PhD Theology complete

Discussion in 'General Distance Learning Discussions' started by Brad Sweet, Sep 24, 2010.

  1. Brad Sweet

    Brad Sweet New Member

    Hello, some of you will know that I was preparing a PhD Theology with the University of the Free State in South Africa. I registered in 2008 and have just returned from South Africa yesterday.

    Of those who received doctorates in Theology at the ceremony on 15 Sept there were : 3 South African, 1 South Korean, 1 Canadian (me), 1 Swede. My defence was more than an hour long. It was a good experience and permitted me to meet some people at the faculty who I had gotten to know about from a distance.

    All the work I did was from distance and would encourage others to look for PhD studies abroad if you can, and by distance if possible. It has been a good experience for me, both this degree and the previous DEd from Unisa.

  2. cdhale

    cdhale Member

    Congrats, Dr. Dr.

    Your post prompted me to go look at Free State's website. Did I see it correctly that students in the US (and so I assume Canada, as well), pay 50% over the "regular" cost? Still not, bad, it came out to about $3000, if I added the numbers up correctly.
  3. SteveFoerster

    SteveFoerster Resident Gadfly Staff Member

    Congratulations, Brad, that's great news!

    So, what doctorate will you do next? ;)

  4. Ted Heiks

    Ted Heiks Moderator and Distinguished Senior Member Staff Member

    Congratulations! What's next?
  5. Brad Sweet

    Brad Sweet New Member

    The fees are indeed doubled for non-South Africans. But as you can see from the exchange rates, the amount is pretty good from our stand point.
  6. Brad Sweet

    Brad Sweet New Member

    I have been looking at further PhD's as the number of topics grows. But for now, some article writing and research project requested by the faculty in Bloemfontein using the model of the last dissertation. They suggested another postdoc so could consider that too.
  7. cravenco

    cravenco New Member

    Congratulations! What website is this school placed under?
  8. cdhale

    cdhale Member

    University of the Free State is found here.
  9. distancedoc2007

    distancedoc2007 New Member

    Congratulations - great news!
  10. RoscoeB

    RoscoeB Senior Member

    Congratulations, Dr. Sweet!

    I am inspired by your accomplishments.

    Great job!

  11. japhy4529

    japhy4529 House Bassist

    Wow! Not one, but two doctorates. What an amazing accomplishment! Congratulations!
  12. Kizmet

    Kizmet Moderator Staff Member

    Congratulations Brad!
  13. SurfDoctor

    SurfDoctor Moderator Staff Member

    Congratulations, Brad! You deserve respect and recognition for your accomplishment.

    Odd side note: I was a little surprised to find a misspelling on their homepage. "recognised" ?? I suppose it's because it was written by individuals who do not have English as their first language. That does not negate your awesome accomplishment though. I hope I can persevere and be where you are in a few years.
  14. Maniac Craniac

    Maniac Craniac Moderator Staff Member

    British and American spelling : Oxford Dictionaries Online
  15. SurfDoctor

    SurfDoctor Moderator Staff Member

  16. Maniac Craniac

    Maniac Craniac Moderator Staff Member

    That would be the fine scholars at Oxford Dictionary who corrected you. I'm just the bearer of links. :)
  17. Maniac Craniac

    Maniac Craniac Moderator Staff Member

    We all know that will happen. Dr. Michael Oliver - sounds awesome!
  18. Brad Sweet

    Brad Sweet New Member

    Thank you. I have always seen degrees as bricks. One can follow another, just with time and they can interlink so that what work has been done can help lead in to the next degree if its wanted. I am always amazed reading the signatures in this forum the studies that are on going. Many people work hard for their accomplishments in often difficult situations in life. I would encourage everyone to continue and not give up.
  19. CLSeibel

    CLSeibel Member

    Congrats! I'm very thrilled for you in this accomplishment. I'm glad you've had a positive experience and, above all, that you can relish in the satisfaction of being finished. Blessings as you continue forward in your journey of growth and discovery!
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  20. Tireman 44444

    Tireman 44444 Well-Known Member

    Great job Brad.

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