Actress Eva Longoria graduated this week with a Master's degree in Chicano Studies that she had been pursuing over the past three years at California State University, Northridge, she revealed Thursday on the TMZ Web page.

At an official graduation ceremony on Wednesday, the 38-year-old star of "Desperate Housewives" collected her diploma, which she earned in part by writing a thesis entitled "Success STEMS From Diversity: The Value of Latinas in STEM Careers."

"STEM" is the acronym for science, technology, engineering and math.

Longoria also holds a Bachelor of Science degree in kinesiology from Texas A&M University, according to IMDB. Kinesiology is the study of the interrelationship of the physiological processes and anatomy of the human body with respect to movement.

A representative of the actress said that she attended classes in person and studied simultaneously with doing her work on "Desperate Housewives," even at times bringing her university classwork to the film set.

On Wednesday evening, Longoria went to dinner with her parents to celebrate her graduation.

She also posted several photographs on her account page on the Whosay social network showing her wearing her graduation robes and posing with several family members and friends. EFE