Chatham University

CCPS Admissions


Welcome to the home for Chatham University's College for Continuing and Professional Studies (CCPS). CCPS specializes in online and low-residency programs at the undergraduate, graduate, and certificate level. Feel free to explore our program offerings within the links below. If you have additional questions about enrollment, our Admission Office is available to assist you with the process.

For more information please contact:

Graduate Admission
Chatham University
Woodland Road Pittsburgh, PA 15232
Phone: 412-365-1825
Toll free: 866-815-2050
Fax: 412-365-1609

Degrees & Programs

Program Online Program On ground visit required
Master of Fine Arts - Creative Writing Yes 10 days in early August
Master of Science in Interior Architecture Yes Students defend thesis in residency
Master of Professional Writing Yes No
Professional Doctorate of Occupational Therapy Yes 2 short campus visits required
Master of Science in Nursing Yes No
Doctorate of Nursing Practice Yes 1 campus visit required
Master of Education Yes No
B.A. in Business Administration Yes No
B.A. in Psychology Yes No
Healthcare and Business Management Yes No
RN-to-Bachelor of Science in Nursing Yes No

Please note:

Due to higher education regulation changes, effective April 2012, Chatham University is unable to accept applications for admission to online programs and courses from students residing in:

  • Alabama
  • Arkansas
  • Iowa
  • Minnesota
  • North Carolina
  • Wisconsin

*Massachusetts residents are not eligible to apply for the RN-Bachelor of Science in Nursing program or the Masters programs in Infant Mental Health.

If you are a resident of Maryland enrolling in online classes at Chatham, click here for information from the Maryland Higher Education Commission.

For Maryland Residents enrolled in fully-online programs:

Chatham University is registered with the Maryland Higher Education Commission to offer online programs.

Chatham University is subject to investigation of complaints by the Maryland Office of the Attorney General and the Maryland Higher Education Commission. If a student complaint has not been resolved through the University process as outlined in the Student Handbook, Maryland residents enrolled in fully-online programs should contact either of these following entities for additional assistance in resolution:

Maryland Higher Education Commission
6 N. Liberty St., 10th Floor
Baltimore, MD 21201

Office of the Attorney General
200 Saint Paul Place
Baltimore, MD 21202

Refund Policy

(1) The minimum refund that an institution shall pay to a Maryland student who withdraws or is terminated after completing only a portion of a course, program, or term within the applicable billing period is as follows: Proportion of Total Course, Program, or Term completed as of Date of Withdrawal or Termination Tuition Refund
Less than 10% 90% refund
10% up to but not including 20% 80% refund
20% up to but not including 30% 60% refund
30% up to but not including 40% 40% refund
40% up to but not including 60% 20% refund
More than 60% No refund

Information for Non-Degree Seeking Students

Students who wish to take classes at Chatham without enrolling in a degree program may apply to the University as a Non-Degree Seeking Student. Non-degree applications for both undergraduate and graduate studies are accepted by CCPS. To start the process, please fill out and return the Chatham Non-Degree Seeking Student Application. The application and required official transcripts may be returned to:

Chatham University
Berry Hall/CCPS Admission
Woodland Road
Pittsburgh, PA 15232

For additional information, please call (412) 365-1498 or email .