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Online PhD in Counter-Terrorism and Deradicalization


Because it is offered, and uniquely so, by an intergovernmental organization with a specialized mandate in both global affairs and interfaith studies, the EUCLID online PhD in Counter-Terrorism and Deradicalization takes up the challenge of offering a comprehensive doctoral program at the junction of three specialized fields of knowledge and application: (1) international relations (2) science of religion and psychology, and (3) sustainability and global governance.

EUCLID’s online PhD PhD in Counter-Terrorism and Deradicalization is related to EUCLID’s other relevant programs and areas of expertise, such as the PhD in Interfaith Studies and the Master's in Terrorism Studies and Deradicalization.

Historically, EUCLID grew out of the cooperation between universities and the International Organization for Sustainable Development (IOSD) which was the original SD international organization and which is now a EUCLID affiliated institute.


It is therefore only PhD program in this field of expertise organized by an intergovernmental organization and officially used by senior civil servants over 4 continents. It is also highly relevant to managers and executives working for multinational companies.

EUCLID’s DCTD offers a comprehensive graduate study of the most relevant topics, including historical contextualization, comparative terrorism, islamic radicalization, geopolitical hotspots, deradicalization methods, etc. Graduate can expect to complete the program transformed and enhanced in their ability to make a difference in global counter-terrorism and peacemaking.

Academic Presentation

This unique PhD focuses on policy and practice and the actual application of theoretical knowledge, rather than the advancement of academic knowledge for its own sake.

EUCLID's programs are 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.

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

Within certain parameters, the EUCLID Online PhD in Climate Change and Sustainability is customizable, with elective courses focusing on:

  • Islamic radicalization
  • Left-wing and right wing radicalization
  • Interfaith studies for deradicalization.

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


Admission Requirements

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.

Government-sponsored applicants (who are already government staff) may be admitted without a Master’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"

Course Name
US Credits
-ACA-401D International Academic Writing (Doctorate)
-TPH-499 Argumentation and Critical Thinking
-TER-CT Terrorism and Counter-Terrorism
-TER-AFR Islamic Terrorism in Africa
-ISL-700 Studies in Modern Islamic Radicalization
-TER-DER Studies in Deradicalization
-TER-GCT Global Counter-Terrorism
-DDS-600 Doctoral Directed Studies
-T-DDIA1 DDIA Thesis 1/5 Bibliography + Outline
-T-DDIA2 DDIA Thesis 2/5 Draft
-T-DDIA3 DDIA Thesis 3/5 Completed Draft
-T-DDIA4 DDIA Thesis 4/5 Editing
-T-DDIA5 DDIA Thesis 5/5 Final Review
Total Credit Hours (US):

Elective Courses:

Course Name
US Credits
Overview of Islam, Islamic Law (Shar'iah) and the Islamic World
Terrorism and Terrorism Threat (USA)
Advanced Studies in Inter-Religious Dialogue 1


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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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