Shaquille O’Neal Earns a Doctorate Degree

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On the interesting news, Shaquille O’neal added a Doctoral degree to his list of accolades this past weekend. The four-time NBA champion completed 54 credits over the course of four and a half years, graduating with a GPA of 3.813 from Barry University, a private Catholic school located in Miami, Florida.

According to, Dr. O’Neal, 40, earned his doctorate in Organizational Learning and Leadership with a specialization in Human Resource Development. He took most of his classes online and through video conferencing.

Before he became Barry’s most famous student ever (evereverever), O’Neal attended Louisiana State University as an undergrad, but left his junior year (1992) when he was drafted by the NBA. He completed his LSU coursework in 2000, via distance-learning courses. He later got a Master’s degree from the University of Phoenix online.

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Shaquille O’Neal Earns a Doctorate Degree

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