Chatham University

Master of Arts in Food Studies & Master of Business Administration (MAFS/MBA) Admission Requirements

Priority Deadline for Fall - February 1 (all application materials must be received by this date for first consideration of fellowships/assistantships)
Regular Application Deadline for Fall: June 15
Regular Application Deadline for Spring: November 1

Admission to the Dual Degree MAFS-MBA program will be based on:

  • Baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university
  • Overall undergraduate GPA of 3.0 or above on a 4.0 scale (Applicants with less than a 3.0 who show extreme promise through other achievements may be granted conditional admission)
  • Proficiency in written and oral communications, college level math, and computer usage including word processing, spreadsheets, databases, and the Internet are required
  • Completed application form, including:
    • Official transcripts from all colleges and universities attended
    • Curriculum vitae, résumé and/or additional information concerning professional or volunteer activities
    • Nonrefundable application fee of $45 (unless application is completed online)
  • Two letters of recommendation from faculty and direct work supervisors that describe the applicant's:
    • Capacity for independent thinking
    • Written and verbal communication skills
    • Ability to thrive in a collaborative, interdisciplinary academic setting
  • One- to two-page letter that explains that your experiences and interests in food, sustainability and/or agriculture and your reasons for pursuing a graduate degree. An additional writing sample is optional but encouraged.
  • Students must complete pre-requisite courses in Financial Accounting, Business Statistics and Introduction to Microsoft Excel prior to beginning the program