Chatham University

Degrees & Programs

Graduate Programs

  Online/Low Residency Integrated Degree Program*
Accounting (MAcc)   IDP 
Biology (MS)   IDP 
Business Administration (MBA)   IDP 
Communication (MComm)    
Counseling Psychology (MSCP)   IDP 
Counseling Psychology (PsyD)    
Creative Writing (MACW)    
Creative Writing (MFA) X  IDP 
Film and Digital Technology (MFA)    
Food Studies & Business Administration (MAFS/MBA)    
Food Studies (MAFS)   IDP 
Green Chemistry    
Healthcare Informatics (MHI) X   
Interdisciplinary Design (MA/MFA)    
Interior Architecture (MIA)    
Interior Architecture (MSIA) X   
Low Residency MFA in Creative Writing X   
Nursing (MSN) X   
Nursing Practice (DNP) X   
Occupational Therapy (MOT)   IDP 
Physical Therapy (DPT)    
Physician Assistant Studies (MPAS)   IDP 
Professional Doctorate of Occupational Therapy (OTD) X   
Professional Writing (MPW)    
Psychology (MAP)   IDP 
Special Education (M.Ed)    
Sustainability & Business Administration (MSUS/MBA)    
Sustainability (MSUS)    
Teaching (MAT)   IDP 

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Undergraduate Programs

  Major Minor Integrated Program Online/Low Residency
Accounting M  m  IDP   
Art History        
Art Museum Studies   m     
Arts Management M    IDP   
Biochemistry M       
Biology M  m  IDP   
BSN to Doctor of Nursing Practice (BSN-DNP)        
Business M  m  IDP   
Business Administration (B.A.) M      X 
Chemistry M  m     
Communication M  m     
Creative Writing M  m  IDP   
Criminology M  m     
Cultural Studies M       
Economics M  m     
Education M    IDP   
English M  m     
Exercise Science M       
Film and Digital Technology   m  IDP   
Graphic Design   m     
Healthcare and Business Management M       
History M  m     
Integrative Health Studies M       
Interior Architecture M       
International Business M       
International Certificate Program (Certificate)        
International Studies M       
Management M  m     
Management Infomation Systems M  m     
Marketing M  m     
Mathematics M  m     
Music M  m     
Nurse Educator Certificate        
Nursing (Pathways to Nursing BSN) M       
Photography   m     
Physics M       
Policy Studies M       
Political Science M  m     
Psychology M  m  IDP   
Psychology (B.A.) M      X 
RN to Master of Science in Nursing (RN-MSN)        
RN-to-Bachelor of Science in Nursing (RN-BSN) M      X 
Secondary Education Certification        
Social Services Administration M  m     
Social Work M       
Sustainability (BSUS) M  m  IDP   
Visual Arts M  m  IDP   
Visual Arts Education (K-12)- Teaching Certification        
Women's and Gender Studies M  m     
Women's Leadership Certificate        

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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.

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Self-designed Majors/Minors

At Chatham College for Women, each student can personalize her curriculum by self-designing a major or minor in consultation with her faculty advisors. The major or minor may be built around a single topic, possibly in disciplines not usually considered related.

The self-designed major must be approved by a committee of three full-time faculty members from the disciplines most closely related to the proposed major. One faculty member on the committee serves as the student's academic advisor. The proposal for a self-designed major that must include, but is not limited to, a statement of educational goals and a detailed plan of study including all courses that would apply to the major. The plan of study must adhere to the following guidelines: (1) the major consists of no fewer than 12 courses, including the two courses of tutorial; (2) no more than one independent study and one internship can be applied toward the major; (3) seven of the 12 courses must be at the 200-level or above. When the proposal has been approved, copies of the student's proposal, signed by the members of her committee, is submitted to the Registrar's office. Any changes to the plan must be approved by the committee.

The self-designed minor consists of a minimum of five courses in an area of study for which a program minor does not exist. The student prepares a proposal for her minor that includes a title, a statement of her educational goals, and a list of courses that will be included in the minor. The proposal must be submitted to a faculty member associated with the discipline most closely related to the proposed minor. When the proposal has been approved, a copy of the student's proposal, signed by the advisor, is submitted to the Registrar's office. Any changes to the plan must be approved by the advisor. No more than two courses may be double counted toward a self-designed minor and a major.

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