DEAC Accredited(?) PhD

Discussion in 'General Distance Learning Discussions' started by Michael Burgos, Jun 21, 2024.

  1. Michael Burgos

    Michael Burgos Active Member

    William Carey University (DEAC accredited) is presently offering a PhD in Global Development. The school notes that "WCIU’s Ph.D. in Global Development is approved by Distance Education Accrediting Commission (DEAC) as part of a pilot project. However, the program is not yet included within WCIU's scope of DEAC accreditation. DEAC is working to extend their scope of recognition to include PhD programs with the U.S. Department of Education (USDE) and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA)." So its "approved" but not "included"?
  2. Garp

    Garp Well-Known Member

    Looks like an interesting program. Not inexpensive at around $40,000 (1800 per class for 1st world students).
  3. Michigan68

    Michigan68 Active Member

    Are William Carey International University (DEAC) and William Carey University (SACS) related to each other?
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  4. Rich Douglas

    Rich Douglas Well-Known Member

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    TEKMAN Semper Fi!

    Yes, they are long-distance cousins through INTERNATIONAL. J/K :D
  6. Michigan68

    Michigan68 Active Member

    Thanks, I thought they were somehow related.
    I would be surprised if you can create a university and name it just by putting International in the name and have zero repercussions.
    I am sure MIT would not like it if I opened a university named Massachusetts Institute of Technology International (MIT International).
  7. Jonathan Whatley

    Jonathan Whatley Well-Known Member

    William Carey (1761-1834) seems to be one of those "many institutions named after; no one institution 'owns' the name" individuals. There are also Carey Theological College in Canada and Carey Baptist College in New Zealand both degree-granting, and numerous Carey and William Carey K-12 schools.

    TEKMAN Semper Fi!

    Just like Columbia University
    • Columbia University
    • Columbia College of Columbia University
    • Columbia College
    • Columbia International University
    • University of British Columbia
    I am going to start an online school as Columbia Institute of Technology
  9. Jonathan Whatley

    Jonathan Whatley Well-Known Member

    Cambridge College (originally in Cambridge Massachusetts but recently moved to Boston, est. 1971) is being acquired by Bay Path University which will absorb it under the name Bay Path University, so this tactic won’t always win out!
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  10. Bruce

    Bruce Moderator


    I'm local to the area, and haven't heard that, I actually would have predicted the opposite (Cambridge absorbs Bay Path). Cambridge College is (or was) the "go to" school for Massachusetts educators, who make extra money for every postgraduate credit they earn after the Master's degree.

    My former neighbor (I moved, I believe she's still there) was a Boston Public School teacher who earned her Master's at Cambridge College, then took a class or two during every Summer. Last I heard, she was something like a "Master's plus 45 (semester credits)", with extra money coming with each semester credit.
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  11. SteveFoerster

    SteveFoerster Resident Gadfly Staff Member

    For a minute I confused this with Bay Atlantic University and thought that the Turks are really moving forward!
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