Where the 2016 Presidential Candidates Went to School

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Ever wonder where your “options” went to college? Look no further…we’ve compiled a list of some, not all (as there are more than will fit on a debate stage that have thrown their presidential hat into the ring) of the more popular candidates for the 2016 Presidential election.

Below each candidate’s name and picture, you will find what school or schools they graduated from, what degree they earned and something about the school, along with, it’s correlating program with a link to learn more.

Listed in no particular order, we present to you “Where the 2016 Presidential Candidates Went to School”…

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Joseph “Joe” Biden, Jr.

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Democrat
University of Delaware – Double Majored with a Bachelor of Arts degree in History and Political Science in 1965

Today, the University of Delaware offers more than 200 different courses online and their degree programs are taught via the UD campus faculty in a flexible, web-based format. The Alfred Lerner College of Business and Economics provides an online MBA in three concentrations: Finance, International Business and a dual MBA in Finance and International Business.  Accredited by the AACSB International, The UD Online has received multiple honors including ranking among the best universities in the nation, as well as, a best-value university, among the many.

For more information on The University of Delaware Online, please click here

Syracuse University College of Law – Vice-President Biden received his Juris Doctor in 1968

Syracuse University has been offering online courses since 1993 enabling students around the world to experience high-quality, graduate level opportunities at one of the best schools in the nation. Enjoy a flexible, asynchronous course delivery from a university that is as dedicated to the online student as they are to their on-campus attendees.

While a law degree is not offered online, you may receive your doctorate in Professional Studies in Information Management as an option at Syracuse University. This executive degree program is a part-time program designed for working professionals whom have a master’s degree and, at least, five years of relevant senior experience.

For more information regarding Syracuse University’s online options, please click here

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John “Jeb” Bush

Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush decided to "actively explore" a 2016 presidential bid after conversations with his family over Thanksgiving, he said in a Facebook post Tuesday, Dec. 16, 2014.

Republican
University of Texas at Austin – Graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Latin American Studies

The University of Texas at Austin offers courses that are either Live or On-Demand, allowing for the ultimate online experience for its students needs. If you excel in a live, scheduled, motivated by your peers format, then the Live version is for you. Do you prefer setting your own schedule and taking advantage of learning at your own pace? On-Demand is for you….or you can mix the two!

There are many bachelor’s and master’s degree programs to choose from…one in particular is the Master of Business Administration Online (MBAO). You may choose from two options: the General Management Degree or the General Management Degree with Finance Emphasis. Accreditation comes from the AACSB and the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. Complete your master’s degree in as little as two years or take your time and spread out the curriculum over six years.

The University of Texas’ online MBA program ranks as a Best Buy under the category of “Most Affordable AACSB Accredited Online MBAs” by GetEducated.com.

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Dr. Ben Carson

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Republican

Yale University –  Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, graduating in 1973

Yale University is a private university in New Haven, Connecticut and founded in 1701. Programs of study at Yale University’s Psychology department include Clinical, Cognitive, Developmental, Social/Personality Psychology and Neuroscience.

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University of Michigan Medical School – Dr. Carson received his M.D.

Located in Ann Arbor, The University of Michigan Medical School is ranked as one of the top medical schools in the country for research and primary care by U.S. News & World Report. Their students graduate to become leaders in their chosen fields and become top residency candidates.

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Christopher “Chris” Christie

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Republican

University of Delaware – Graduated in 1984 with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science

Offered via the University of Delaware’s Department of Political Science and International Relations, this Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science can be paired with a concentration in American Politics, Global Studies, Law, Politics and Theory and Politics, Groups and Identities. Internships, studying abroad,undergraduate research and service learning are all great learning opportunities available to you through this program. 124 credits are needed to graduate and no more than 45 POSC (Political Science) credits will counts towards them.

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Seton Hall University School of Law – Earned at J.D. in 1987

Seton Hall Law School, which is the only private law school in New Jersey and founded in 1951, is one of the top-ranked law schools in the nation. The Juris Doctor program consists of 88 credits and can be completed in approximately three years as a day student or 3 1/2 to 4 years.

Seton Hall Law offers a Master of Laws (LL.M.) in Health Law, Master of Laws (LL.M.) in Intellectual Property Law, and Master of Science in Jurisprudence (M.S.J.) degrees.

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Hillary Clinton

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Democrat

Wellesley College – In 1969, she graduated with a Bachelor of Arts with departmental honors in Political Science

Wellesley College, founded in 1870, is the highest ranking, private, women’s liberal arts college in the United States. Consisting of four sub-fields,  a degree in political science studies will guide on a journey through American politics and law, international relations, comparative politics and political theory and is designed to train the students to develop critical thinking skills about local, national and global politics.

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Yale Law School – Received a Juris Doctor (J.D.) from Yale in 1973

With a recent acceptance rate of 9 percent, Yale University ranks as one the most prestigious colleges to attend. United States Presidents Gerald Ford and Hillary’s husband, Bill Clinton, also attended Yale. The curriculum at Yale consists of three years in the J.D. program and provides the student with a “legal education of outstanding breadth and depth”, according to their website. By participating in clinical programs and student organizations, the student captures the real-world applications of law as a whole.

