Bachelor’s degree alone is difficult to obtain, let alone a doctorate. And if they are a tremendously demanding feat to accomplish for us, what are they like for those in show business, who have far more on their plate?
As a matter of fact, you might be surprised when you see who on our list holds a PhD (or two), and in which science. Looks (and professions) can be deceiving, so buckle up!
1. Bill Cosby
Once America’s most beloved father figure, and as of recently, an actor known for his drugging and sexual assault accusations, Bill Cosby has seen some media turmoil. We bet you did not expect that he actually holds a doctorate degree in education which he gained at the University of Massachusetts of Amherst in 1977. As a matter of fact, he wrote a dissertation titled “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”.
However, not even his PhD was hidden from the public’s critical eye. Many professors from other universities stepped out and spoke about PhDs given based on “life experience”, usually awarded to actors, musicians, and the like. There were also allegations following Cosby’s lack of attendance at courses and easy credits earned by guest-starring at certain shows, as well as the controversy of him not writing his own thesis. Regardless of whether or not these statements are true, it appears that Bill Cosby can’t catch a break.