Teens earn master's degrees at 16 years old

  • Teens earn master's degrees at 16 years old

    Most grad school students fall into the young professional demographic. If they haven't yet started their career, then they're usually coming straight from college after earning their bachelor's degree. However, for a small portion of the grad school population, they're not even legally considered to be adults.

    Eugenie de Silva
    Arzu-Embry is an exceptional teen, but she's not the only 16-year-old to make major strides in higher education. According to The Boston Globe, Eugenie de Silva has become the youngest student to ever receive a master's degree from the Harvard Extension School. She'll be graduating with a Master of Liberal Arts in Extension Studies, with a concentration in Legal Studies, to pursue her dream of becoming the U.S. Secretary of Defense. 

    In addition to these big ambitions, de Silva makes it a point to maintain a social life. 

    "I have always believed this, so I have friends who are my age and I do take part in normal social activities. I simply balance my life, so that I can excel academically at a faster pace than is the norm," she told the news source.

    By Monique Smith

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