RA doc with state approved doc

Discussion in 'General Distance Learning Discussions' started by obecve, Mar 23, 2003.

  1. obecve

    obecve New Member

    Just thought I would propose a philosophical question. There have been several discussions on this forum about the perception that people have diminished their credentials when they have RA bachelors and master's followed by a state approved doc. Would the same perceptions be true if someone who had an RA doc and then pursued a second doc that was from a state approved school? Would there be a perception that their overall credentials were somehow diminished?
  2. BillDayson

    BillDayson New Member

    Interesting question. It probably depends.

    The non-accredited degree, whether it is a second degree or one's only degree, needs to be defensible. If the school granting the degree is perceived to be hopelessly flaky, that flakiness is gonna rub off.

    Obviously that's gonna be a judgement call.

    I think that sound credentials can be damaged if the new degree appears to be evidence of poor judgement, weird fringe ideas or low standards. But if the state approved program is defensible and hence credible, it might add to one's resume.

    People with non-standard credentials need to be prepared to sell them.

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