Admission Requirements | Chatham University, Pittsburgh, PA

Chatham University

Master of Arts in Food Studies (MA) Admission Requirements

The following are requirements of admission to the Master of Food Studies program:

  • A baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university
  • Overall grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 or better on a 4.0 scale. Applicants with less than a 3.0 who show extreme promise through other achievements may be granted conditional admission.
  • Official undergraduate and graduate transcripts
  • 2 letters of recommendation preferably from an academic source
  • Curriculum vitae or resume
  • Personal statement -- both stating your experiences and interests in food, sustainability and/or agriculture and your reasons for pursuing a graduate degree
  • Additional writing sample submission encouraged but optional
  • Completed Application Form, which can be found at

Admission Deadlines

  • 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