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. For more details visit the MPAS site: www.chatham.edu/mpas/requirements.cfm.

Application Deadline for Fall 2015 Enrollment: October 1, 2014

Occupational Therapy (MOT)

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:

  • The deadline for completed applications for Early Decision is September 27, 2014.
  • Interview Day for Early Decision Applicants will be on November 15, 2014.
  • Apply using OTCAS at https://portal.otcas.org.

Letters of recommendation and official transcripts must be sent directly to OTCAS. Transcripts are required from each institution attended, regardless of whether the coursework appears as transfer credit on another transcript. 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 than 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 5, 2014.
  • Interview Day for Regular Decision Applicants will be on January 31, 2015.
  • The final transcripts for pending Fall 2015 coursework must arrive no later than January 15, 2015.
  • Apply using OTCAS at https://portal.otcas.org.

Letters of recommendation and official transcripts must be sent directly to OTCAS. Transcripts are required from each institution attended, regardless of whether the coursework appears as transfer credit on another transcript. 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 via www.ptcas.org. For more details visit the DPT site: www.chatham.edu/pt/requirements.cfm.

Application Deadlines for Fall 2015 Enrollment:

  • Deadline: October 1, 2014
  • Interview Date: Saturday, November 8, 2014 (by invitation)

MFA in Creative Writing

2015 Application Deadlines:

  • Fall Early Decision Deadline: January 15, 2015 (requires 3.5 GPA or higher)
  • Recommended/Regular Deadline: April 1, 2015*

* All applications received after April 1 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 your admission counselor Athena Birckbichler at abirckbichler@chatham.edu or 412-365-1141.

Master of Science in Counseling Psychology

2015 Application Deadlines:

  • Fall: Recommended/Regular Deadline: June 1
  • Spring: Recommended/Regular Deadline: November 1

Doctor of Psychology (PsyD)

2015 Application Deadline (Fall Start Only): January 15, 2015**

** All application materials must be received by this date

Master of Sustainability

  • Priority Deadline: February 1, 2015
  • Regular Deadline: July 1, 2015

Master of Arts in Food Studies

2015 Application Deadlines:

  • Regular Deadline for Spring: November 1, 2015
  • Priority Deadline for Fall: February 1, 2015
  • Regular Deadline for Fall: June 15, 2015

International Student Deadlines

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

  • Spring Regular Deadline: October 1, 2014
  • Fall Regular Deadline: April 1, 2015

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.