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What is the difference between a Ph.D and an EdD?

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2005-12-18 22:38:43
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I have an Ed.D. and did, indeed, have to do empirical research and complete a dissertation. I chose the Ed.D. for a couple of reasons, one of which is that I do teach, another was that it was the type of degree offered at a school convenient for me to attend. I have since looked at several Ph.D. and Ed.D. requirements to see if I could find significant differences -- I can't. I think it is more the "name" game. The biggest differences I see are the egos of those who hold the Ph.D. For some reason they think it makes them far superior to those who hold the Ed.D. degree. I hold an Ed.D. and teach at the university level. I teach doctoral courses and sit on dissertation committees. Harvard only offers EdD in Education.....Hmmmmmm

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I Dont think there is any difference between PHD and Doctorate. A person who has acquired a PHD or Doctorate could be called as a Doctor....

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The doctorate is a general degree level from which a number of specific degree types fall. One of those degree types is the PhD. Others include, EdD, MD, DO, DDS, etc.

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The basic difference indicated by those within the world of academia, is that the PhD is research oriented, while the EdD is oriented toward educational practice and the application of theory. They have always been viewed as equal in terms of intensity. However, if you speak with colleges and universities, they prefer PhD faculty and for a number of reasons that are really not clear.

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phd is a degree in research which a candidate can pursue after postgratution whereas dlit can be done after phd. it is a post phd degree.

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Both the EdD and PhD are research based degrees in education generally demanding the same level of academic requirements. All PhD programs in education require a dissertation but not all EDD programs. The U.S. Department of Education and the U.S. National Science Foundation (NSF) recognize numerous doctoral degrees as equivalent. Several of the top schools of education in America only offer their doctorates in education as EdDs (e.g., Teachers College, Harvard University, etc.), whereas other top schools of education only offer their doctorates in education as PhDs (Stanford University, UCLA, etc.) In the United States, the EdD and PhD are both recognized for appointment as a lecturer or professor in a university. Both EdD and PhD are qualified to be educational researchers. They may also be recognized as training for administration positions in education, such as superintendent of schools, human resource director, or principal.

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Both the EdD and PhD are research based degrees in education generally demanding the same level of academic requirements. Both require a dissertation. The U.S. Department of Education and the U.S. National Science Foundation (NSF) recognize numerous doctoral degrees as equivalent. Several of the top schools of education in America only offer their doctorates in education as EdDs (e.g., Teachers College, Harvard University, etc.), whereas other top schools of education only offer their doctorates in education as PhDs (Stanford University, UCLA, etc.) In the United States, the EdD and PhD are both recognized for appointment as a lecturer or professor in a university. Both EdD and PhD are qualified to be educational researchers. They may also be recognized as training for administration positions in education, such as superintendent of schools, human resource director, or principal.

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A street degree will keep you out of trouble. A PHD degree will buy you a new car.

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