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Rafael Edward “Ted” Cruz
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Republican

Princeton University – Graduated cum laude with a Bachelor of Arts in Public Policy in 1992

The Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs offers a one-year Masters in Public Policy, also referred to as an MPP. The MPP program is a terminal degree designed for policy professionals with a minimum of seven years of public or non-profit sector work experience which is required to enter the program. The School enrolls only about 15 to 25 MPP students per year.

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Cara Carleton “Carly” Fiorina

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Stanford University – Earned a Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy and Medieval History in 1976

Stanford’s Center for Medieval and Early Modern Studies department offers a number of programs and courses related to medieval and early modern studies. There are several B.A. in History tracks to follow: General History, Global Affairs and World History, History, Philosophy and the Arts, History of Science and Medicine, History and Law, and Public History/Public Service.

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Lindsey Graham

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Republican

University of South Carolina  – Earned a J.D. in Law in 1981

The School of Law at the University of South Carolina offers a 90 hour curriculum taken over six semesters as a full-time day Juris Doctor program. Students have the opportunity to complete their work on a J.D., as well as, obtain a graduate degree by earning a dual degree in programs such as International Business, Criminology and Criminal Justice, Social Work, Human Resources, and Journalism and Mass Communications, to name a few.

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Michael “Mike” Huckabee

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Republican

Ouachita Baptist University – Graduated magna cum laude Bachelor’s in Religion

At Ouachita Baptist University you may take classes fully online to fit your schedule while attending a college deeply rooted in the Christian faith. Obtain your Bachelor of Arts degree in Christian Studies and take courses such as, Spiritual Formation, World Religions, Christian Ethics, Biblical Preaching and many more.

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Dr. Randal “Rand” Paul

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Republican

Baylor University – Studied Biology and English from 1981 to 1984, but did not graduate with a degree in either field

Baylor University’s Biology Department offers a general core curriculum with Modern Concepts of Bioscience, laboratory courses and Genetics. In order to graduate in this major, students must take the biology achievement test in their senior year.

Majoring in English at Baylor University prepares your for critical thinking, creative innovation and the clear communication skills needed for the many demanding careers available to you. Students may choose to study abroad through Baylor’s Oxford program. There are also many extracurricular activities to do through clubs, lectures and events.

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Duke University School of Medicine – Was accepted into Duke University’s School of Medicine despite not having an undergraduate degree which was not a requirement at the time, but is today. He graduated with an M.D. in 1988.

Duke’s School of Medicine’s innovative curriculum is regarded as one of the top ten medical schools in the country. Via a condensed structured training from four years to three, students will learn the core basic sciences their first year, the second year they will complete core clinical clerkships and devote their entire third year to scholarly investigation and then use their fourth year if they so choose to earn a second degree such as an MBA, Master of Public Health or Master of Science in addition to their Doctor of Medicine degree.

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Richard “Rick” Perry

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Republican

Texas A & M University – Graduated in 1972 with a Bachelors of Science in Animal Science

The Animal Science Department at Texas A & M University is one of the largest and most complex departments relating to animal science in the country. Be a part of many extracurricular activities including judging teams, youth programs, clubs and internships within the school’s animal science department. There are also competitive team programs and workshops, as well as, being able to work extensively with 4-H and other youth organizations throughout the state.

The Department of Animal Science offers undergraduate and graduate programs that cover topics such as, meat science, dairy science, sheep and goats, food science and technology and animal behavior to name a few.

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Marco Rubio
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Republican

University of Florida – Graduated in 1993 with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science degree

Although not offered in an online format, majoring in political science at the University of Florida enables you to pursue a career in or near the public sector. They offer diverse coursework in American and comparative politics, international relations, public policy, public administration and political theory.

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University of Miami Law School – J.D. degree cum laude from the University of Miami School of Law in 1996

Law students attending the University of Miami may combine their J.D. degree with a master’s degree in either communications, public health, marine affairs, business administration or music business. Students also may choose a joint J.D./LL.M. program in which they can complete both degree programs in only seven semesters in the areas of international arbitration, international law, taxation, real property development and ocean and coastal law.

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Bernard “Bernie” Sanders

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Democrat

University of Chicago – In 1964, he graduated with a bachelor of arts degree in political science

A Bachelor of Arts degree in political science at the University of Chicago enables you to choose a career in government, business, journalism, education or non-profit organizations and can lead to a PhD in social sciences or to professional school in business, law, international relations, or public policy.

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Donald Trump

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Republican

University of Pennsylvania/Wharton School of Business – Graduated in 1968 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Economics and Anthropology.

The Wharton School was the first business school in the United States and awards Bachelor of Science in Economics degrees at the undergraduate level and Master of Business Administration degrees at the postgraduate level. The school offers two paths, an MBA for full-time students and an MBA for executives. Students may also elect to pursue double majors or individualized majors.

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