So, I'm asking you all to be my advisor. I just accepted a new position with a private college that is starting a few new healthcare programs via hybrid/online delivery. These would be at the Associates level and up to the Doctoral level. The healthcare/programmatic accreditor requires an academic doctorate (which I don't have; mine is a clinical doctorate). I really just don't care much for a PhD despite its recognizability/"prestige", nor do I care about doing research for a career. The purpose of the degree would be to add skills in both the following realms: clinical, education/teaching, mild research. (Would also love if there was a mild ministry slant to it, given that I may end up in ministry on the side. )I'd need to know enough of research to oversee research of my students, not teach or train other PhD students necessarily. A pay bump is tied to completion, also, so the sooner the better. The options on the table at this point are: 1) EdD in Health/Wellness - Instructional Technology from American College of Education (iffy reviews, but inexpensive) - 23k, completed in 3-5 years depending on how well they stay connected during the dissertation 2) DHSc from U of Bridgeport (Love the content, but am unsure about the cost/benefit) - content is all I mentioned above, with even a public health slant, which could be useful. completed in 8-10 semesters at ~45k 3) EdD in Health and Human Performance from Concordia Chicago - health/nutrition/public health/kinesiology content (love because I'm a PT, though could be duplicative??, and little to no content on teaching/instruction) completed in 8-9 semesters at 45k. 4) EdD/PhD from Liberty University in Instructional Design (which has no health content, full of instruction material) with two discounts that put full tuition at 22k, completed in 7-8 semesters. Employer says they'll pay ~5k/year to assist, so I'll be doing the math on this plus the pay bump. The accreditor doesn't care either way; both are considered academic to them. DHSc seems to be more utilitarian, but maybe I'm wrong? What say ye?