Faculties & Institutes

The University reaches students beyond its campus by offering degree programs and courses delivered through online technology. These programs and courses give students the flexibility to combine family, work and school responsibilities.

Faculties and instructors from each departments create and teach courses associated with these degree programs that are completely or primarily online. Online students earn the same academic credit as students who walk across campus every day. There is no difference between degree diplomas earned by online students and those who attend face-to-face classes on campus.

The University has two Institutes and five Faculties.

Faculty Of Education
Faculty of French and Comparative Literature
Faculty of Philosophy and Sociology


Institute of Phonology, Language, Grammar and Psychology
Insitut de Phonologie et d'Education


Graduation

 

The University grades are

- Bachelor

- Master

- Doctorate

- State Doctorate

 

A bachelor's degree (from Middle Latin baccalaureus) or baccalaureate (from Modern Latin baccalaureatus) is an undergraduate academic degree awarded by colleges and universities upon completion of a course of study lasting three to seven years (depending on institution and academic discipline). In some institutions and educational systems, some bachelor's degrees can only be taken as graduate or postgraduate degrees after a first degree has been completed. In countries with qualifications frameworks, bachelor's degrees are normally one of the major levels in the framework (sometimes two levels where non-honours and honours bachelor's degrees are considered separately), although some qualifications titled bachelor's degrees may be at other levels (e.g. MBBS) and some qualifications with non-bachelor's titles may be classified as bachelor's degrees (e.g. the Scottish MA and Canadian MD).

 

A master's degree[fn 1] (from Latin magister) is an academic degree awarded by universities or colleges upon completion of a course of study demonstrating mastery or a high-order overview of a specific field of study or area of professional practice.[1] A master's degree normally requires previous study at the bachelor's level, either as a separate degree or as part of an integrated course. Within the area studied, master's graduates are expected to possess advanced knowledge of a specialized body of theoretical and applied topics; high order skills in analysis, critical evaluation, or professional application; and the ability to solve complex problems and think rigorously and independently.

 

A doctorate (from Latin docere, "to teach") or doctor's degree (from Latin doctor, "teacher") or doctoral degree (from the ancient formalism licentia docendi) is an academic degree awarded by universities that is, in most countries, a research degree that qualifies the holder to teach at the university level in the degree's field, or to work in a specific profession. There are a variety of doctoral degrees, with the most common being the Doctor of Philosophy (PhD), which is awarded in many different fields, ranging from the humanities to the scientific disciplines.

 

In the United States and some other countries, there are also some types of vocational, technical, or professional degrees that are referred to as doctorates. Professional doctorates have historically come about to meet the needs of practitioners in a variety of disciplines. However, the aims and means of these degrees vary greatly across disciplines making it difficult to claim a universal understanding of professional doctorates. Many universities also award honorary doctorates to individuals who have been deemed worthy of special recognition, either for scholarly work or for other contributions to the university or to society (wikipedia).

 

In many countries, the Doctorate degree is not the higher degree, i.e. in France, in the 1950s, the Doctorat ès lettres was renamed to Doctorat d'État. In 1954 (for the sciences) and 1958 (for letters and human sciences), the less demanding Doctorat de troisième cycle degree was created on the model of the American Ph.D. with the purpose to lessen what had become an increasingly long period of time between the typical students' completion of their Diplôme d'études supérieures, roughly equivalent to a Master of Arts) and their Doctorat d'État. Although higher doctorates such as DSc, DLitt, etc., are often awarded honoris causa, in many countries (notably England and Scotland, Ireland, Australia, and New Zealand) it is possible formally to earn such a degree. This typically involves the submission of a portfolio of peer-refereed research, usually undertaken over a number of years, which has made a substantial contribution to the academic field in question. The university will appoint a panel of examiners who will consider the case and prepare a report recommending whether or not the degree be awarded. Usually, the applicant must have some strong formal connection with the university in question, for example full-time academic staff, or graduates of several years' standing. Some universities, seeking to differentiate between substantive and honorary doctorates, have a degree (often DUniv, or Doctor of the University) which is used for these purposes, with the other higher doctorates reserved for formally examined academic scholarship.

Our University delivers a State Doctorate to award a great scholar whose works are considered as important for his field of research. The State Doctorate is a honor degree but is delivered as a Doctorate degree. It is nor a doctorate honoris causa, delivered by universities or institutions (UNO, UNESCO, Nobel Academy…). Honoris causa are confered on an individual who is considered as a great person or distinguished visitor's contributions to a specific field or to society in general.

 

State Doctorate is only conferred on an individual who has already achieved a comparable qualification at another university or by attaining an office requiring the appropriate level of scholarship. Under certain circumstances, a degree may be conferred on an individual for both the nature of the office they hold and the completion of a dissertation.

The candidate must propose a new disertation (never published before) and at least three personnal books published and three books edited (from colloquium or seminars). The candidate must have directed colletive researches, with scholars under his guidance.

The candidate proposes a panel of experts (who are credited with a similar degree), from

By building his evaluation file (with new and old works), the candidate proposes a set of his peers who can evaluate, sponsor or crown these works. The office of expert is thus honorary and consists in participating morally or scientifically in the awarding of the candidate. The members of the selection bord so constituted develop or not a general report which is put handed to the candidate with his new degree.

Thus let us call back in conclusion that the State doctorate is a scientific title which sanctions an original production which draw his sources from a former scientific creation. Therefore, it is a work of research similar to the production of an essay of thesis (for the Doctorate) but also proposing a dialogue of reading through previous productions with new works.

To be admitted in the registration, a candidate must be able to establish a folder of at least three published works and three collective edited works. The attribution of a State Doctorate is a procedure of exception which concerns recognized and confirmed scholars.