ETS=The Evangelical Theological Society. This Society has several thousand members. The basic academic qualification for membership is the USA sort of ThM, but students w-out the ThM may join. The ETS holds annual regional and general meetings wherein papers are read. It also has a scholarly quarterly Theological Journal and puts out an annual Newsletter. ETS members who are doc students, and other members seeking teaching positions, may freely advertise their availability in the ETS Newsletter. As on Baptist Board from time to time it is asked what academic qualifications are suitable for college/seminary teaching, I thought it might be helpful to solicit some observations from data about those who are preparing to teach. I'm aware that some here have little interest in how Evangelicals are being prepared. Needless to say, no one on this list is getting an unaccredited doc. As I have Newsletters from several years, and as the lists of those seeking such work are long, and as various points might be made from these lists, I will begin small, and if there is interest, widen my observations from these data. So, here is an initial observation from the 2005 Newsletter re: What Sort of Doctorates Are Those Seeking Faculty Positions Getting, And What Is Their Highest Master's Degree? 66 doc degrees are being earned (or have been earned) by these who seek faculty positions and list in the '05 Newsletter. Of these 66 docs there are : 60 PhDs 2 DMins ( one of these ETS members also had the PhD) 1 D.Phil. ( as PhD diff nomenclature) 1 D.Th. (as ThD , diff nomenclature) 2 Th.D.s Of course the fact that few US schools even offer ThDs now may contribute to this datum. In regard to the highest ( in terms of duration) masters listed by those getting docs, we find this : 26 ThM/STMs 22 MDivs 12 MA, MATS, MSt.s (1 BA !!!) (others unlisted) There are variables here as some schools requiring the ThM as a prereq and the possibility of beginning the PhD in "foreign" schools with the MA only. So, next time, if there is interest, I'll break down the data as to where the docs are being obtained by these aspiring to teach.