Chatham University

College for Graduate Studies

The College for Graduate Studies offers women and men master's and doctoral programs in the liberal arts and professional disciplines. First established in 1994, programs within the College for Graduate Studies include concentrations in arts and design, business, health sciences, teaching and writing. The distinctive degree programs are enhanced by small class sizes which foster greater student-faculty interaction and a dynamic learning environment. The health science and design programs are housed at Chatham Eastside, the University's newest academic facility located less than a mile from Woodland Road. Many programs offer internship, clinical experience as well as study abroad opportunities as part of the curriculum.

With most classes scheduled in the evenings, students can better balance their personal and professionals lives with their time on campus.

The College for Graduate Studies gives adults the opportunity to enhance their professions or launch a new career, all within a unique learning environment.

Graduate Programs

  Online/Low Residency Accelerated Program*
Accounting (MAcc)   AP 
Biology (MS)   AP 
Business Administration (MBA)   AP 
Certificate in Executive Women's Leadership (CEWL)    
Communication (MComm)    
Counseling Psychology (MSCP)   AP 
Counseling Psychology (PsyD)    
Creative Writing (MFA)   AP 
Film and Digital Technology (MFA)    
Food Studies (MAFS)   AP 
Green Chemistry    
Infant Mental Health Certificate x   
Interdisciplinary Design (MA/MFA)    
Interior Architecture (MIA)    
Interior Architecture (MSIA) x   
Landscape Architecture (MLA/MSLA)    
Low Residency MFA in Creative Writing x   
Master of Science programs in Infant Mental Health x   
Nursing (MSN) x   
Nursing Practice (DNP) x   
Occupational Therapy (MOT)   AP 
Physical Therapy (DPT)    
Physician Assistant Studies (MPAS)   AP 
Professional Doctorate of Occupational Therapy (OTD) x   
Professional Doctorate of Occupational Therapy (OTD) - Bridge Option x   
Professional Writing (MPW) x   
Psychology (MAP)   AP 
Special Education (M.Ed)    
Sustainability & Business Administration (MSUS/MBA)    
Sustainability (MSUS)    
Teaching (MAT)   AP 

Integrated Degree Program

Chatham students have the opportunity to earn a bachelor's degree in the major of their choice along with a master's degree in as little as five years. Qualified students may pursue a graduate program at Chatham University or through the H. John Heinz III School of Public Policy at Carnegie Mellon University. The Integrated Degree Program requires a demanding undergraduate load for three years, followed by full-time graduate studies. Incoming students should contact Admissions or consult their advisors as early as possible in their undergraduate studies for guidance in developing an appropriate undergraduate course of study. Click for more information.

Contact Information

Graduate Admissions

Maureen Stokan,
Assistant Director of Graduate Admissions

Katie Noel,
Assistant Director of Graduate Admission

Graduate Programs

Master of Accounting
Master of Business Administration

Dr. Rachel Chung,
Program Director

Master of Science in Biology

Dr. Joseph MacNeil,
Program Director

Master of Arts in Psychology
Master of Science in Counseling Psychology
Doctor of Psychology in Counseling Psychology

Dr. Mary Jo Loughran,
Program Director

Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing
Low-Residency MFA in Creative Writing

Dr. Sheryl St. Germain,
Program Director

Master of Fine Arts in Film and Digital Technology

Dr. Prajna Parasher,
Program Director

Master of Arts in Teaching
Master of Education

Dr. Kristin Harty,
Program Director

Master of Arts in Food Studies

Alice Julier,
Program Director
Associate Professor

Master of Interior Architecture
Master of Landscape Architecture
Master of Landscape Management
Master of Science in Interior Architecture

Dr. Thelma Lazo-Flores,
Program Director
(412) 365-2977

Master of Occupational Therapy

Dr. Joyce Salls,
Program Director

Doctor of Physical Therapy

Ellen Marziale,
DPT Program Assistant

Master of Physician Assistant Studies

Carl Garrubba,
Director of Physician Assistant Program

Master of Professional Writing

Katie Cruger,
Program Director

Master of Science in Infant Mental Health

Robert Gallen,
Program Director

Doctor of Nursing Practice
Master of Science in Nursing

Diane Hunker
Program Director

Additional Academic Resources

Professional Development and Travel Funds

Chatham offers funding for graduate students to attend conferences, workshops, and participate in professional development and research opportunities. For more information, please contact Dr. Jenna Templeton, Interim Vice President for Academic Affairs, at

Pittsburgh Council on Higher Education (PCHE) Consortium Agreement

PCHE is a voluntary, multi-purpose consortium of the ten accredited colleges and universities in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania. This agreement allows cross college and university registration providing opportunities for enriched educational programs by permitting full time students at any of the PCHE institutions to take courses at any other PCHE institutions for free or minimal costs.