Walston's Guide to Christian Distance Learning: Earning Degrees Nontraditionally, 4th edition

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This provocative book tells you how to determine if a college is a credible school. It identifies hundreds of good schools through which students can earn Bachelor's, Master's, and Doctoral degrees entirely off campus. It also exposes many less-than-wonderful schools that should be avoided. Walston's Guide has become the academic standard by which Christian distance learning is evaluated. It masterfully guides the reader through the important but often misunderstood concept of American accreditation. It also gives a trustworthy statement on how to understand global academic recognition. Walston's Guide is the must read for anyone interested in distance learning.

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[Rick Waslton's educational background includes both traditional and distance learning though these various schools: --Associate of Practical Theology, Christ for the Nations Institute in Dallas, Texas --Bachelor of Arts, Warner Pacific College, Portland, Oregon --Master of Religion, Warner Pacific College, Portland, Oregon --Doctor of Philosophy, Greenwich University, Hilo, Hawaii --Doctor of Ministry, Northwest Graduate School of the Ministry, Kirkland, Washington --Doctor of Philosophy student in theology, Potchefstroom University, South Africa]

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". . . a veritable treasure-house of information . . . essential reading for anyone embarking upon a non-traditional course. It addresses so many questions that a would-be student wants to have answered. And it has the splendid quality of being presented in a common-sense, logical way. I have used the Guide and will continue to use it with great interest." -- Robert Brinley Jones, D.Phil. Oxford University, F.S.A., London, President of the National Library of Wales

"Dr. Rick Walston has proven over the years that he is the expert on non-traditional theological education. His consistent research and fair evaluation make Walston's Guide a must for any person seeking the quality educational opportunities that exist outside of traditional schools and universities." -- James R. White, Th.D., Author of The King James Only Controversy, Director of Alpha and Omega Ministries, Arizona

"Those who have discovered that there are non-traditional programs of religious higher education will find that the Walston's Guide saves untold hours of research in looking for what is available. The book raises caution flags when appropriate. Helpful background information in early chapters assists the reader to make discriminating use of the listings." -- C. Richard Craghead,D.Min.,San Francisco Theological

"Through this book, Rick Walston has provided a needed resource for those considering distance learning. Walston's Guide is packed with useful information that will assist you in making the best decision for your continued education." -- Jack Kragt, Academic Sales Manager, Zondervan Publishing House

"Walston's Guide is the first place I look when I need a tough but fair evaluation and description of a school offering religious degrees by distance learning. It is a most valuable resource for students, registrars, human resource professionals, and the media." -- Dr. John B. Bear, Author of Bear's Guide To Earning Degrees Nontraditionally, California

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