Immunities
2
Writing the Doctoral Dissertation: A Systematic Approach
0
How to Complete and Survive a Doctoral Dissertation
0
Research Design: Qualitative, Quantitative, and Mixed Methods Approaches
0
World War II: A Military and Social History
1
History of Russia: From Peter the Great to Gorbachev
1.5
History of the United States, 2nd Edition
3
United States and the Middle East: 1914 to 9/11
4

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