Ph.D. with only 48 credits?

Discussion in 'General Distance Learning Discussions' started by chrisjm18, Jul 9, 2020.

  1. Johann

    Johann Well-Known Member

    Or maybe Kansas is just the wrong state. A D. Miss. degree might go over very well in places like Jackson, Meridian, Tupelo etc. :)
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  2. Neuhaus

    Neuhaus Well-Known Member

    I went to "A" School in the Navy in Meridian.

    Let us never speak of Meridian.

  3. Johann

    Johann Well-Known Member

    OK. How about Indianola instead, then. We aim to please. :)

    Birthplace of Albert King, workplace of B.B. King at a young age (pre-music career). Two great bluesmen, not related, of course, despite a few yarns to the contrary from Albert, early on. (He was really Albert Nelson.) B.B. never held those tales against Albert - he said "He's not my brother in blood, but he is my brother in the Blues." A generous, classy man, B.B. I like him even more for that.

    Talking degrees here, B.B. had at least four honorary doctorates - Tougaloo, Brown , Yale and Berklee. There may have been more - these are what I can remember. I don't believe Albert King ever received one. If I were in control of a University, I'd make sure he got one posthumously. Aretha Franklin received an honorary degree from Harvard - well-deserved, as I see it. And I think Albert deserves such an honour, too. He is, however, in the Blues Hall of Fame. That's something, I guess...
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    TEKMAN Semper Fi!

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  5. RoscoeB

    RoscoeB Senior Member

    Indianola is my hometown.

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  6. Johann

    Johann Well-Known Member

    Yay, Indianola! Then you go south on Highway 61 for about 51 miles and you get to Rolling Fork. That's where the great bluesman Muddy Waters (McKinley Morganfield) said he was born. Even though he was there, some researchers say Muddy could have been wrong. :eek: The Rabbi Wiki (thanks, nosborne48) says as follows:

    "He stated that he was born in Rolling Fork, Mississippi, in 1915, but other evidence suggests that he was born in Jug's Corner, in neighboring Issaquena County, in 1913."

    Anybody here from Jug's Corner, who can confirm this? :) Maybe there's a dissertation topic for a D. Miss. here.
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  7. RoscoeB

    RoscoeB Senior Member

    See OFF TOPIC.
  8. Johann

    Johann Well-Known Member

    Just saw it. Great reporting, Roscoe. Well done!
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  9. RoscoeB

    RoscoeB Senior Member

    Thank you, Johann. Much appreciated.

  10. Nemo

    Nemo Member

    This was the first program I really looked into. The only reason I didn't go with this one was the required residencies didn't fit for my family. Looks good, though.
  11. not4profit

    not4profit Active Member

    Yeah wow that looks like a solid program. Checks all the boxes. Phd, good school, and low credit requirement. I understand the residency issue, but I really enjoyed residencies and kind of wish Liberty had them (if not for the pandemic).
  12. Nemo

    Nemo Member

    I have no doubt the residencies would be wonderful. However, given my family obligations, it would probably require that I put off my degree another 4-6 years, and I am glad I don't have to do that.
  13. chrisjm18

    chrisjm18 Well-Known Member

    Yes, I like the idea of residencies too, or intensive as Liberty calls them. I took an elective course (EDUC741) that has a one-week optional intensive. However, I didn't want to take a week off from work.

    I was excited about the three residencies in Saint Leo's D.CJ. However, when I changed jobs (the week the first residency was scheduled), it was impossible to take off from work as it was my first week with my new employer. So, the residencies, while a good experience, can be inconvenient. I appreciate schools that give you the option to do the residencies in-person or virtually.
  14. JBjunior

    JBjunior Active Member

    My program requires in person intensives and I attended the first one in person. COVID has turned the second one virtual. While I wasn’t looking to the long distance travel to attend, there is definitely a perception of something “lost” by not attending it in person. It is yet to be seen if the same desired outcomes can be achieved by the virtual weekend but the school thinks it meets their objectives based on the initial trial run.
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  16. Futuredegree

    Futuredegree Well-Known Member

    Has anyone figured out what is the difference between the DPA capstone and Phd dissertation ? I know they offer both degrees with the same courses just the difference is a capstone or dissertation requirement.
  17. Steve Levicoff

    Steve Levicoff Well-Known Member

    Yes. I have.
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  18. chrisjm18

    chrisjm18 Well-Known Member

    Google the difference between a capstone and a dissertation.
  19. chrisjm18

    chrisjm18 Well-Known Member

    An excerpt from an announcement by the Department Chair of Public Safety and Administration:

    "What’s the difference? Simply put, the capstone is designed to apply current research to solve a current problem, while the dissertation is original research that adds to the collective knowledge of public administration as a discipline. A capstone is intended to solve a real-world problem today with current knowledge, while the dissertation is intended to add new knowledge to the discipline. Both require extensive preparation, research, critical thinking, and organization and writing skills, but they have slightly different objectives. This diagram illustrates the difference between the two degree programs."

  20. AsianStew

    AsianStew Moderator Staff Member

    Interesting, this is pretty much what I thought it would be... nice, it's a good place to reference and have a "visual" of what may overlap!

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