Academic Degrees and Certifications Degrees and certifications are lowercased when spelled out:
Abbreviate using periods but no spaces in between: B.A., B.S., M.A., M.A.T., M.Ed. M.S., Ph.D., Ed.D., C.E.C., etc. Plural form: B.A.s, B.S.s, M.A.s, M.S.s, Ph.D.s, etc. (no apostrophe)
On the web, do not use periods between letters: BS, MA, MAT, MEd, PhD, etc.
On the web and in print, do not use periods between letters: MBA
Names of academic degrees and honors should only be capitalized when used in full formal titles and headings:
William Tiefel received an honorary Doctor of Business Administration in Hospitality Management at the ProvidenceCampus in 1998.Diane H. D’Ambra ’05 earned her Bachelor of Science in Paralegal Studies degree from JWU.Merlin DeConti Jr. received his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in civil engineering. My professor earned a bachelor of arts degree.He holds a Bachelor of Science in Zoology degree from the University of Rhode Island.
At JWU, programs and majors are used interchangably. Programs and concentrations are capitalized only in full formal titles and headings.JWU offers accredited degrees in business, hospitality, culinary arts, technology and education. In 1995, the university created an International Hotel & Tourism Management program which offers unprecedented opportunities in international hotel management education.
DoctorDoctoral degree recipients are referenced with their appropriate doctoral designation (i.e., Ph.D., Ed.D., etc.) following their names. When used after a name, an academic abbreviation is set off by commas:Angela Renaud, Ed.D., dean of the John Hazen White School of Arts & Sciences, officiated at the ceremonies.
The title “Dr.” may be used within direct quotations.
For official titles including president, chairman and chancellor, using the title is preferred to using “Dr.”Chancellor John BowenChairman John YenaChancellor Emeritus Morris Gaebe
The title “Dr.” is never used before the name of the holder of an honorary degree. Use the appropriate academic abbreviation following a name to denote type of degree (Hon).
Honorary Degree Recipients An honorary degree recipient is identified with “Hon.” following his or her name.The Tiefel Professorial Chair, Johnson & Wales University’s first endowed chair, is named after William Tiefel ’98 Hon.
See Titles for more information.
Honorary alumni should be designated as such before their name, with the year they were awarded this status following their name.honorary alumna Mary Carmody ’04