Are PhD degrees from The University of South Africa accepted in the United States? I ask because I wish to pursue a PhD in history. However I don't want to leave my current teaching job to pursue a PhD at George Mason University (etc). Therefore I have been looking for an online PhD with no real luck. I have looked at Unisa before, but I don't know anything about South African degrees and the American view of such degrees. For that reason I have not given Unisa any serious thought until tonight. I am looking at their PhD in History program. They are a distance learning school and I would have to do a large thesis which would be examined by experts in the field of study. My plans are to stay at the community college level and not move up to the university level. The main reason is that I enjoy teaching more than the other "stuff" that comes with being a college instructor. Teaching at the community college level allows me to do more teaching and less of the other stuff. So this degree would be a "personal" thing, but I do want a degree that would be acknowledged by United States educational institutions. I am asking here because none of my "sources" know anything about over seas schools. Does anyone here have a PhD from Unisa?