Long-time lurker, a first-time poster. Soon the minister of our church will be celebrating his 20th anniversary of ordination. Shortly after his ordination he earned a Ph.D. in Theology (St Andrews - he is of Scott's heritage) and both his letter paper and business cards say "Rev. Dr". But in over 18 years, since I've known him, I have not once heard him refer to himself as "Dr". He introduces himself as "Rev" and in our denomination, we regard that as a higher title. The church down the road from us recently got Cambridge International to give their (also long-serving) minister a Doctor of Divinity (hc) as a way to thank him for his loyal service. It's on the church website but he too doesn't use the title "Dr." (especially since he doesn't hold an accredited Ph.D. at all). We come from more classical denominations and our ministers generally don't seek out a "Dr" title as much as our evangelical/Pentecostal brothers do. We are looking for a way to celebrate his 20th anniversary and were looking at Cambridge International. They currently seem to be operating out of Spain and Uzbekistan. We have no ethical issues over paying for the honor because substantial donations are how most of them are "earned" any way at even the most prestigious of institutions, if not for simply being a celebrity speaker at commencement. Because he won't be doing anything with it that he doesn't do already, we don't mind going down the UA track. But I don't think many of our congregation will be happy if it were a degree mill. It's a pity that so many of our local heroes go unsung. I've tried to search CIU on this site and there's not much info. Is it a mill or simply UA millish? What's the reason that they've chosen Malaga for their operations? Do they perhaps have some kind of license in that part of the world and if they do is it an academic license or simply a business one? Any information on this school that will help us develop a pro/con list would be most helpful.