Chatham University

Graduate Program Application Deadlines

Please note, we will continue to accept applications after recommended deadlines as there is space available in the program. If you are applying after a recommended deadline, please check with the admission office at admission@chatham.edu, or 412-365-1825/ 800-837-1290.

Physician Assistant Studies

Must apply through the Centralized Application Service for Physician Assistants – www.caspaonline.org

Application Deadline for Fall 2014 Enrollment:

  • October 1, 2013

Occupational Therapy (MOT)

Applicants can apply for free using the Chatham University application for graduate studies or apply using OTCAS at https://portal.otcas.org.

Early Decision Deadline:

Applicants for early decision deadline must have an overall cumulative GPA of 3.4 on a 4.0 scale, 3 of the 5 prerequisites must be completed, and at least one of those courses must be human anatomy with lab or physiology, animal or human with lab. They must have a minimum 3.0 GPA in their prerequisite coursework at the time of their application.

Early Decision Timeline:

Please review the following application requirements for recommendation letter guidelines. If using OTCAS, complete the reference request forms included within the application. If using the Chatham University application for graduate studies, all recommendations must come directly from the recommender in a sealed envelope with the recommender's signature over the seal. Transcripts are required from each institution attended, regardless of whether the coursework appears as transfer credit on another transcript. Transcripts must be official and sent directly from the institution's registrar to Chatham University. If applying using OTCAS, transcripts must be sent directly to OTCAS. For any questions regarding the submission of your application or admission requirements, please feel free to contact the Office of Graduate Admission at gradadmission@chatham.edu or 412-365-1825/800-837-1290.

Regular Decision Deadline:

Applicants for regular decision deadline must have an overall cumulative GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale, 3 of the 5 prerequisites must be completed no later that January 1, 2014, and at least one of those courses must be human anatomy with lab or physiology, animal or human with lab. They must have a minimum 3.0 GPA in their prerequisite coursework at the time of their application.

Regular Decision Timeline:

  • The deadline for completed applications for Regular Decision is December 6, 2013.
  • Interview Day for Regular Decision Applicants will be on February 8, 2014.
  • The final transcripts for pending Fall 2014 coursework must arrive no later that January 15, 2014.
  • Apply for free using the Chatham University application for graduate studies or apply using OTCAS at https://portal.otcas.org.

Please review the following application requirements for recommendation letter guidelines. If using OTCAS, complete the reference request forms included within the application. If using the Chatham University application for graduate studies, all recommendations must come directly from the recommender in a sealed envelope with the recommender's signature over the seal. Transcripts are required from each institution attended, regardless of whether the coursework appears as transfer credit on another transcript. Transcripts must be official and sent directly from the institution's registrar to Chatham University. If applying using OTCAS, transcripts must be sent directly to OTCAS. For any questions regarding the submission of your application or admission requirements, please feel free to contact the Office of Graduate Admission at gradadmission@chatham.edu or 412-365-1825/800-837-1290.

Physical Therapy (DPT)

(Must apply through Physical Therapist Centralized Application Service – www.ptcas.org)

Application Deadlines for Fall 2014 Enrollment:

  • Priority Deadline: October 1, 2013
  • Priority Interview Date: Saturday, November 16, 2013 (by invitation)

If the class is not filled, a second interview date will be held in mid-January with a deadline as follows:

  • Regular Decision Deadline: December 2, 2013
  • Regular Interview Date: Saturday, January 18, 2014 (by invitation)
  • MFA in Creative Writing

    2014 Application Deadlines:

    • Fall Early Decision Deadline: January 15, 2014 (requires 3.5 gpa or higher)
    • Recommended/Regular Deadline: April 1, 2014* (Applications completed after January 15 will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis.)

    * All applications received after January 15 will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis. We will continue to accept applications as there is space available in the program. If you are applying after this deadline please check with the admission office at admission@chatham.edu or 412-365-1825/800-837-1290.

    Master of Science in Counseling Psychology

    2014 Application Deadlines:

    • Fall: Recommended/Regular Deadline: May 1, 2014
    • Spring: Recommended/Regular Deadline: November 15, 2014

    Doctor of Psychology (PsyD)

    2014 Application Deadline (Fall Start Only):

    • January 15, 2014 (all application materials must be received by this date)**

    Master of Sustainability

    2014 Application Deadline (Fall Start Only):

    • Priority Deadline: January 15, 2014 (all application materials must be received by this date for first consideration of fellowships/assistantships)
    • Regular Deadline: June 15, 2014

    Master of Arts in Food Studies

    2014 Application Deadlines:

    • Spring: November 1, 2013
    • Fall Priority Deadline: January 15, 2014 (all application materials must be received by this date for first consideration of fellowships/assistantships)
    • Fall Regular Deadline: June 15, 2014

    Executive Master of Sustainability Leadership

    2014 Application Deadlines:

    • Spring: November 1, 2013
    • Fall: June 15, 2014

    International Student Deadlines

    International students are advised to submit their completed applications no later than the regular deadlines.

    • Fall Regular Deadline: April 1, 2014
    • Spring Regular Deadline: October 1, 2013

    It is recommended that international students complete their application by the deadlines shown below to allow sufficient time to schedule visa interviews, if accepted.

    • Fall Deadline for Completed Application - June 1, 2014
    • Spring Deadline for Completed Application - November 1, 2013

    *Please adhere to the deadlines posted by individual programs.

    All Other Programs

    Fall Regular/ Recommended Deadline: April 1**
    Summer Regular/ Recommended Deadline: March 15
    Spring Regular/ Recommended Deadline: November 1

    **We will continue to accept applications after the recommended/ regular deadline as there is space available in the program.