Admission Requirements | Chatham University, Pittsburgh, PA

Chatham University

Master of Arts in Psychology (MA) Admission Requirements

Application Deadline

Fall Recommended Deadline - July 1*
*Rolling admission for Fall entry until August 1
Spring Recommended Deadline - November 1

Application Requirements

Applicants to the MA in Psychology program must submit the following information to the Office of Admissions for review:

  • Completed online application
  • Official transcripts from all colleges and universities attended
  • Curriculum Vitae or Resume
  • Minimum of two (2) letters of recommendation from previous faculty or employers
  • Admissions essay (500 words) - Why do you want to get a MAP degree from Chatham University? Please provide a specific rationale for both the degree and the University.

Admissions Materials may be submitted to:
Chatham University
Office of Graduate Admission
Woodland Road
Pittsburgh, PA 15232
Fax:  (412) 365-1609

International Applicants

International Applicants to the MA in Psychology program must submit additional documentation to the Office of Admissions.

A list of these documents can be found on the Graduate Admissions Requirement for International Students page.


  • Minimum GPA of a 3.0
  • Successful completion of an undergraduate psychology course with at least a B grade

Admission Process

After verifying that the minimum academic requirements are met, the program utilizes a holistic approach in reviewing the candidate's entire application. This process is intended to seek talented and qualified individuals of all backgrounds. Taking multiple factors into consideration during our admissions process positively achieves the educational benefits of a student body that is both diverse and academically excellent. This approach includes an evaluation of each candidate's academic achievement as well as their personal characteristics, attributes and experiences.

A phone interview will be required of all applicants. This process will take place after your application has been completed and has been given to the faculty admission committee for evaluation.

Applicants will be informed by the Office of Admissions about whether or not they have been accepted into the MAP program.

Integrated Degree Program

Chatham University undergraduates applying through the Integrated Degree Program (IDP) must complete all requirements outlined on their respective admission or track tab on the IDP Portal Site. All IDP applicants should work closely with their academic advisor to ensure they are meeting all requirements according to their IDP course of study.