Ok, so my boss keeps bugging me to go for my doctorate, but I'm not so sure. Here is my problem, first I'm getting tired of school due to my pace with school for the last 3 years. That coupled with the fact that I'm truly tired and fed up with writing papers and I don't like research for the sake of writing papers. This makes me think that a doctorate isn't or shouldn't be in my future. I know this group is full of knowledge and resources so here goes: Does anyone know of a doctorate program that doesn't require a dissertation or heavy research project? I don't mind completing a project, but have no desire at my age to try to do a heavy research project then try to write a 700 page dissertation. I don't mind doing an oral presentation / defense or a project with a reasonable paper. What is the shortest doctorate program that anyone knows of? I have looked at some that are 97 credits! That would be ridiculous to embark on at my age. My boss wants to be able to check a check box and I honestly think she is planning on moving up to VP and wants me to apply for Dean so that might be her motivation. I'm not interested in a need to be called a doctor and it would be a check box marked off, much like others do with undergrad degrees. I would rather use it to teach undergrad programs at the university level instead of being a Dean...too much paperwork for my liking! Does anyone know of a short and sweet doctoral program that doesn't require a dissertation or cost a fortune? I would prefer the subject area to be education, healthcare or health science or possibly health information as these are my preferred subjects. I like psych too, but those are usually PhD programs and in comes the research and dissertations I want to avoid. I'm not sure if this is possible, but I thought I would ask. Thanks!