Honorary Degree

GODSU offers a plethora of live and web-based classes for earned degrees and certificates in religious education, as well as, certificates in non-profit business and entrepreneurial studies. In addition, we offer a Chaplaincy certification and two Honorary Doctoral degrees.

Honorary Degree or a degree honoris causa (Latin: “for the sake of honor”) is an academic degree for which a university (or other degree-awarding institution) has waived the usual requirements, such has matriculation, residency, study and the passing of examinations. The degree is typically a doctorate and may be awarded to someone who has no prior connection with the academic institution.
The Honorary Doctoral degrees are;

Honorary Doctoral Programs

  1. Honoris Causa Doctor of Philosophy Program
  2. Honoris Causa Doctor of Divinity Program
  3. Honoris Causa Doctor of Theology Program
  4. Honoris Casua Doctor of Humane Letters Program

Honorary Masters Programs

  1. Honoris Causa Masters of Philosophy Program
  2. Honoris Causa Masters of Divinity Program
  3. Honoris Causa Masters of Theology Program

The prestigious Doctor of Philosophy, Divinity or Theology is exclusively offered to those individuals who have demonstrated and met the following criteria:

  • Ordained in good standing with active ordination certificate.
  • Have pastored a church for a minimum of five (5) years. Some exceptions on a case- by-case basis.
  • Is philanthropic with a reputation for helping others through their temple, church, synagogue, mosque, military service, empowerment or organizational affiliations.
  • Provided copies of degrees, awards, honors, licenses, academic accomplishments and certifications, if applicable. Provided two (2) referrals from ordained

The prestigious Doctor of Humane Letters (Honoris Causa) is exclusively offered to those individuals who have demonstrated and met the following criteria:

  1. Have the equivalent of ten (10) years of excellence in their field of expertise.
  2. Made numerous contributions to society through years of documented philanthropic work.
  3. A reputation for helping others through their temple, church, synagogue, mosque, military service, empowerment or organizational affiliations.
  4. Provided copies of degrees, awards, honors, licenses, academic accomplishments and certifications, if applicable.
  5. Provided two (2) referrals from high level officials, entrepreneurs, politicians, military professionals and/or anyone in an esteemed position who will provide a favorable reference. This person must be able to endorse the biography/ resume presented to GODSU as the basis for the University bestowing the Honor.

The prestigious Master of Philosophy, Divinity or Theology is exclusively offered to those individuals who have demonstrated and met the following criteria:

  1. Ordained in good standing with active ordination certificate.
  2. Have pastored a church for a minimum of five (7) years. Some exceptions on a case- by-case basis.
  3. Is philanthropic with a reputation for helping others through their temple, church, synagogue, mosque, military service, empowerment or organizational affiliations.
  4. Provided copies of degrees, awards, honors, licenses, academic accomplishments and certifications, if applicable.
  5. Provided two (2) referrals from ordained
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