Using & Displaying Your Honorary Title

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The honorary degree you will receive is an impressive document ready for framing or displaying in your office or place of work.  It is printed on custom-made parchment paper, includes our golden adhesive seal, and the signature of the Officer of LADC Institute.  


As soon as you receive your honorary degree, you may rightfully refer to yourself as an honorary master, doctor or professor, and enjoy the benefits that these titles entail.  When using or displaying your title, these three aspects should always be clear:


  1. That the degree is an honorary degree
  2. The awarding institute and country of origin (United States)
  3. The type of discipline (Religion, Counseling, Metaphysics, etc.)


Here are some examples of how your name can be written to include your honorary title:


Matthew Sears, Dr. Honoris Causa (Metaphysics, LADC Institute, USA)


Master H.C. of Spirituality, Kimberley Thornhill (LADC Institute, USA)


Vega Flórez, Honorary Professor of Humanitarianism (LADC  Institute, USA)


The recipient of an honorary degree may add the title post-nominally. In some countries, like the United States, a person who holds an honorary doctorate can use the title "Doctor" before their name, abbreviated "Dr.", in correspondence with the issuing institute.  In other countries, you must always establish the honorary nature of your degree by adding "honorary", "honoris causa" or "h.c." in parenthesis after the degree title. Honorary titles may be used outside of the academic field as long as it is made clear that they are not professional designations.  Moreover, an honorary title should never be deceptively similar to a professional title in the judgment of an average observer, as this can constitute false designation.      


As long as you abide by these simple guidelines, you may legally refer to yourself as an honorary master, doctor or professor, and take advantage of all the benefits.  We sincerely hope that your honorary title will inspire you to learn, grow, and serve others.



"Thanks for my honorary master's degree in humanitarianism.  For the past 12 years, I have worked with NGOs in Sierra Leone and Guinea helping the less fortunate.  The humanitarian crisis in Africa can be disheartening at times, but getting this honor from you has strengthened my faith and encouraged me to keep going, keep doing, keep helping.  Proverbs 19:17, "Whoever is generous to the poor lends to the Lord, and he will repay him for his deed."

 Daniel Lee-Carter, Master H.C. of Humanitarianism  (NYC, New York)

"My colleagues reached out to me for advice and valued my opinion much more after I received my honorary master's degree from LADCI.  I felt that I had more clout within my company, and I was a little more confident when it came time to ask my boss for a promotion." 

--Arnav Jayaraman, Master H.C. of Metaphysics (Bangalore, India)

"Thank you for your incredible service.  I never had a chance to study for an academic degree when I was younger, and I always felt that this held me back in life.  This has finally leveled the playing field for me, and now I can hold my head up a little higher as I introduce myself as an honorary doctor.  Thanks again." 

-- Andrew M. Abel,

Dr. h.c. of Religious Economics (Brisbane, Australia)

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