Chatham University

Graduate Admission

Chatham accepts applications to these programs throughout the year for enrollment during some or all of its terms (fall, spring, and summer). Applications are accepted on a rolling basis; however, please note the recommended deadlines listed with the application requirements for each program; some of the graduate programs have very specific start dates. Conditional acceptance may be granted pending successful completion of prerequisite coursework as recommended by the program director. Conditional acceptances may be granted to candidates with a grade point average (GPA) of less than 3.0 who show extreme promise through their other achievements. Applications received after the deadline will be reviewed on a space-available basis.

GRE scores are required for the Doctor of Physical Therapy, Doctor of Counseling Psychology, Master of Physician Assistant Studies, and Master of Occupational Therapy programs. GRE scores are not required for all other applications.

+School of Arts, Science and Business

Deferred Entrance

Occasionally a student in the School of Arts Science and Business may wish to defer his or her entrance following their initial admission. A student who wishes to defer entrance who has submitted a non-refundable deposit for enrollment should contact the admission office to confirm the deferment. A student may defer entrance into his or her program for up to a year after the original start date. A student may defer one time only. After the year has passed, the student will be required to reapply.

Admission Requirements by Program

Visit the program sites for detailed admission requirements for each program:

+School of Health Sciences

Deferred Entrance

Occasionally a student in the School of Health Science may wish to defer his or her entrance following their initial admission. A student who wishes to defer entrance who has submitted a non-refundable deposit for enrollment should contact the admission office to confirm the deferment. A student may defer entrance into his or her program for up to a year after the original start date. A student may defer one time only. After the year has passed, the student will be required to reapply. A nursing student who wishes to defer entrance may defer entrance into the MSN or DNP program for up to the next program start date after the initial start date. A nursing student may defer one time only.

Admission Requirements by Program

Visit the program sites for detailed admission requirements for each program:

+Falk School of Sustainability & Environment

Deferred Entrance

Occasionally a Falk School of Sustainability & Environment student may request to defer entrance for one year following their initial admission. To do so, the student must first submit a non-refundable deposit for enrollment and then submit a deferral request form. Once the request has been approved by the Program Director, the enrollment term will be changed. A student may defer entrance into their program for up to a year after the original start date. A student may defer one time only. After the year has passed, the student will be required to reapply.

Admission Requirements by Program

Visit the program sites for detailed admission requirements for each program:

+Non-Degree Seeking Student

If you do not intend to pursue a degree, but want to take courses for personal enrichment, professional development, permanent certification, or to apply for degree status at a later date, you can seek admission as a Non-Degree Seeking Student (NDS).

Courses taken as non-degree are not guaranteed to count towards a degree. At the discretion of the appropriate program director, a qualified student can take up to 12 credit hours of courses as an NDS Student. Students who have been denied admittance into a program cannot register for courses as an NDS Student. Students must earn a passing grade to continue as an NDS Student (Graduate Courses: B-, Undergraduate Courses: C). Successful completion of 12 credit hours as an NDS Student does not imply admittance into a degree-granting program. In cohort programs, degree seeking students will be given preference for available seats.

NDS applicants must complete the Non-Degree Seeking application available from the Admission Office. In addition, applicants must submit official academic transcripts from all post-secondary institutions attended. Applicants requesting a graduate-level course must submit transcripts showing the award of a baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited institution. Students who are requesting courses with a pre- requisite must submit official transcripts showing the completion of all pre-requisites from an accredited institution.

+International Applications

In addition to fulfilling graduate admission criteria, international applicants must complete the International Graduate Student Application Supplement and provide the proper documentation, which includes the following:

  1. All official (original or school-verified copy) academic records (including courses taken and grades/marks received, graduation certificate, etc.) from postsecondary institutions in English and native language
  2. Official TOEFL iBT score of 79, TOEFL pBT or 550, IELTS of 6.5. Applicants whose TOEFL scores are less than the above may be eligible for conditional admission with required English Language Program instruction (consult the Office of Admission)
    • Please Note: some graduate programs have program specific TOEFL/IELTS requirements above the minimum university requirements.
  3. Proof of financial resources to cover educational and living expenses while attending Chatham
  4. Copies of I-20 and U.S. visa if currently residing in the United States
  5. International students must provide a course-by-course credential evaluation for all postsecondary coursework from outside the United States.

+Conditional Admission

Students admitted to a graduate program on a conditional basis are on probation; if a student earns a grade lower than B- in the first semester, or fails to earn a 3.0 G.P.A., the student will be dismissed from the program. Otherwise, the conditional status will be lifted at the end of the first semester.