Reply to "Ed.D or Ph.D?"

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Originally posted by kresge:
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Originally posted by Romulus Burnett:
Which do you think would be more advantageous? A Ph.D or an Ed.D? Which matters to you? Prestege or more bang for your buck i.e. does the benefit of getting a Ph.D outweigh the cost and time? Are holders of Ph.D's any smarter than people who hold an Ed.D?

I think that the first question that you need to ask is what is your objective. Do you wish to be an administrator or an academic? If you want to be an administrator, the Ed.D will probably serve you well. However, if you wish to be an academic, it becomes a little more complicated. If you are looking to join the faculty in a department of education or school of education that awards Ed.D's, the Ed.D will be competitive with the PhD. However, if you wish to be part of a none education academic department, you will be better served by the PhD. Overall, the PhD gives you the most options.


Yeah, I am thinking more along the lines of the administrative division of a college campus rather than the classroom. I've been in too many classroom environments. I also want the flexibility of working in the corporate business sector.
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