In the beginning, anyone attending IUSC only had their book and a receipt for their registration to show or prove that they attend one of my schools. In 2005, I began issuing a simple certificate, a diploma of sorts, to all who attended our one and two day schools. I called it a Bachelor’s Diploma. later that year, Bernie Shine, a documentary film producer suggested the category of “SantaClausology,” and the diplomas since then have used that term
Now, each year, the International University of Santa Claus (IUSC) issues 200 to 300 special diplomas to Santas, Mrs. Claus and other Holiday Professionals who attend our School4Santas. These diplomas are presented as an acknowledgement of their attendance at our School and their commitment to furthering their education and knowledge within the Santa World.
There are five categories of Diplomas:
Associate of SantaClausology – This diploma is included in our DVD correspondence course.
Bachelor of SantaClausology – Any individual who registers and attends attends his first School4Santas will receive, upon completion, this diploma.
Master of SantaClausology – Any individual who registers and attends a second School4Santas will receive, upon completion, this diploma.
Advanced Master of SantaClausology – Any individual who registers and attends a third, fourth, etc, School4Santas will receive, upon completion, this diploma. You may receive and unlimited number of these diplomas
Doctor of Santaclausology (PhD) – Through special arrangements and advanced coordination, this diploma is presented to those individuals who in addition to attending three previous School4Santas, and receiving their Bachelor Master and Advanced Master diplomas, have registered for a fourth school and arranged to make their dissertation at that School4Santas. A Santa, Mrs. Claus or Couple, who feel they have special knowledge in one or more areas of Santa education, may apply to the School and if their subject is accepted, they will make a 20 to 30 minute dissertation at a school. Click here for details on applying for the IUSC Ph.D. Click here to see a list of all Ph.D Santas.
Any questions on the diplomas and qualifications should be addressed to Santa Tim Connaghan at: Santa@NationalSanta.com
*The diplomas and honors presented by the International University of Santa Claus are presented to Santas and Mrs. Claus in recognition of their investment in furthering their education and knowledge on Santa Claus and the many areas related to the business and activities of being Santa. The IUSC, aka School4Santas, is not certified as an institution of higher education, nor acredited by the Council for Higher Education (CHEA) nor any organization that is recognized by CHEA.