Chatham University

Integrated Degree Program

Earn a bachelor's and master's in as little as five years.

It goes without saying that job markets are currently very competitive and especially so in certain fields. Every chance you have to make yourself - and your credentials - more competitive is important. So that's why Chatham has made getting a leg up with an advanced degree clearer, quicker, and more affordable with the Integrated Degree Program.

The Integrated Degree Program will lets students earn both your bachelor's and master's degree in as few as five years, with students taking courses toward both during their senior years. By working toward a master's degree during the last year of undergraduate work, the degree comes at significant cost savings as compared to traditional master's completion.



Health Sciences

Sustainability and the Environment


Creative & Liberal Arts

Benefits of the IDP

  • Six years of education completed in as little as five years.
  • Maintain your undergraduate scholarship and tuition rates up to 120 credits into your undergraduate career.
  • Cost savings can equal 30% compared to earning degrees separately.
  • Up to 12 credits double-count toward your bachelor's and master's degree completion.
  • A one-year head start in the workforce as compared to your peers in other master's degree programs.
  • An opportunity for increased earning potential and greater responsibility.


In addition to graduate programs at Chatham, we have partnered with Carnegie Mellon University to offer additional programs for our IDP students. You will receive your bachelor's degree from Chatham and your master's degree from one of our partner institutions.

H. John Heinz III College at Carnegie Mellon University

During your junior year at Chatham, you can apply to any of these Heinz College programs:

Once accepted, you will take courses at both Chatham and the Heinz College during your senior year.

The Process

In your Junior year at Chatham (end of sophomore year for teaching), you will formally apply to the graduate program of your choice. If accepted, you will begin to supplement some of your undergraduate courses with graduate level coursework during your Senior year. Regardless of which program you select, you will be able to earn both your bachelor's and master's degrees in as few as five years.

If the IDP interests you from the start, you may apply for conditional admission into the program when you complete your undergraduate admission application. This step is not necessary, but can help with developing a streamline path throughout your undergraduate education should you decide to take advantage of the program.

If you have any questions, please reach out to an admissions counselor at 800-837-1290.