Doctor of Humane Letters

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The degree of Doctor of Humane Letters (Latin: Litterarum humanarum doctor; DHumLitt; DHL; or LHD) is usually conferred as an honorary degree to those who have distinguished themselves in humanitarian and development professionalism.

As a senior doctorate, Doctor of Humane Letters degrees are normally listed after any earned academic degrees, including doctorates awarded on the basis of research, such as Doctor of Philosophy, Doctor of Science, Doctor of Education, or Doctor of Theology.[1]


  1. ^ "Doctor of Humane Letters." WordNet 3.0. Retrieved October 16, 2013