doctoral candidate coming soon...

Discussion in 'Education, Teaching and related degrees' started by cookderosa, Jul 16, 2019.

  1. cookderosa

    cookderosa Resident Chef

    Nope, not me! :) My hubby.

    We just finished reviewing his contract for next year and his ranking info - he'll rank up next year without additional education, but that's the ceiling for him- no professor title without his doctorate, so I am starting some preliminary research for him now. Timing-wise, I think he'll have to enroll soon - maybe just after Christmas- to hit eligibility for the next promotion cycle, which should give him about 5 1/2 -6 years to finish. I'm 0% jealous.

    He has an MBA, and his colleagues with full professorship have EdDs so that is likely the path he'll take. If anyone has a new favorite or a school catching your attention lately, throw it my way.
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  2. Ted Heiks

    Ted Heiks Moderator and Distinguished Senior Member Staff Member

    What field will his doctorate be in?
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  3. cookderosa

    cookderosa Resident Chef

    Likely EdD higher ed /admin type.
  4. chrisjm18

    chrisjm18 Well-Known Member

    University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign - Ed.D. in Human Resource Development
    Lehigh University - Ed.D. Educational Leadership
    Drexel University - Ed.D. in Educational Leadership and Management
    University of Nebraska - Ed.D. in Educational Studies (Educational Leadership & Higher Education)
    Regent University - Ed.D. in Higher Education Leadership & Management
    St. Thomas University - Ed.D. in Leadership and Innovation
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  5. cookderosa

    cookderosa Resident Chef

    Thanks, I'll give them a look! May I ask what makes any of these your favorite?
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  6. cookderosa

    cookderosa Resident Chef

    Illinois - HR not the right specialization
    Lehigh - (Online) - We are currently not accepting applications to this program.
    Drexel- 80k
    Nebraska- 72k
    Regent - he teaches at a secular university, not a good match
    St. Thomas - 49k

    STRONGLY leaning toward ACE, especially at only $24k.
  7. chrisjm18

    chrisjm18 Well-Known Member

    I like UIUC because of its prestige and affordability. I recommended HR because based on his MBA, I assumed he's a business faculty. Lehigh and Drexel are nicely ranked and both located in my state, so I'm a bit biased lol. The others weren't really favorites but I think St. Thomas' program especially kinda have a management focus even though its an Ed.D. I didn't recommend my current school, Liberty U. because like Regent, it is a Christian school with a conservative reputation that I despise.

    I attended ACE's Ed.D. for one sub-term. It was a great experience. However, I withdrew because of a lack of financial aid.
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  8. FJD

    FJD Member

    Marshall University's 45-credit online Ed.D. in Leadership Studies is only about 18K:

    I am a graduate of their MA program and had a great experience. If I wasn't already pursuing a doctorate elsewhere at the time I graduated, I probably would have enrolled in this Ed.D. Hard to beat the price/respectable school ratio, IMO.
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  9. cookderosa

    cookderosa Resident Chef

    Totally wasn't on my radar! I'll give them a look, thank you!

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