Doctor’s degree in crisis: Career boost or career slump?

Doctoral degrees are the next step in academia after obtaining a Master’s degree . A doctor’s degree is the highest academic qualification, but it is not necessarily a step everyone takes. Although conducting doctoral research can advance your career, it can also halt it. Doctoral degrees have both advantages and disadvantages, and recently a new problem has risen: Because of media scandals and questionable means of receiving doctoral degrees, their reputation is decreasing. This article is about presenting the current crisis of doctor’s degrees by addressing the reasons for its reputational damage. In addition, alternatives to conventional doctoral studies will be highlighted.