I just had a conversation with a friend who attended Capella University for Ph.D in Information Technology with Information Security concentration. After 4 years of studies, his dissertation was rejected. He appealed for decision, they voted to gain him a Master degree instead continue dissertation for Ph.D. I also read Prince Review about this article: Why You Shouldn't Pursue a PhD At this point I feel really disappointed, especially I am a full-time professional. And do not have time to challenge in academia. I have been attending Nova Southeastern University for Ph.D degree in Computer Information System with Information Security. It has been pleasure to be part of the program, and the program is great. However, I think I am exhausted after spent too much times on studies. I have full-time job, and my wife have a full-time job. We switch shift to avoid daycare for 3 little children, 2.5, 1.5, and 4 months. So, right now I am debating whether I am going to drop out of the program after this semester. I'll use the rest of my GI Bill for Professional Certifications on self study using open sources. CISA = Certified Information Systems Auditor CISSP = Certified Information Systems Security Professional CCFP = Certified Cyber Forensics Professional GCIH = GIAC Certified Incident Handler CCIE = Cisco Certified Internet Expert - Security PMP = Project Management Professional. Also, I have no desire for teaching. So, I do not see a my Ph.D has any good ROI for me in the professional. What is your about my decision? Thanks!