Without a change to the Help Center text it's off topic. The Help Center does emphasize the teaching aspect, even going so far as to minimize the need to be a classroom environment. It is also probably more topical on the Academia site, though others might have a better view on that.
Though it's probably a question many instructors might be asked, the answer is probably better deferred to other professionals, often called "Guidance Counselors".
The "difference" between degrees is both technical and situational. Which of the technical differences matters to the curious person depends on what they want to "do" with the degree. As wallpaper the color matters more than the words. If someone wants to get a job, soon, a shorter time getting the paper is better. Etc.
I'm not concerned with the OP's status as student, potential student, or instructor. I'm more concerned with the site value of the question, and the probable "value" to both the OP and later visitors.
To be of use to someone asking the question there would be lots of details provided in the question. The final answer would be sufficiently "personal" as to be mostly useless for others latter.