Online MPA Master of Public Administration in International Development (MPAID)


Program Type

Program Type: MSc

School / Institute

School of Global Economics and Development

Study Mode

Online (Asynchonous)


Target duration: 12-28 months


EUCLID’s online master of public administration in international development (MPA / ID) builds on the institution's area of core expertise which is sustainable development and diplomacy.

The EUCLID MPAID is closely related to the EUCLID MBA in Sustainable Development which has been ranked in the world's top 25 since 2016 for a good reason: it is offered by an international intergovernmental organization with a university mandate and specialized expertise in sustainable development. This program is also cross-fertilized by EUCLID's programs in Monitoring and Evaluation, and in Global Economic 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 became a EUCLID-affiliated institute in 2008.

The MPAID is the only master’s degree program in this area of expertise organized by an international intergovernmental organization with a university mandate, and it is part of a family of graduate programs officially used by senior civil servants over 4 continents. It is also highly relevant to managers and executives working for multinational companies.

EUCLID’s MPAID offers a strong core of economics concepts capped with high-level courses covering public policy, economic development, sustainability, ecological economics, etc.

Graduates can expect to complete the program transformed and enhanced in their ability to make a difference in global development and sustainability.


Academic Presentation

EUCLID's online master of public administration in international development program assumes an undergraduate knowledge of micro and macroeconomics.

The curriculum goes on to provide a progression of courses covering theories of economic development (including the authoritative Todaro textbook), case studies, public policy, and administration, etc.

Sustainable economic development is considered from a Global South angle as well as from major Western/OECD sources.

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

Within certain parameters, the curriculum is customizable, with elective courses focusing on:

  • Sustainable Development Goals
  • Financial Sustainable Development
  • Monitoring and Evaluation
  • Global Governance
  • Culture and Development
  • Islamic Economics and Finance.



Applicants should have a relevant Bachelor’s degree issued by an institution listed in the UNESCO-IAU handbook/database (WHED) or otherwise duly recognized/accredited. Similar or related backgrounds with adequate professional experience may be considered for Government-sponsored applicants (who are already government staff) who 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 a position to dedicate 10 to 15 effective hours of study on a weekly basis.

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Program Outline

Course Name

International Academic and Professional Paper Writing


Argumentation and Critical Thinking


Contemporary Economic Issues


International Economics


Economic Development


The UN Sustainable Development Goals


Master's Capstone Paper or Thesis

Total Credit Hours (USCH):

Note: to consult the current and official curriculum/list of courses from the EUCLID CMS database, please visit: EUCLID Available Degree Programs and follow the program link.

Employment Outlook

This EUCLID specialized MPA 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 in securing employment and promotions in government service and international organizations.

Why Study @ EUCLID?

EUCLID is the only intergovernmental, treaty-based university with a UN registered charter and recognized expertise in diplomacy. Join the alma mater of ambassadors and senior officials globally.

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