Hello all, As some of you may know, I've been pursuing my PhD in Management at NCU for some time now. I am preparing to take the comps, and will be preparing to undertake my dissertation proposal later this year (I'm not looking forward to it). Now not that I'm looking to get right back into another doctoral program any time soon, I have always been interested in completing a Doctor of Public Administraion (DPA). I have noticed that the University of South Africa offers a DPA, which only requires the completion of a "thesis" which I'm assuming would be the US equivilent of a dissertation, and has no required coursework. So, here are what I see as the positives: No coursework=quick degree No coursework=cheap price No residencies=cheap price Here are some negatives I see as well: DETC accredited=Not RA DETC accredited=can't teach in most academia dealing with public admin. DETC accredited=may not be recognized in some businesses/organizations. Thus, I am wondering what others have found of UNISA. Is it worth it? Or should I just wait a decade or too when I have finished paying off my loans to NCU before undertaking a DPA? Any experiences, comments, diatribes, etc?