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Old 02-17-2008, 04:55 PM
Niha Niha is offline
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Default Low cost Accredited Distance Phd in Africa

Hi,

Actually I wanted to improve my Education; I am a Post Graduate (MA) in Political Science and have few years teaching experience. I heard through this forum that Some African Public universities provide accredited online education with low tuition fee.
I think with Political Science degree we can go for any Social Science Doctorate degree. I have found one online public university UNISA in South Africa .
Dear Forum, Please give me a chance to update my knowledge if you know any other public Online University in African countries that offers doctorate degree in social science subjects with Low cost and short time.

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Old 02-17-2008, 05:07 PM
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Hello Niha, I am not sure if any other university, except Unisa, in Africa offers Distance Phd. Unisa's fee is almost US$ 1,700.00 per year and you need minimum 2 years of registration to complete the degree.How can we say the African universities are law cost.Why don't you try to US universities if you can find accredited school there.
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Old 02-17-2008, 07:44 PM
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Sir,
This is the reason I am looking for another University, If you have to pay US equal fee , spent 2 years and a lot of hassle than why don’t we go to the US universities, but my problem is that I have limited budget to do this.
Hope we have genius mind at this forum and I believe some one would be able to find cheapest program.

I just read your previous post. Scaredrain, Tedmeister, Johann , Mathew and some other members are real researcher and helpful . I am trying myself to find any information out and will share with the forum.
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Old 02-17-2008, 08:06 PM
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Hello Niha, I am not sure if any other university, except Unisa, in Africa offers Distance Phd. Unisa's fee is almost US$ 1,700.00 per year and you need minimum 2 years of registration to complete the degree.How can we say the African universities are law cost.Why don't you try to US universities if you can find accredited school there.
If you can get a PhD for $3,400 or $5,100, that is cheap, cheap, cheap. The University of South Africa is well respected. You are going to have a difficult time finding a US political science doctorate by distance learning. I am not sure there are any and if there are they will probably cost 10 times the UNISA degree.

I believe the UNISA doctorate is thesis only so a couple years could be saved on coursework.

Go through these guys:

http://www.iaci-canada.com/about_us.php

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Old 02-17-2008, 08:14 PM
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If you can get a PhD for $3,400 or $5,100, that is cheap, cheap, cheap. The University of South Africa is well respected. You are going to have a difficult time finding a US political science doctorate by distance learning. I am not sure there are any and if there are they will probably cost 10 times the UNISA degree.

I believe the UNISA doctorate is thesis only so a couple years could be saved on coursework.

I agree with you Dennis. Most American PhDs that are low residency or distance learning are in the $20,000 to $50,000 range, of course some cost more than that, thats a rough average.

I have not seen any political science doctorates in the US that are online or distance learning. The nearest type of degree is either in public policy or public administration.

The South African Universities are a very very good value at $1700 because normally with some of the distance learning doctorates in the US, you pay that per class.
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Old 02-18-2008, 10:06 AM
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Scaredrain, You are right, American Phds cost more than that.In Asia we still think 3400 US dollar is very big amount to spend at once to the study, I know you guys who live in US, Canada or in Europe,think the amount is not big just like 2 months salary but here $3400 is saving of years.
I am trying if I could find anything cheaper.
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Old 02-18-2008, 01:53 PM
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Scaredrain, You are right, American Phds cost more than that.In Asia we still think 3400 US dollar is very big amount to spend at once to the study, I know you guys who live in US, Canada or in Europe,think the amount is not big just like 2 months salary but here $3400 is saving of years.
I am trying if I could find anything cheaper.
Have you tried places such as the Indira Ghandi Open University or the University of Maylasia?

Go to Johnie's Distance Learning page that shows the PhDs and scroll down and you will see the research only ones:
http://www.geocities.com/SiliconVall...386/dlphd.html

Indira Gandhi National Open University:
http://www.ignou.ac.in/
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Old 02-19-2008, 08:11 PM
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Scaredrain,
No I have not yet tried those places, now I will do collect infornation from them, Thanks a lot for helping me and please keep in mind if you find any other best opportunity,let me know.
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Old 11-15-2008, 08:02 AM
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Niha,

You may also want to look at this:

http://www.euclidconsortium.org/

Good luck.
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Have you tried places such as the Indira Ghandi Open University or the University of Maylasia?
But would a degree from either of these schools be found acceptable/recognized here by the USDoEd?
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