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Chelsea Clinton Receives PhD from Oxford

    May 10, 2014
    Pam Wright
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Dr. Chelsea Clinton, 34, graduated Saturday from England’s prestigious Oxford University with a PhD in international relations.

Former President Bill Clinton, former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton and Chelsea’s husband, Marc Mezvinsky, were on hand to congratulate the new graduate.

The former president is very familiar with his daughter’s prestigious university as he was a Oxford Rhodes scholar himself from 1968 to 1970.

Chelsea — a special correspondent for NBC News — adds this latest credential to a long list of impressive achievements. She is a graduate of Stanford University and holds master’s degrees from Oxford and Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health.

During an appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live! in April, President Clinton — and proud papa — told the host that once his daughter receives her doctorate, she will have four degrees.

“She’ll have as many as her parents do — combined,” Bill Clinton said. “When she was younger, the way all kids are, she thought she knew more than I did about everything. But alas, in my dotage, it turned out to be true!”

Clinton’s dissertation examines international global governance structures with a focus on global health, an issue for which she has advocated for years.

It has been a busy and exciting year for the Clinton family. Hillary is considering a potential 2016 presidential campaign and the family is waiting for the arrival of the younger couple’s first child in the fall.

The 34-year-old Clinton has taken a more public role at her family’s Bill, Hillary and Chelsea Clinton Foundation, where she serves as vice chairwoman, and if her mother does runs for president, the younger Clinton could be an important asset for her mother’s campaign by connecting with younger voters.

It seems it’s only a matter of time before Dr. Clinton adds Senator, Congresswoman or President to her name.

Image via Wikimedia Commons


  • Tony Ventana

    Excellent report!

  • Scamuel

    And I thought Oxford was a world class school! It’s nothing than a mail order school on the same level as Podunkus State U. in South Dakota!

    • WeAreNotAmused

      Clearly, you know little about academia. Many schools have reciprocal programs, even with their colleagues across the pond. My aunt’s primary graduate school was a university in southern PA, but the bulk of her studies were conducted at Middlebury, which is renowned for its language programs. Different programs have different residency requirements. Much of the research for dissertations is conducted in various libraries, online archives, and even in field studies.

      • Dennis O’Keefe

        Well, you just can’t help yourself, can you, you little know-it-all? Your so-called academic credentials are so stellar that they resulted in you living a tiny house across from a drug-infested rooming house in seedy North Adams, Massachusetts. Stop it with your elitist, gluten-free imbibing, anti box-store screeds. If you were a decent teacher, you’d still be teaching.

    • Veronica Johnson

      Wow, you aren’t just bitter–you’re a jealous jackass. She put in the work and EARNED her degrees.