Chelsea Clinton has been awarded a PhD from Oxford university. In 2003, Clinton completed an MPhil in International Relations. Following her graduation, she returned to the United States. In 2011, Clinton began pursuing a DPhil in International Relations from Oxford, doing her doctoral work from New York City where she resides; she was awarded the degree in May 2014. Source: Chelsea Clinton - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia So it appears that her PhD falls into the distant degree category.