honorary degrees

For clarity, use the word honorary and spell out degree names: honorary doctor of humane letters degree, honorary doctor of laws degree. When necessary for brevity or consistency, as in a list of degrees after a person’s name, use the word honorary with the following abbreviations:

  • doctor of fine arts, DFA
  • doctor of social science, SocScD
  • doctor of science, ScD
  • doctor of humane letters, LHD
  • doctor of letters, LittD
  • doctor of divinity, DD
  • doctor of laws, LLD