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Program Type

PhD
90 ICH beyond BA/BS

School

EUCLID School of Global Business and Economics

Study Mode

Online / Distance
Part Time or Full Time

EUCLID’s Online PhD in Sustainable Development and Diplomacy

Because it is offered, and uniquely so, by an intergovernmental organization with a specialized mandate in sustainable development, the EUCLID online PhD in Sustainable Development and Diplomacy takes up the challenge of offering a comprehensive doctoral program at the junction of three specialized fields of knowledge and application: (1) economics development (2) sustainability, and (3) diplomacy and global governance.

EUCLID’s online PhD in Sustainable Development and Diplomacy is also based on EUCLID’s MBA/SD which was ranked #1 in 2016 for a good reason: it is offered by an international intergovernmental organization with a university mandate and specialized expertise in sustainable development. 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.

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It is therefore only PhD program in sustainable development and diplomacy 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 DSDD offers a comprehensive graduate study of the most relevant topics, including economic development, UN SD goals, international law, ecological economics, etc. Graduate can expect to complete the program transformed and enhanced in their ability to make a difference in global sustainability.

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Academic Presentation

This online PhD program blends several streams of academic knowledge and professional practice: sustainable economic development and international governance. Entrance into the program presupposed a good command of economics.

The curriculum provides a progression of courses covering ecological economics (with case studies), sustainable development studies, and international affairs related to SD. Upon completion of the required doctoral coursework, students proceed to the doctoral dissertation modules, leading to the presentation and defense of a doctoral thesis meeting international standards.

In the EUCLID context, sustainable economic development is considered from various angles as well as with an overall Global South perspective.

This is a program that is also used by civil servants working for EUCLID Participating States and can be considered an excellent route to pursue a career within institutions of higher learning, governmental bodies, NGOs, global corporations and international organizations.

EUCLID + IOSD = Sustainable Development in Practice

Photo above: Ms Federica MOGHERINI, High Representative of the EU for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy; with Pr Faustin-Archange TOUADERA, President of the Central African Republic and EUCLID’s High Steward.

Admissions / Entry Requirements for the MSDD

Applicants should have a relevant Master’s degree (economics, development, policy) issued by an institution listed in the UNESCO-IAU handbook / database. Similar or related backgrounds with adequate professional experience may be considered

Government-sponsored applicants (who are already government staff) may be admitted without the required educational credential 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.

Tuition and Fees

Employment Outlook

This specialized EUCLID Master’s degree program provides outstanding professional and academic preparation to its students for a successful career in global affairs at the international, regional, national and local levels.

Our alumni have been successful securing employment and promotions in government service and international organizations.

Faculty Highlights

EUCLID’s DSDD program is supported by a world-class faculty group which is truly global in scope and dedicated to high-quality interaction with each student. For each program, 3 faculty members are featured below, and the full faculty roster is accessible via the top menu.

Pr Mark Scully

Professor of International Law
(Australia)

Robin van Puyenbroeck

Adjunct Professor of International Affairs
(USA | Belgium)

Pr Charles Doubane

Professor of Diplomacy and Public Law
(C.A.R.)

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Download Brochure

The full DSSD Brochure can be downloaded in PDF format.

Why study at EUCLID?

EUCLID is the only intergovernmental, treaty-based university with a UN registered charter and recognized expertise in SD. Its MBASD program was ranked #1 among the world's 17 best by the independent US research firm ``BestCollegesReview``

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