Honorary Degrees Since 1702

Name Degree Year
Alexander, Elizabeth Doctor of Letters 2018
Bassett, Angela Evelyn Doctor of Fine Arts 2018
de Waal, Frans Doctor of Social Science 2018
Lifton, Richard P. Doctor of Medical Sciences 2018
Mulvey, Laura Doctor of Humanities 2018
Pearl, Judea Doctor of Engineering & Technology 2018
Robinson, Marilynne Doctor of Letters 2018
Ruff, Willie Doctor of Music 2018
Tyson, Neil deGrasse Doctor of Humane Letters 2018
Williams, Rowan Doctor of Divinity 2018
Alsop, Marin Doctor of Music 2017
Baird, Jessie Little Doe Doctor of Social Science 2017
Bargmann, Cornelia Doctor of Science 2017
Jacobs, Irwin Doctor of Engineering & Technology 2017
Kerry, John Doctor of Laws 2017
Lewis, John R. Doctor of Laws 2017
Ngugi, wa Thiong’o Doctor of Letters 2017
Wonder, Stevie Doctor of Music 2017
Abella, Rosalie Silberman Doctor of Laws 2016
Doudna, Jennifer Doctor of Science 2016
Hill, Calvin Doctor of Humane Letters 2016
McDonald, Audra Doctor of Music 2016
Murakami, Haruki Doctor of Letters 2016
Rampersad, Arnold Doctor of Humanities 2016
Saperstein, David Doctor of Divinity 2016
Waters, Alice Doctor of Humane Letters 2016
Wolfe, George C. Doctor of Fine Arts 2016
Friedman, Jeffrey Michael Doctor of Medical Sciences 2015
Kamen, Dean Doctor of Engineering and Technology 2015
Kidjo, Angélique Doctor of Music 2015
Kramer, Larry Doctor of Humane Letters 2015
Musk, Elon Doctor of Engineering and Technology 2015
Okonjo-Iweala, Ngozi Doctor of Humane Letters 2015
Schultz, Peter G. Doctor of Science 2015
Spivak, Gayatri Chakravorty Doctor of Humanities 2015
Yellen, Janet Louise Doctor of Social Science 2015
Berners-Lee, Sir Timothy Doctor of Engineering & Technology 2014
Dove, Rita Doctor of Letters 2014
Guha, Ramachandra Doctor of Humanities 2014
Kahneman, Daniel Doctor of Social Science 2014
Meyerowitz, Elliot M. Doctor of Science 2014
Polisi, Joseph W. Doctor of Music 2014
Posner, Michael H. Doctor of Laws 2014
Smith, Anna Deavere Doctor of Fine Arts 2014
Stanley, Ralph Doctor of Music 2014
Swensen, David F. Doctor of Humane Letters 2014
Zewail, Ahmed H. Doctor of Science 2014
Zoghbi, Huda Y. Doctor of Medical Sciences 2014
Adams, John Doctor of Music 2013
Cerf, Vinton Doctor of Engineering & Technology 2013