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Eva Longoria Graduates with Master’s Degree in Chicano Studies

By Minyvonne Burke | May 23, 2013 09:18 AM EDT

Eva Longoria
"Devious Maids" creator Eva Longoria is Maxim's Woman of the Year. (Photo : Flickr)

Former "Desperate Housewives" star Eva Longoria is proving she's brains and beauty. Longoria walked the stage Wednesday to earn her master's degree in Chicano Studies from California State University in Northridge.

The 38-year-old actress has been pursuing her master's degree for three years and tweeted the exciting news to friends and family. Almost immediately fans and friends congratulated the star on her huge accomplishment.

 

Eva Longoria shared the news of her graduating on Twitter.
Eva Longoria shared the news of her graduating on Twitter.

 

"Desperate Housewives" co-star Marcia Cross tweeted "huge congratulations on your graduation today! From Cannes to Cap and Gown. You are really something. Xoxo."

Another former co-star tweeted how Longoria would study while set.

"That is one major accomplishment. You are living life to the fullest," Dana Delany tweeted.

According to the school's website, Chicano Studies is described as a "field that advances a critical understanding of the Chicana/o and Latina/o experience in the United States."

Longoria happily shared photos on Twitter from her WhoSay account of her posing with family members and walking across the stage. In a recent interview with E! News, Longoria said she was busy trying to finish her thesis in time to graduate. According to the Daily Mail, Longoria's rep said the actress' thesis was on "Success STEMS From Diversity: The Value of Latinas in STEM [Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics] Careers.

Longoria's parents, Enrique Longoria Jr. and Ella Eva Mireles, both attended the graduation. Longoria, who has been at the Cannes Film Festival, flew home so her parents could see her walk across the stage. The Wisteria Lane housewive also holds a Bachelor of Science degree in kinesiology from Texas A&M University.

Hollywood is filled with a lot of stars that hold masters degrees including Adam Sandler (New York University in Fine Arts), Art Garfunkel (Columbia University in Mathematics), Bill Cosby (University of Massachusetts in Education), David Duchovny (Yale University in English Literature), Debra Messing (New York University in Fine Arts), Dr. Phil McGraw (University of North Texas in Clinical Psychology), Hill Harper (Kennedy School of Government in Public Administration), Meryl Streep (Yale University in Fine Arts), and Spike Lee (Morehouse College in Film and Television).

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