No, we didn't misspell beetles, and we're NOT talking about a degree in entomology.
Former Miss Canada finalist Mary-Lu Zahalan-Kennedy is officially the first person in the world to graduate with a Masters in Beatles Studies!
That's right! The Liverpool Hope University student received an advanced degree for her study of the legendary musical group.
Here's what she had to say about it:
"I am so proud of my achievement. The course was challenging, enjoyable and it provided a great insight into the impact the Beatles had and still have to this day across all aspects of life."
For those of you who are totally intrigued and want to know more, the course "looks at the studio sound and composition of the Beatles and how Liverpool helped to shape their music. The MA examines the significance of their music and how it helped to define identities, culture and society."
Here's what the founder/leader of the Beatles MA at Liverpool Hope University Mike Brocken had to say about his first grad's accomplishment:
"Mary-Lu now joins an internationally recognized group of scholars of Popular Music Studies who are able to offer fresh and thought-provoking insights into the discipline of musicology."
Congratulations, Mary-Lu! Looks like you're ready to make a name for yourself in the music industry…or be a REALLY knowledgeable associate in Best Buy's media department. LOLz.
Would U like to pursue an MA in Beatles Studies?