A person’s eligibility to receive an honored title must be supported by documentation.

  • Applicant must be 35 years or older

  • Have spent more than 5-10 years in public ministry serving in the role of a pastor, chaplain, or evangelist and must be validated.

  • Must have a High School Diploma or equivalent

  • Provide a resume documenting years of ministerial service along with any other documentation that will support the person’s candidacy.

  • Submit copies of all degrees, credentials, licenses or other documentation

  • Submit a recent passport size photograph

  • Write a one to two page statement listing your qualifications and why you believe you or the doctoral candidate should be awarded an Honorary Doctorate Degree.

  • Provide 2 letters of endorsement from qualified individuals who have known the doctoral candidate more than 3 years (this could be a Pastor, Chaplain, Educator or public official).

  • Prepare a 25 page Research Paper (MLA format) on a topic chosen by the Board of Regents or an approved topic chosen by the doctoral candidate.

Note: All documentation must be typed and submitted as complete package. Hand written documentation will not be considered and application will be dismissed.

  1. Complete the Honorary Degree Recommendation Form and wait for us to contact you. Please make sure that your email address is correct.

  2. Submit ALL supporting documents to the Board of Regents via email admin@touchlifemissionschool.org

  3. Upon approval, submit payment here using a Debit or Credit card. If you need another method of payment, please email us at admin@touchlifemissionschool.org

Note: No refunds will be given for donations made toward the Honorary Doctorate Degree.


As soon as you receive your honorary degree, you may rightfully refer to yourself as an honorary doctor and enjoy the benefits that these titles entail. When using or displaying your title, these three aspects should always be clear:

  1. That the degree is an honorary degree

  2. The awarding institute and country of origin (United States)

  3. The type of discipline (Religion, Counseling, Music, etc.)

Examples of how your name can be written to include your honorary title:

Alan Jones, Dr. Honoris Causa (Religion, TTSC, USA)

Doctor H.C. of Sacred Music, Nadine Dennis (TTSC, USA)

Chizuma Ogbon, Honorary Doctor of Humane letters (TTSC, USA)


The recipient of an honorary degree may add the title post-nominally. In some countries, like the United States, a person who holds an honorary doctorate can use the title "Doctor" before their name, abbreviated "Dr.", in correspondence with the issuing institute. In other countries, you must always establish the honorary nature of your degree by adding "honorary", "honoris causa" or "h.c." in parenthesis after the degree title. Honorary titles may be used outside of the academic field as long as it is made clear that they are not professional designations. Moreover, an honorary title should never be deceptively similar to a professional title in the judgment of an average observer, as this can constitute false designation.

When using an honorary degree to apply for a job or a position that requires an earned degree, the individual as a matter of good ethical conduct must disclose the fact that the degree is honorary. If you abide by these guidelines, you may legally refer to yourself as an honorary doctor and take advantage of all the benefits.


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