Thank you for ALL the information!!! Although I haven't made a lot of posts in this thread, I read it daily. It's about the most informative and interesting read at DegreeInfo.com that I've seen in many years, particularly the insightful academic insights of Rich and Anthony; both are based on industry experience -- without bias. Nobody is knocking DETC as a valid accreditation. It's simply an educational and insightful experience for many new readers here to suddenly learn that most RA colleges and universities will not accept DETC degrees; and when this fact is pointed out, it seems to endlessly enrage some DETC advocates. If you want to get a DETC doctorate, if they are ever approved, then go for it, but the same limitations will apply, as have been discussed here ad delicious (nope, I didn't say ad nausem). Those who are unfamiliar with how accreditation works in the United States quickly assume that the use of the term "national" accreditation is superior to all other forms of accreditation -- and I believe that some DETC schools disingenuously use this term to their advantage -- instead of simply acknowledging what they really are e.g. DETC and nothing more. I don't have a financial horse in this race, but to reiterate, this is one of the most informative threads ever at DegreeInfo.com. I'll continue to silently read this thread with exuberant zest and relish! Thank you for your educated insight and your industry experience in the field of academics. It is greatly appreciated by many new readers who are completely unaware of these long-term issues that could have a significant impact on them several years down the road -- after they've spent the time and money on a degree. When you select a degree, make an informed choice!