So what degree are you chasing?

Discussion in 'General Distance Learning Discussions' started by b4cz28, Jan 14, 2011.

  1. DxD=D^2

    DxD=D^2 Member

    LOL, I can't wait to see what happens :lmao:
  2. Rich Douglas

    Rich Douglas Well-Known Member

    Awesome. Imagine this scenario: a practitioner earns a Ph.D. in order to advance his/her practice, yet takes a second doctorate (not a Ph.D.) to develop his/her scholarship/research skills. Same purpose, opposite degrees. Go figure.

    TEKMAN Semper Fi!

    One is enough for me, which I don't know between Nova, ColState, and Leciester. Instead two Doctorate degrees, I would spend more time on research for peer review literature.

    TEKMAN Semper Fi!

    Mr. Heiks, Sir! Let me help you with spending your money if you believe in the Mayan calendar. Also, if that is the case...then your student loans will be forgiven.
  5. Jeff Walker

    Jeff Walker New Member

    Used to be a doctorate. Now, I'm pretty content with my masters. I have the job I want. The advantage of a doctorate is too slim (roughly $5000/year in salary) to justify spending the time and money to get one. I'll just have to accept being tied with my mother for being the least educated in my family (wife, brother, sister-in-law, father - doctorates. Mom and myself - masters). Although I guess my 3-year still hasn't graduated from anything.
  6. Kizmet

    Kizmet Moderator Staff Member

    Personally I think it's absurd but it will be interesting to see what all the wackos do.
  7. Boethius

    Boethius Member

    Thanks RAM. Earning professional and research doctorates make sense to me. It's getting two doctorates that are professional or research (both the same orientation to be specific) is what I was wondering about.

    Thanks -

  8. Ted Heiks

    Ted Heiks Moderator and Distinguished Senior Member Staff Member

    Would you think I would be wrong if I were to some day attempt to get both a PhD in History and a PhD in Business?
  9. Boethius

    Boethius Member


    Years ago, a philosophy professor told me that once you earn a PhD, you can do anything. What I understood from this was that you can teach yourself anything because you already developed research skills. If you develop research skills in History, let's say, why not apply those same skills to learn business administration on your own? The research process is essentially the same no matter the discipline.

    Best -

  10. NMTTD

    NMTTD Member

    Whaaaaaa......????? You're chasing 3?!?!?!?!?! Wow.
  11. RAM PhD

    RAM PhD Member

    The cost of three PhD programs has got to be a chunk of change. Unless you're getting some type of scholarship, employer reimbursement, or GI Bill, how are you chasing the funding to pay tuition X 3?
  12. TEKMAN

    TEKMAN Semper Fi!

    Nah, Just one out of 3.

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