Dr. Phil McGraw's highest degree is a Doctor of Philosophy, or Ph.D., in Clinical Psychology; he also holds a master's degree in the same subject and a bachelor's degree in psychology, as of 2015 . Dr. Phil worked in a private practice and appeared on "The Oprah Winfrey Show" before he began hosting his own television show in 2002.
Dr. Phil attended Midwestern State University for his undergraduate degree, graduating in 1975. Then, he attended the University of North Texas, earning his Ph.D. in 1979. He has also written books and hosted motivational seminars. Much of his work focuses on relationships and dealing with life problems.