Below is a list of all honorary degrees received by John F. Kennedy. For more information please contact Kennedy.Library@nara.gov or 617.514.1629.

Honorary Degrees of Laws

  • Assumption College, Worchester, MA, June 3, 1955
  • Rockhurst College, Kansas City, Missouri, June 1956
  • Springfield College, Springfield, MA, June 10, 1956
  • Boston College, June 13, 1956
  • Harvard, June 14, 1956
  • Northeastern University, June 17, 1956
  • University of New Brunswick, Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada, October 8, 1957
  • New Saint Vincent College, Latrobe, PA, February 4, 1958
  • Lasalle College, Philadelphia, PA, February 11, 1958
  • George Washington University, May 3, 1961
  • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, October 12, 1961
  • University of California, Berkeley March 23, 1962
  • Yale University, New Haven, CT, June 11, 1962
  • National University of Ireland, June 28, 1963
  • University of Dublin, June 28, 1963
  • University of Maine, Orono, ME October 19, 1963

 

Honorary Doctor of Science Degree

  • Lowell Technological Institute, Lowell, MA, September 7, 1956

 

Honorary Doctor of Laws Degree (Posthumous)

  • Georgetown University, December 3, 1964