Chatham University

Master of Sustainability (MSUS) 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: July 1
Regular Application Deadline for Spring: November 1

The following are requirements of admission to the Master of Sustainability program:

  • Educational Prerequisites:
    • Bachelor's degree from an accredited academic institution
    • Overall grade point average (GPA) of 3.3 or better on a 4.0 scale
    • Preference for applicants with coursework and/or experience demonstrating capacity for transdisciplinary thought
  • Two letters of recommendation from faculty or direct work supervisors that describe the applicant's:
    • Capacity for independent thinking
    • Written and verbal communication skills
    • Ability to thrive in a collaborative, transdiciplinary academic settings
    • Commitment to a career advancing sustainability
  • Essay/Letter: Each applicant should submit a one- or two-page letter than explains the origins of their interest in sustainability and professional goals
  • Curriculum vitae or resume
  • Completed Application Form, which can be found at