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Several famous actors, actresses, athletes, and musicians have furthered their education by earning Master's Degrees. Some of these celebrities earned Masters of Fine Arts while others pursued scientific degrees. This list of famous people with Master's Degrees has been loosely ranked by fame and popularity. 

Who is the most famous person with a Masters Degree? James Franco tops our list. The Spring Breakers actor earned his M.F.A. from Columbia University in New York. He is also studying for a Ph.D. in English at Yale University. Ashley Judd earned a Master's Degree in Public Administration from Harvard's Kennedy School of Government in 2010.

Adult film star Ron Jeremy has a Master's Degree in Special Education from Queens College in New York. Singer Art Garfunkel earned a M.A. in mathematics from Columbia University in 1967.

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James Franco is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list 20 Famous People With Master's Degrees
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James Franco earned his Master of Fine Arts degree from Columbia University in New York.

Age: 38

Birthplace: Palo Alto, California, United States of America

Profession: Film Producer, Model, Screenwriter, Film Editor, Author, + more

Credits: 127 Hours, Spider-Man, This Is the End, Spider-Man 2

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Ashley Judd is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list 20 Famous People With Master's Degrees
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Ashley Judd earned a Master's Degree in public administration from Harvard's Kennedy School of Government in 2010.

Age: 48

Birthplace: Granada Hills, Los Angeles, California, United States of America

Profession: Etymologist, Spokesperson, Television producer, Actor, Voice acting, + more

Credits: Heat, Kiss the Girls, Double Jeopardy, Double Jeopardy

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Bill Cosby is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list 20 Famous People With Master's Degrees
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Comedian Bill Cosby earned a Master's Degree from the University of Massachusetts in 1972. He also has honorary degrees from several prestigious universities.

Age: 79

Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States of America

Profession: Activist, Film Score Composer, Television director, Television producer, Musician, + more

Credits: The Cosby Show, Bill Cosby: Himself, Uptown Saturday Night, The Electric Company

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Sigourney Weaver is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list 20 Famous People With Master's Degrees
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Alien actress Sigourney Weaver earned a Master of Fine Arts from Yale University in 1974.

Age: 67

Birthplace: Manhattan, New York City, New York, United States of America

Profession: Actor, Voice acting

Credits: Alien, Aliens, AlienĀ³, Avatar

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