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    ilovegod is offline Registered User
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    please help...looking for tuition free masters/Doctorate degree

    I have spent about 20 hours scouring the net for information.

    I do not have any money to pay, but I want a Masters degree, or doctorate though I am not sure that is possible without a masters...in Christian studies -Ministry/Pastoral/Divinity/Counseling /Leadership/Bible study/something (that when I look at the syllabus I get excited) from a reputable school that will be recognized. If possible, I would love to get something having to do with writing or journalism . I prefer something that caters more to the people and building a ministry, but with solid biblical courses.

    If possible, I would like to complete it very quickly.

    Does not have to be accredited, but I would like for it to be recognized as reputable. I do not live in the US, but would like it to be recognized there.

    I have already looked at Nations University and it does not fill me with great excitement.

    I am an aspiring author and would like to have a background that will fill me with knowledge to write to the people for evangelizing, not necessarily for academic purposes.

    I have investigated Galios and would like to know what people think of this one?

    Again, I cannot put any money into the education .

    If you could please help me, I would appreciate it.

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    I don't believe that what you're looking for actually exists in the DL world. There are situations at regular B&M universities where a doctoral student might be given a stipend for being a teaching assistant but I think that's as good as it gets. It shouldn't be too surprising though. It would be a little like going to a good restaurant and expecting free food.

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    What about Ames Christian College, theres a few threads about it. It's not free nor accredited but its an option to look at. I believe its 100% online but dont quote me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kizmet View Post
    I don't believe that what you're looking for actually exists in the DL world. There are situations at regular B&M universities where a doctoral student might be given a stipend for being a teaching assistant but I think that's as good as it gets. It shouldn't be too surprising though. It would be a little like going to a good restaurant and expecting free food.
    How can you actually say so? There seem to be many online schools that are tuition free.

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    Quote Originally Posted by johnp View Post
    What about Ames Christian College, theres a few threads about it. It's not free nor accredited but its an option to look at. I believe its 100% online but dont quote me.

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    Oh yes, I found this. Thank you. I think I may sign up for this because I like the syllabus, but it does not offer any degree. Only a certificate.

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    P.S., if it is not a fast program, that is ok too. It does not have to meet all of my specfications.

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    [QUOTE=ilovegod;353408]..................I do not have any money to pay, but I want a Masters degree, or doctorate though I am not sure that is possible without a masters...in Christian studies -Ministry/Pastoral/Divinity/Counseling /Leadership/Bible study/something .................If possible, I would like to complete it very quickly................Does not have to be accredited, but I would like for it to be recognized as reputable. I do not live in the US, but would like it to be recognized there.
    ...................... I am an aspiring author and would like to have a background that will fill me with knowledge to write to the people for evangelizing, not necessarily for academic purposes..............................Again, I cannot put any money into the education .
    .......................QUOTE]

    You could get yourself ordained and pick up a doctorate from the Universal life Church. I've attended a couple of weddings by ministers from this church which is perfectly legal in the USA. One of their doctorates may fit your need for writing, however it will not work if you want to join academia.
    http://www.ulc.net/index.php

    Quote Originally Posted by ilovegod View Post
    ..............There seem to be many online schools that are tuition free.
    Could you please list those that you have found?

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    [QUOTE=Ian Anderson;353422]
    Quote Originally Posted by ilovegod View Post
    ..................I do not have any money to pay, but I want a Masters degree, or doctorate though I am not sure that is possible without a masters...in Christian studies -Ministry/Pastoral/Divinity/Counseling /Leadership/Bible study/something .................If possible, I would like to complete it very quickly................Does not have to be accredited, but I would like for it to be recognized as reputable. I do not live in the US, but would like it to be recognized there.
    ...................... I am an aspiring author and would like to have a background that will fill me with knowledge to write to the people for evangelizing, not necessarily for academic purposes..............................Again, I cannot put any money into the education .
    .......................QUOTE]

    You could get yourself ordained and pick up a doctorate from the Universal life Church. I've attended a couple of weddings by ministers from this church which is perfectly legal in the USA. One of their doctorates may fit your need for writing, however it will not work if you want to join academia.
    http://www.ulc.net/index.php


    Could you please list those that you have found?
    So are you saying, get ordained free, and then get a doctorate from there?

    Trinitytheology.org
    freelandia.com I think
    apostlic faith online college...others say it is free
    Galios..has specific guidelines for masters..
    northwesternseminary
    ministers-best-friend
    central christian college of the bible
    nations university
    jesus bible college
    Logos Divinity school has a few hundred dollar "registration" fee, but tuition is free.
    gracenotes.com

    I do not know if they are accredited or not..some are, some not. And to be honest, I really am confused about what they should have in the way of accreditation. I am American but I live in Europe.. I would go with Nations Universitysince there seem to be suggestions online here for that one...but I am not pulled to it.

    There were a lot more, but these were the ones I was most interested in.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ilovegod View Post
    How can you actually say so? There seem to be many online schools that are tuition free.
    Which ones?
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    It keep saying my post will not be visible until a moderator has approved it..
    And I have posted a list of the schools twice now...but it is not showing.

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    I am not interested in taking one course and getting a doctorate degree... as the person above had spoke about. That would qualify the Universal life church then as a diploma mill I guess. I know I did say I want it FAST, but I just meant that I want the studies to be accelerated..not to take 3 or 4 full years.

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    Trinitytheology
    Calvin School
    Galios...
    ministers-best-friend
    gracenotes
    northwesternseminary
    central christian college of the bible
    freelandia
    Apostlic Faith Online
    Nations University
    Jesus Bible College

    These are just the ones I am interested in...there were more..some were accredited, others were not...and I do not understand all that either...I am American living in Europe and wonder how it differs here.

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    Apostlic Faith may or may not be free..and I forgot Logos Divinity has a registration fee...
    and saltlakebiblecollege dot org

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    ilovegod is offline Registered User
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    My posts keep getting hijacked...sorry. They will not let me post them. REALLY lame.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ilovegod View Post
    My posts keep getting hijacked...sorry. They will not let me post them. REALLY lame.

    Here's a link that explains it. Sorry for the inconvenience.
    http://www.degreeinfo.com/distance-l...-posts-go.html

    Also, as a new member, it is probably not the best idea to jump in and begin criticizing without understanding what is going on.
    Be satisfied with what you have, but never be satisfied with what you are.

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    ilovegod is offline Registered User
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    Ok Thank you...I understand. It was just really frustrating to retype the same thing several times....I am waiting for the previous posts I have made to get posted. But I hope that other people will please tell ME what YOU know..I came here looking for info, and you are asking me for the info that I am looking for! :)

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