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« on: October 12, 2007, 11:27:28 PM »
http://www.trinitytheology.org/  I am applying to get my D.B.S. here. The price is right what do you think?

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Re: Doctoral of Biblical Studies
« Reply #1 on: October 13, 2007, 01:14:59 AM »
A couple of thoughts-

1.  If a prospective college (like this one) has an entire page dedicated to telling you why they don't follow the normal accreditation standards that most colleges follow, it might be a degree mill.
2.  If it's very "reasonable" (i.e. cheap), it's probably a degree mill
3.  If it's offshore in somewhere like India, it might be a degree mill
4.  If it doesn't have an actual "brick and mortar" school, it's most likely a degree mill

If it meets all of the above criteria, it is a degree mill.


That's just a couple of things I've observed as I've continued my studies.

Now I ask you- what do you want to do with your "degree" (that really won't be worth the paper it's printed on).  If you are doing it to simply further your knowledge, fine, then this option might be a good one for you.  If you are looking to actually put this on a resume', you will embarrass yourself by doing so, and it even could be considered fraud in some instances to falsify your academic credentials.

Please understand, I'm not trying to be harsh or condescending, I'm just trying to let you know the facts of what attending this "school" might mean for your future.

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Re: Doctoral of Biblical Studies
« Reply #2 on: October 13, 2007, 05:28:36 AM »
John pretty much touched on what I was thinking.  I don't think that Trinity is a properly accredited online program and, if I were you, I'd avoid them.  Instead, there are many different online programs that are properly accredited.  For example,  Moody Bible Institute and Liberty University are two of many different programs that are available to you. :madgrin:
"So then, stand firm and hold to the traditions :o which you were taught by us, either by word of mouth or by letter" (2 Thessalonians 2:15).

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« Reply #3 on: October 13, 2007, 09:06:23 AM »
I have done a lot of searching.  A degree mill is easy to spot, and doing a google search will show it up right off.  The faculty at this place is really impressive to me.  Also the problem with degree mills has always been accreditation, even schools over here that I have looked at that are pretty legit link Tyndale lack accreditation.  This one has accreditation but it looks kind of like the accreditation has only accredited Trinity.  They seem to have a legit course study and that will be what I am most interested in.  They will accept my secular Master's degree and that also is a plus.  Oscar I will use the degree to get people like you to call me Doctor:fish:

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Re: Doctoral of Biblical Studies
« Reply #4 on: October 13, 2007, 03:54:35 PM »
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Oscar I will use the degree to get people like you to call me Doctor:fish:
LOL :madgrin: :bounce: :heh:
"So then, stand firm and hold to the traditions :o which you were taught by us, either by word of mouth or by letter" (2 Thessalonians 2:15).

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Re: Doctoral of Biblical Studies
« Reply #5 on: October 13, 2007, 08:22:11 PM »
Sorry, the only rank I respect is pastor, and I only use that for senior pastors....

Maybe it's a little latent rebellion on my part...  :D
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