At least 11 Georgia educators are under investigation for reportedly purchasing phony advanced degrees from an online university based in Liberia, officials with the state Professional Standards Commission say.

A two-month investigation found that the educators obtained doctorates and master's degrees from St. Regis University, a school that investigators learned sells degrees without requiring any course work.

St. Regis, which claims to be recognized by the Liberian government, grants master's degrees and doctorates based on "life experience," according to the organization's web site. A master's degree costs $995 and


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