Celebrities Who Have Honorary Doctorates

Although Joel never graduated from high school, he was presented with multiple honorary doctorates including ones from Syracuse University, Manhattan School of Music, and Hofstra University.(Photo Credit: Rick Diamond/Getty Images)
Billy Joel Although Joel never graduated from high school, he was presented with multiple honorary doctorates including ones from Syracuse University, Manhattan School of Music, and Hofstra University.(Photo Credit: Rick Diamond/Getty Images)
The "Queen of Talk"  has an an honorary doctorate from Duke University.(Photo Credit: Rick Diamond/Getty Images)
Oprah Winfrey The "Queen of Talk" has an an honorary doctorate from Duke University.(Photo Credit: Rick Diamond/Getty Images)
Did you know that Tyler got an honorary doctorate from Berklee College of Music in 2003? Photo Credit:Jason Merritt/Getty Images)
Steven Tyler Did you know that Tyler got an honorary doctorate from Berklee College of Music in 2003? Photo Credit:Jason Merritt/Getty Images)
Here's a report for you: Colbert has an an honorary Doctorate of Fine Arts from Knox College in 2006.(Photo Credit: Neilson Barnard/Getty Images)
Stephen Colbert Here's a report for you: Colbert has an an honorary Doctorate of Fine Arts from Knox College in 2006.(Photo Credit: Neilson Barnard/Getty Images)
Cosby not only played a doctor on television, but did get his Ed.D and also earned an honorary doctorate from such universities as: Carnegie Mellon University, Berklee College of Music and Yale University. That only names a few! (Photo Credit: Don Murray/Getty Images)
Bill Cosby Cosby not only played a doctor on television, but did get his Ed.D and also earned an honorary doctorate from such universities as: Carnegie Mellon University, Berklee College of Music and Yale University. That only names a few! (Photo Credit: Don Murray/Getty Images)
Streep has  two honorary degrees from Princeton University and Harvard University. (Photo Credit: Andreas Rentz/Getty Images)
Meryl Streep Streep has two honorary degrees from Princeton University and Harvard University. (Photo Credit: Andreas Rentz/Getty Images)
Sure, Kermit may be a puppet but he got his Doctorate of Amphibious Letters on May 19, 1996 from Southampton College in New York. (Photo Credit:Scott Gries/Getty Images)
Kermit the Frog Sure, Kermit may be a puppet but he got his Doctorate of Amphibious Letters on May 19, 1996 from Southampton College in New York. (Photo Credit:Scott Gries/Getty Images)
The former heavyweight prized boxer has an honorary doctorate in humane letters from Central State University in Ohio.(Photo Credit:Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)
Mike Tyson The former heavyweight prized boxer has an honorary doctorate in humane letters from Central State University in Ohio.(Photo Credit:Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)
Willie Nelson and Carole King were awarded honorary doctorate degrees at the Berklee College of Music.. Annie Lennox got one too!  (Photo Credit: Paul Marotta/Getty Images)
Willie Nelson and Carole King Willie Nelson and Carole King were awarded honorary doctorate degrees at the Berklee College of Music.. Annie Lennox got one too! (Photo Credit: Paul Marotta/Getty Images)
Mrs. Obama received her honorary doctorate from Bowie State University(Photo Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
First Lady Michelle Obama Mrs. Obama received her honorary doctorate from Bowie State University(Photo Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
Affleck got an honorary Doctor of Fine Arts degree from Brown University at the 245th Commencement ceremony on May 26, 2013 in Providence, Rhode Island. (Photo Credit: Mike Cohea/Brown University via Getty Images)
Ben Affleck Affleck got an honorary Doctor of Fine Arts degree from Brown University at the 245th Commencement ceremony on May 26, 2013 in Providence, Rhode Island. (Photo Credit: Mike Cohea/Brown University via Getty Images)
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