Honorary Degrees


Bestowing honorary degrees is a way for Raphael University to acknowledge an individual for a specific contribution to society or a field of religious study.


Honorary degrees will not be applied for and anyone attempting to do so will be dealt with accordingly, as per recommendation of the Bishop. The only way a person may receive and Honorary Degree is upon recommendation of the Bishop or his designee.


Note: One who receives a Honorary Degree from Raphael University should note post nominally, “h.c.” or “honoris causa”, for the specific Honorary Degree received.


Raphael University is pleased to announce the following Honorary Degrees.

Honorary Religious Doctorate Degrees

Honorary Doctor of Divinity (Hon. D.D.)

Honorary Doctor of Theology (Hon. Th.D.)

Honorary Religious Master’s Degrees 

Honorary Master of Divinity (Hon. M.Div.)

Honorary Master of Theology (Hon. M.Th.)

Honorary Religious Bachelor’s Degrees

Honorary Bachelor of Divinity (Hon. B.Div.)

Honorary Bachelor of Theology (Hon. B.Th.)

*This section regarding Honorary Religious Degrees may be evaluated and changed upon majority consent of the board, with approval from MDHE.

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