Hmmm…I’ve been thinking about the professional doctorate as an alternative to the PhD – mainly because it doesn’t have such a big research component and is aligned to my profession. BUT there are pros and cons.
Pro – it’s aligned to my work, directly applicable, smaller research component.
Cons – more expensive, makes me an expert in one field only, doesn’t make me an expert in research which has a much wider reach.
Overall, I’ve decided to stay away from the professional doctorate – if I decide to lecture or tutor down the track, I will need a PhD to demonstrate proficiency in research.
What do others think? Have you had similar thoughts?