FAKE DOCTORAL DEGREES among PENTECOSTALS CHARISMATICS and WHAT TO DO WITH THEM?
You’ve heard it many times: Pastor Reverend Bishop Doctor or the very reverend bishop doctor So-and-So…
What is the impact of face doctoral degrees from unaccredited online “institutions” in the ministry and church today?
Our seminaries degrees are accredited and pretty clear on their prerequisites:
Doctor of Ministry – a 30-credit program. Requirements: an accredited M.Div. or its equivalent (72 accredited graduate hours within certain broad distribution requirements) a minimum cumulative GPA in accredited graduate study of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale and at least three years of full-time ministry following completion of the first professional master’s degree
Doctor of Applied Intercultural Studies – An MA in an appropriate theological or missiological discipline from an acceptable school with a minimum GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale.
PhD in Intercultural Studies – a 60-credit program that facilitates the development and academic certification of vocations in missiological and intercultural teaching and scholarship. An M.A. in an appropriate theological or missiological discipline from an acceptable school with a minimum GPA of 3.5 on a 4.0 scale is required
PhD in Biblical Interpretation and Theology – Requires Bachelor’s Degree or the equivalent from an accredited college or university with a minimum GPA of 3.5 on a 4.0 scale. Exceptions to the GPA level may be made by the department, especially in light of excellent graduate work. An accredited MDiv, MTh/ThM, MPhil, or STM with strength in Biblical and Theological Studies with a minimum GPA of 3.5 on a 4.0 scale. Please note: Students with other Masters’ degrees (MA, MATS, MACM, MAR) will be considered if their prior work demonstrated ability for advanced study. Students with work beyond the MDiv (ThM and equivalents, DMin or other professional doctoral study) may apply for Advanced Standing in the form of course relief up to 8 units. The Graduate Record Examination (GRE) Modern Research Language: Willingness to obtain the modern research language required for the student’s concentration within the first two years of the program and Biblical Languages
What is the situation in your denominational group? Do you get many fake doctorates?
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