Coming Soon: Dr. Ashley Judd? Actress pursuing PhD at UC Berkeley By Arden Dier, Newser Staff Posted Aug 16, 2016 9:28 AM CDT 96 comments Comments Ashley Judd attends the World Humanitarian Summit in Istanbul in May. (Veli Gurgah/Pool Photo via AP) (Newser) – Ashley Judd might soon be a doctor—and no, she won't be playing one on screen. The actress, 48, says she'll attend the University of California Berkeley this fall as one of a few candidates accepted into a PhD program in public policy, reports New York. Judd—who has a Master's in public administration with a focus on gender equality from Harvard—says she'll focus on "the injustices of gender inequality" in human trafficking, reports People, via a Facebook Live video. The actress, who spoke at the DNC this year about her decision to have an abortion after she was raped, says her goal is "to make the world a better place."