Poll on Seminary, theology, and related degrees

Discussion in 'General Distance Learning Discussions' started by Michael Burgos, Jun 9, 2023.


Should DegreeInfo create a separate topic thread for Theology, seminary, and related degrees?

  1. Yes

  2. No

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  1. Michael Burgos

    Michael Burgos Active Member

    Seminary, theology, and related degrees are a big segment on this board. It'd be nice to see a category for these posted under "Career and Specific Degree Topics."
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  2. SG Rindahl

    SG Rindahl New Member

    I am at best an irregular visitor to this website and, as a result, do not know how all the different threads/boards/etc work. What would such an additional category accomplish.

    Separately, I also graduated from University of Chester's Department of Theology and Religious Studies, having finished my doctorate there.
  3. sanantone

    sanantone Well-Known Member

    I was just thinking that there should be a science and math sub-forum.
  4. Michael Burgos

    Michael Burgos Active Member

    A separate section would make the relevant posts easier to access since they would be centrally located, especially for occasional visitors such as yourself.

    Nice. I received acceptance into their DProf in Theology and Religious Studies but had my heart set on another institution.
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  5. SteveFoerster

    SteveFoerster Resident Gadfly Staff Member

    I agree, but mods (at least me) cannot make it so. If there's enough support in the poll I'll run it by the owner.
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  6. SG Rindahl

    SG Rindahl New Member

    I see from a brief scan of the faculty at Forge that there is at least one other who is attending/has completed their studies at Chester. I am assuming he is doing so via some form of Open Learning, or doing a research only program that allows him to be non-resident.

    The DProf is a good program but was introduced a year or so after I had initiated my studies through Spurgeon's College and validated by Chester. I think had I been directly enrolled at Chester I would have ended up in the DProf.
  7. Michael Burgos

    Michael Burgos Active Member

    His was through KEDS. He is in the last stage of his dissertation and, knowing him personally, I can say he definitely enjoyed that program.

    Ahh, Spurgeon's! You must've done a DMin. I have high regard for the Prince of Preachers and thus the school but was disappointed with the whole Rick Warren debacle. That was weird. Are you an Anglican or in the RCC?
  8. Garp

    Garp Well-Known Member

    Are there a lot of Science and Math posts (people discussing those degrees)?
  9. Michael Burgos

    Michael Burgos Active Member

    I appreciate that Steve. Thank you.
  10. Michael Burgos

    Michael Burgos Active Member

    I can see how a STEM group would be helpful, especially for undergrads.
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  11. Garp

    Garp Well-Known Member

    I imagine there are students looking to fill in basic math and science courses. I have heard of people doing online labs (undergrad and graduate) but have no idea what that would look like.

    If Medical Schools like Oceania are able to do first and second year science courses online, it must be possible.
  12. SG Rindahl

    SG Rindahl New Member

    I did a DMin at Spurgeon's/Chester (but not must have done - there was a PhD option). Curiously, the British Museum has my DMin from Spurgeon's/Chester classed as a PhD in their repository of theses. For me, the challenge I find in the States is an America-centric understanding of what a DMin entails that is not what my DMin entailed (having been a research thesis in the field of practical theology - rather than a local parish project).
    As a result, I would be better served with the DProf because then people would at least ask the question of "What is this?", and I could explain it rather than it be dismissed out of hand as non-academic. Also, the DProf would have been substantially shorter (I think by 20K words) but that is a trifle in comparison - hitting word minimums is never the issue.

    Formerly an Anglican, now in a non-papal priestly society.
  13. Michael Burgos

    Michael Burgos Active Member

    That is very interesting. At SBTS, I had the option of doing a traditional research dissertation or a project that contained significant research elements (2-3 chaps.). Having already done a dissertation, and because I am a local church pastor, I opted for the project.

    Fascinating. I've read a bit on sedevacantism. Do you affirm the canons of Trent and(or) Feeneyism?
  14. MichaelGates

    MichaelGates Active Member

    Seminary, theology, and related degrees are the ones that interest me the most and the ones I feel the least safe asking about on this forum.
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  15. Michigan68

    Michigan68 Active Member

    Who is the owner?
  16. chrisjm18

    chrisjm18 Well-Known Member

  17. Garp

    Garp Well-Known Member

  18. sanantone

    sanantone Well-Known Member

    I think a science, math, and engineering sub-forum would get some traffic, or it could be merged with the IT sub-forum. I usually don't have a place to put my science and engineering posts. LOL. If they don't fit under computer-related or healthcare, then I just put them in the general forum.
  19. sanantone

    sanantone Well-Known Member

    I know I've dumped a bunch of DMin and MDiv stuff in the general forum. I've also dumped a lot of law stuff here. Maybe there should be a humanities sub-forum? It would cover law, religion, philosophy, foreign language, cultural studies, history, and art.
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  20. Rich Douglas

    Rich Douglas Well-Known Member

    I'm all for it.

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