Nomenclature of Degree

If you have been qualified for a doctoral degree but have not yet graduated you are not entitled to be called Doctor until after graduation.  Your transcript states clearly that you have qualified for the award of the degree but it will not show that you have been awarded the qualification until the graduation date.

After graduation the following abbreviations should be used.

Doctor of Philosophy

PhD Macq.

Doctor of Business Administration

DBA Macq.

Master of Arts

MA Macq.

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