Admissions Info

Beginning your journey to better patient care and an accelerated career starts here. Explore this page to learn about the process for joining Chatham’s MSN program. 

Next Steps 

Our partnership with UPMC makes it easy for UPMC nurses to participate in Chatham’s MSN program. Here’s what you need to do:

  1. Contact Admissions at 800-837-1290 or at to learn more and begin the process.
  2. Apply to the MSN program.
  3. You will be notified of your admission decision within 5-10 business days.
  4. Once admitted to the program, you will meet with an academic advisor to develop a program plan.
  5. Register for the first semester of courses you and your advisor selected.*
  6. Chatham will take care of the tuition billing directly with UPMC at the beginning of each semester.

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Admissions Requirements

Before you start your application, please review the MSN admission requirements below. 

Applicants must:

  • Complete the online application (including UPMC employee number)
  • Submit proof of completion of an RN degree (Associate or Diploma) with a minimum 3.0 GPA
  • Submit a copy of a current unencumbered RN license
  • Submit a copy of official transcripts of all completed post-high school education from all schools attended
  • Submit a current resume/curriculum vitae
  • Mail or email, in Word document formatting, an admission essay addressing the following prompt to
    • Describe the evolving role of the MSN prepared nurse in the practice setting.

Admission Materials may be submitted to:

Chatham University
Berry Hall/SCPS Admission
Woodland Road
Pittsburgh, PA 15232
Fax: 412-365-1609
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State Restrictions for Online Learning

Chatham University requires state authorization to provide distance education in states other than their own. Please follow the link below to see if Chatham is authorized to deliver instruction in your state. Also, this program may have a required practice experience component. Please check the information in the Practice Experience and Special requirements column to see if the state you plan on completing your practice experience hours is approved or has special restrictions.

State Authorization for Distance Education and Practical Experiences