I've started a couple of different EdD programs via distance learning, and am struggling with seeing the finish line. Not because I can't do the work. I started at both ACE and am now at Liberty. I had also at one point enrolled in the DHSc program at Bridgeport (but backed out because even though I loved the content and what the initial assignments looked like, a final bill of 50k for that degree just didn't seem to have an ROI). My time at Liberty currently is less than fulfilling. Its an EdD in C&I, and most of the content is bland, boring, and stuff I have already learned having been in education in various roles for 10 years+. A lot of cheesy discussion boards, monotonous musings on institutional processes, etc. Boring writing at its best, and nothing I'm passionate about. What I AM passionate about is content at programs that aren't accepted by my institution as qualified "terminal" degrees, or come from NA schools (which doesn't matter to me, but it matters to them). My goals were ultimately to broaden my utility from being siloed in physical therapy education to broader things, administration, remote work opportunities (not just in Education), etc. But I've learned a degree does not a job make/bring. Its more about who you know than what letters are behind your name, or where you went to school. I'm beginning to wonder: What's the point of all of this?? I'm aware that in America the PhD is the be all/end all, but I have no interest in doing something so research/statistics heavy. Talk about boring. I want something with usefulness and practicality, but terminal/academic. Any suggestions or thoughts?