Honorary Doctorate
Covenant Theological Seminary occasionally offers Honorary Doctoral degrees for qualified candidates. The criteria are listed below along with the links to the necessary forms.


    • The minister preferably should have been in ministry twenty (20) years or longer
    • The minister should be at least 60 years of age
    • Three letters of recommendation must accompany his/her application.*
    • Registration fee of $50 per application
    • Graduation fees of $350 per applicant. Included in the graduation fee (for those who choose to attend our Commencement ceremony): the basic robe, cap and hood. Special regalia items are available for order from http://www.ctsgrads.com.

*(If applying online, the application will be pending upon receipt of the letters of recommendation and payment in full for the degree.

To recommend someone, you may complete our online Recommendation form or contact Dr. Max Flynn, directly on his cell phone at 252-916-5123, and verbally submit the candidate(s). Upon approval the proper forms will be sent.

Candidates may choose to participate in our annual Commencement service held the 4th Sunday of June each year. Please inform us of your intent to participate.


Step 1: Complete the Honorary Doctorate Recommendation Form (to recommend someone for an honorary doctorate). Upon approval from CTS, proceed to Step 2. You will be notified of approval.

Step 2: Complete the Honorary Doctorate Application (to be completed by the candidate (or for the candidate upon approval). Payment of $50 required upon submission via Paypal.

Step 3: Contact your 3 individuals who will be writing the Letters of Recommendation.

Step 4: Pay the Graduation Fee of $350. Click here.


Further questions may be directed to: drmax@gocovenant.com

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