Effective Immediately, EMET will be honoring only 1 person with this noble award at its graduation ceremony.
Emet Global Theological Seminary and College's conferral of this ecclesiastical degree is not intended to compete with a traditional academic or professional doctorate. This is not an earned degree. It is a "Qualified-By-Experience" honor.
EMET awards the following Honorary Degrees:
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DOCTOR OF DIVINITY
For Contributions to Ministry
The honorary Doctor of Divinity (D.Div; D.D.; or DDiv) is Awarded to candidates who have spent more than 5-10 years in public ministry serving in the role of a pastor, chaplain, evangelist, missionary or other church leadership role.
DoCTOR OF HUMANE LETTERS
For Cultural contributions
The honorary degree of Doctor of Humane Letters (Latin: Litterarum humanarum doctor; DHumLitt; D.H.L.; DHL; or LHD) is awarded to those who have distinguished themselves through humanitarian and philanthropic contributions to society.
DOCTOR OF SACRED MUSIC
For Contributions to Gospel or Sacred Music
The title Honorary Professor, [Professor, (h.c)] is equivalent in standing to Professor. This Title may be conferred upon those who are able to demonstrate a national/international profile for innovation, publication and enterprise in Teaching supplemented by a record of research achievement or highly ranked scholarly publications.
how to use your honorary title
The recipient of an honorary degree may add the degree title post-nominally, but it should always be made clear that the degree is honorary by adding "honorary" or "honoris causa" or "h.c." in parentheses after the degree title.
John Blue, D.Div(h.c)
Mary Applegold, Professor(h.c)
Gary Winthrop, D.H.L(h.c.)
In some countries, a person who holds an honorary doctorate may use the title "Doctor" pre-nominally, abbreviated "Dr.h.c." or "Dr.(h.c.)". It can also be written using "Hon" before the degree letters, for example, "Hon DMus".
Dr.h.c. Gladys Green
Dr.(h.c.) Mark Tripoli
Hon DSM David Gao