7Bill Cosby- PhD in Education
One of the most recognisable faces on television is also the recipient of a PhD. Bill Cosby graduated in 1976 with a doctorate in education. Cosby is an American actor, author, television producer, musician and activist. After the Bill Cosby Show left the air,
Cosby started his graduate studies at the University of Massachusetts. Because of his previous experiences, he applied for a special program for students who have not completed their undergraduate degrees but who have made a special impact on society through their careers. As part of his studies, he wrote a dissertation on one of his shows entitled An Integration of the Visual Media Via Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids Into the Elementary School Curriculum as a Teaching Aid and Vehicle to Achieve Increased Learning. Since then, he has received honorary degrees from more than a dozen colleges and universities, including nine doctoral degrees!