according to the bio on Dr Phil's web site, he went to North Texas State University for his MA and a PhD in clinical psychology.
The university is now known as University of North Texas
. it appears to be a noteable, accredited university.
According to Wikipedia
, the university went by the name North Texas State University between 1961 and 1989, likely when Dr Phil attended university there.
Linked from the wikipedia article is another wikipedia article
on notable alumni, of which Dr Phil is listed under "Arts and Media" as a "television personality and psychologist."
of course, this assumes that both Dr Phil, the wiki, and the university are providing accurate information. but i think that the situation would have been remedied if the university wished to deny that he was a graduate due to any wrongdoing on Dr Phil's part (such as claiming a fraudulent degree from that university).
so, i do not think that his PhD is through a "diploma mill" considering the university and how many noteable graduates they do have. it's pretty impressive.
i mean, it looks like a good school.
the wiki article
about Dr Phil is actually quite interesting, in that he hasn't been working as a psychologist, as a therapist, since the 1989 censure. he apparently took an alternative path--one that doesn't require a license and still utilizes his education--which brought him to where he is today.
a lot of the wiki isn't very flattering, and goodness, i now know more about Dr Phil than i ever cared to know.
just because i wanted to look up the university. LOL