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Online Master's in Diplomacy and International Affairs
(International Relations)


EUCLID, an international intergovernmental institution with a university mandate, offers to select students from the general public its flagship program which is an online master in diplomacy and international affairs (MDIA).

It is the only Master's degree program in diplomacy organized by an international intergovernmental organization and officially used by active diplomats over 4 continents, counting among its students and alumni officials at the minister, ambassador and diplomatic counsellor levels.

Photo: EUCLID MDIA graduate Ambassador Hanna Simon presenting her letters of credence to President Francois Hollande of France.

The EUCLID MDIA is an advanced program delivered by a treaty-based and treaty-practicing institution, and as stated by the United Nations in a rare instance of explicit confirmation, "the UN Secretariat recognize Euclide- Pole Universitaire Euclide and the other four UN institutions ... as being accredited."

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

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Academic Presentation:

This unique Master's degree focuses on diplomatic practice and the actual application of theoretical knowledge, rather than the advancement of academic knowledge for its own sake. Also, international relations are examined from the contrasting perspectives of various actors including developing countries.

The EUCLID MDIA is used by professional diplomats working for EUCLID Participating States and can be considered an excellent route to pursue a career within governmental bodies, NGOs and international organizations.

Thanks to its low tuition and remarkable institutional relationships, it is of special interest to European and African students.

Within certain parameters, the EUCLID Online Masters in Diplomacy (similar in contents to what other institutions present as an Online Masters in International Relations) is customizable, with elective courses focusing on:

  • Regional diplomatic affairs
  • International Relations: from theory to practice
  • Small islands issues
  • Inter-ethnic and inter-religious relations
  • E-government
  • Sustainable economic development
  • Non-governmental organizations
  • International Law and Treaty Law

Note: This degree program is distance-based only and requires fluency in the English language.

Program Brochure and video:

Video to the right:

Daryl Copeland:

What is Diplomacy? Why does it fail?


Admission Requirements:

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

Government-sponsored applicants (who are already government staff) may be admitted without a Bachelor’s degree if their level of education and experience is deemed sufficient. EUCLID may require these participants to complete bridge courses prior to enrolling in the program.

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:

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

Course Name
US Credits
-ACA-401 International Academic and Professional Paper Writing
-TPH-499 Argumentation and Critical Thinking
-DIP-401 Diplomacy: Theory and Practice
-LAW-INT1 International Law and Treaty Law (1)
-DIP-801 Introduction to the UN System
-DIP-413 International Relations + Fifty Key Thinkers in IR
-DIP-411 International Conflicts: Theory and History
-DIP-502 Negotiation and Conflict Management
-DIP-405 Multilateral Diplomacy (United Nations)
-DIP-406A International Organizations I
-DIP-607 Diplomatic Protocol and Immunities
Total Credit Hours (US):

Elective Courses:

Course Name
US Credits
Race and Ethnic Relations
Writing and Speaking at Work
The Cultural Dimension of International Business
International Management: Managing Across Borders and Cultures
Foreign Affairs Review
Master's Capstone Paper or Thesis
Diplomacy and Religion / Inter-Religious Diplomacy
Diplomacy, Oil & Energy
Diplomatic History Module
International Organizations II
International Politics: Enduring Concepts and Contemporary Issues
International Humanitarian Law and the Law of Armed Conflict
Logistical Support of United Nations Peacekeeping Operations
Foreign Service, Careers in International Affairs
Operational Logistical Support of UN Peacekeeping Missions
Advanced Topics in UN Logistics
Mine Action: Humanitarian Impact, Technical Aspects, and Global Initiatives
Peacekeeping and International Conflict Resolution
Peacekeeping In The Former Yugoslavia
Principles For the Conduct of Peace Support Operations
Security Measures for United Nations Peacekeepers
Commanding UN Peacekeeping Operations
Conduct of Humanitarian Relief Operations
Ethics in Peacekeeping
Global Terrorism
United Nations Peacekeeping: 1945-1987
United Nations Peacekeeping: 1988-1997
United States and the Middle East: 1914 to 9/11

For more information:

Faculty Profiles

Institutional Recognition / Accreditation

About EUCLID: Institutional Background

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EUCLID: International Relations in Practice:

Faustin Touadera with John Kerry

Photo above: EUCLID's High Steward Pr Faustin Touadéra with US Secretary of State John Kerry. Full caption: "U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, who speaks fluent French, points to his French interpreter on standby as he meets with CAR President Faustin-Archange Touadéra after both officials signed the COP21 Climate Change Agreement on Earth Day, April 22, 2016, at the United Nations Headquarters in New York, N.Y. [State Department photo/ Public Domain] [State Department photo/ Public Domain]"

Puyenbroeck at FPA event

Photo above: EUCLID's Robin van Puyenbroeck, panel speaker at the Eurozone in Crisis event at the United Nations Dag Hammarskjöld Auditorium, May 2013.



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New York, Washington DC, Geneva, Brussels, Berlin

Headquarters: Banjul, The Gambia
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