Admission Requirements | Chatham University, Pittsburgh, PA

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

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.