Past Rutgers University Honorary Degree Recipients

This list of honorary degree recipients is sortable by last name, year conferred, and degree type. Click on the title of the column to sort the list by that particular content.

We have added the honorary degree citations for some of our recipients. Click on the Citation images, where shown, to read them.

Last name First name Year Degree Citation
Morrison Toni 2011 Doctor of Letters
Morrow John Howard 1963 Doctor of Humane Letters
Morse David Abner 1957 Doctor of Laws
Moxon Rosamond Sawyer 1958 Master of Arts
Moyers Bill 2016 Doctor of Laws
Mrak Emil M. 1984 Doctor of Science
Mumford Lawrence Quincy 1956 Doctor of Letters
Murphy Philip 2019 Doctor of Laws
Murphy William Beverly 1973 Doctor of Humane Letters
Muskie Edmund Sixtus 1986 Doctor of Laws
Myers Chauncie Kilmer 1962 Doctor of Humane Letters
Nader Ralph 1972 Doctor of Laws
Nagel Ernest 1967 Doctor of Letters
Nagle Claire Waller 1978 Doctor of Laws
Nannes Caspar 1966 Doctor of Letters
Nelson Oswald George 1957 Doctor of Humane Letters
Neuberger Katherine K. 1979 Doctor of Humane Letters
Neuberger Maurine Brown 1962 Doctor of Laws
Nevelson Louise 1972 Doctor of Fine Arts
Newmark Harold L. 1998 Doctor of Science
Newmark Nathan Mortimore 1955 Doctor of Science
Nicolson Marjorie Hope 1964 Doctor of Letters
Norton Eleanor Holmes 1988 Doctor of Laws
Norwood Janet Lippe 2003 Doctor of Laws
Nujoma Sam 1997 Doctor of Laws
Nye William Sanford 2015 Doctor of Science
O'Hara Gene 2004 Doctor of Humane Letters
Oates Joyce Carol 1997 Doctor of Letters
Obama Barack H. 2016 Doctor of Laws
Ormandy Eugene 1960 Doctor of Music
Osborn June E. 1994 Doctor of Science
Owens "Queen Latifah" Dana 2018 Doctor of Fine Arts
Ozick Cynthia 1999 Doctor of Letters
Paley William S. 1986 Doctor of Humane Letters
Papp Joseph 1984 Doctor of Fine Arts
Park Rosemary 1956 Doctor of Laws
Parks Gordon Alexander 1980 Doctor of Fine Arts
Parrott Bishop James W., Sr. 1996 Doctor of Humane Letters
Parsons Talcott 1977 Doctor of Letters
Patel Eboo 2017 Doctor of Humane Letters
Paul Alice 1977 Doctor of Humane Letters
Pauling Linus 1975 Doctor of Science
Payne-Gaposchkin Cecelia 1968 Doctor of Science
Pearson Paul G. 1982 Doctor of Letters
Penzias Arno A. 1979 Doctor of Science
Peplau Hildegard E. 1985 Doctor of Science
Perkins James A. 1963 Doctor of Laws
Perry Enos J. 1980 Doctor of Science
Peterson Martha Elizabeth 1968 Doctor of Laws
Peyre Henri Maurice 1957 Doctor of Letters