Chatham University

Degrees & Programs

Graduate Programs

  Online/Low Residency Accelerated Program*
Accounting (MAcc)   AP 
Biology (MS)   AP 
Business Administration (MBA)   AP 
Communication (MComm)    
Counseling Psychology (MSCP)   AP 
Counseling Psychology (PsyD)    
Creative Writing (MACW)    
Creative Writing (MFA) x  AP 
Film and Digital Technology (MFA)    
Food Studies & Business Administration (MAFS/MBA)    
Food Studies (MAFS)   AP 
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)   AP 
Physical Therapy (DPT)    
Physician Assistant Studies (MPAS)   AP 
Professional Doctorate of Occupational Therapy (OTD) x   
Professional Writing (MPW)    
Psychology (MAP)   AP 
Special Education (M.Ed)    
Sustainability & Business Administration (MSUS/MBA)    
Sustainability (MSUS)    
Teaching (MAT)   AP 

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Undergraduate Programs

  Major Minor Accelerated Program* Online/Low Residency
Accounting (BA) M  m  AP   
Visual Arts: Art History (BA)        
Art Museum Studies Concentration/Minor   m     
Arts Management (BA) M    AP   
Biochemistry (BA/BS) M       
Biology (BA/BS) M  m  AP   
BSN to DNP (BSN-DNP)        
Business M  m  AP   
Business Administration - (B.A.) M      x 
Chemistry (BA/BS) M  m     
Communication (BA) M  m     
Creative Writing (BFA) M  m  AP   
Criminology (BA) M  m     
Cultural Studies (BA) M       
Economics (BA) M  m     
Early Elementary Education (BA) M    AP   
English (BA) M  m     
Exercise Science (BS) M       
Media Arts: Film and Digital Technology (BA)   m  AP   
Media Arts: Graphic Design (BA)   m     
Healthcare and Business Management - (BA) M       
History (BA) M  m     
Integrative Health Studies (BA) M       
Interior Architecture (BIA) M       
International Business (BA) M       
International Certificate Program (Certificate)        
International Studies (BA) M       
Management (BA) M  m     
Management Infomation Systems (BA) M  m     
Marketing (BA) M  m     
Mathematics (BA/BS) M  m     
Music (BA) M  m     
Nurse Educator Certificate        
Pathways to Nursing M       
Media Arts: Photography (BA)   m     
Physics (BA/BS) M       
Policy Studies (BA) M       
Political Science (BA) M  m     
Psychology (BA) M  m  AP   
Psychology (B.A.) M      x 
RN to MSN (RN-MSN)        
Bachelor of Science in Nursing for RNs (RN-BSN) M      x 
Secondary Education Certification        
Social Services Administration (BA) M  m     
Social Work (BSW) M       
Sustainability (BA/BS) M  m  AP   
Visual Arts: Studio Arts (BA) M  m  AP   
Visual Arts Education (K-12) - Teaching Certification        
Women's and Gender Studies (BA) M  m     

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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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