Stacey & Mike's Happy News: Teen Graduates at 17 With Doctoral Degree!

A teenager from Chicago walked in her graduation ceremony this month after earning her doctoral degree at 17.

Dorothy Jean Tillman was homeschooled in her early years before entering college at age 10 and in 2020, she said she earned a Master of Science degree, and then, one year later, at age 15, was accepted into the Doctorate of Behavioral Health Management program at Arizona State University.

Last December, at age 17, Dorothy successfully defended her dissertation to earn her doctoral degree in integrated behavioral health from ASU's College of Health Solutions.

Dorothy says her own journey wouldn't be possible without the support of her mom, who she said is one of her biggest motivators.

Sponsored Content

Sponsored Content