Online Master’s in Interfaith Studies

Overview

EUCLID, an international intergovernmental organization with university mandate, offers to select students from the general public several specialized master’s programs:

  • Master in Interfaith Studies (MIFS)
  • Master in Inter-Religious Dialogue and Diplomacy (MIRD)

It is the only Master’s degree program in interfaith studies organized by an international intergovernmental organization and officially used by active diplomats over 4 continents, currently counting one ambassador (to France / UNESCO) as a program graduate.

The MIFS and MIRD are advanced programs 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.”

Academic Presentation

These two specialized Master’s degree focuses on interfaith practice and the actual application of interfaith skills in the community, rather than the advancement of academic knowledge for its own sake. Both programs place a special emphasis on contemporary Islam, Muslim-Christian dialogue, secularism and “Laïcité,” as well as de-radicalization and mediation.

Both programs can be considered as an excellent route to pursue a career within governmental bodies, NGOs and international organizations.

Within certain parameters, the EUCLID Online Masters in Interfaith Studies / Inter-religious /dialogue and Diplomacy is customizable, with elective courses focusing on:

  • Specific world religions
  • Inter-cultural issues
  • Mediation and conflict resolution
  • Inter-ethnic and inter-religious relations
  • Radicalization and de-radicalization
  • “A Common Word” and Muslim -Christian relations

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

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 unique 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 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.