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Online Master in Sustainable Development


EUCLID, 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 Master in Sustainable Development and Diplomacy (MSDD). This program is closely related to EUCLID's #1 ranked MBA in Sustainable Development.

Closely aligned with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, 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.

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 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.

The 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 institutional relationships, it is of special interest to European and African students.

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

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

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

A Look at the Sustainable Development Goals (HD) from Africa InSight Media on Vimeo.

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.

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 or "Roadmap"

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-405 Multilateral Diplomacy (United Nations)
-DIP-406A International Organizations I
Total Credit Hours (US):

Elective Courses:

Course Name
US Credits
Foreign Affairs Review
International Negotiations
Master's Capstone Paper or Thesis
Diplomacy and Religion / Inter-Religious Diplomacy
Diplomacy, Oil & Energy
International Organizations II
International Politics: Enduring Concepts and Contemporary Issues
Foreign Service, Careers in International Affairs
Diplomatic Protocol and Immunities

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International Headquarters: Bangui, C.A.R.; Banjul, The Gambia

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Institutional High Steward: President Faustin Touadéra, PhD (Mathematics; Lille, France)

Diplomatic and Academic High Steward: Ambassador Juan Avila, PhD (Education; Fordham, USA)


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