The TV show host is pursuing a PhD
Nick Cannon has enrolled at Howard University to obtain a degree in strategic legal and management communications. After completing his undergraduate studies, he then plans on continuing in pursuit of a PhD.
He told Entertainment Tonight: “I’m not just going to start, or stop in 2020. I’m going all the way to get my PhD … It’s something I’ve always wanted to do, and I truly feel like it’s the next stage in my life.”
The America’s Got Talent host also wants to serve as a role model for young people by encouraging them to pursue an education.
“Entertainment is outstanding but I truly want to utilize my voice, I want to be a part of the community, and I’m always encouraging young people and being an advocate for education, so I need to make sure I get mine first,” he stated.
The 35-year-old star is fond of the legal aspects of everything he does and wishes to pursue, which he believes will help in “building his empire.”
“It’s really dealing with, obviously, the law and also the business that we’re all in with communications. I felt like I was already into the communications field in doing this for a couple decades, why not get behind it? [I want to] understand the legal aspects of it, and the strategic management part so I can continue to build my empire.”
Cannon has a busy schedule after revealing plans to travel as a means of connecting with his kids and finishing his gig with America’s Got Talent.
He said: “I am using these airplanes likes school buses! I get Tuesday and Wednesday off ’til AGT is over and then my full credits kick in.”