Veteran & Military Community at Chatham

Chatham University is honored to have the opportunity to serve those who have served in all military capacities. As a private educational institution, Chatham understands the unique opportunities presented to military students and their families and is equipped with a team of faculty and staff who are able and willing to assist.

Our intent is to provide a quality education and assist with bridging the financial gap between your benefits and the cost of education, and to offer you both a college experience that will prepare you for your next steps as well as programming and events to help you make the most of your time here. Thank you for serving our country and world so selflessly.

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Military Friendly School

Chatham has earned a place on the 2021-2022 Military Friendly Schools® list, published by Victory Media. The Military Friendly School designation is aimed at setting a standard that measures an organization’s commitment, effort and success in creating benefits for the military community.

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Military Funding

Chatham is a proud participant in the Yellow Ribbon GI Education Enhancement Program (Yellow Ribbon Program). The program provides matching funds from the Department of Veterans Affairs as a supplement to the Post-9/11 GI Bill®. Chatham also participates in the DoD Tuition TA program for active Service members, which provides financial assistance for voluntary off-duty education programs in support of a soldier's professional and personal self-development goals. 

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Online and On-ground Masters and Doctoral Degrees

Chatham offers over 25 masters and doctoral programs in our areas of excellence: sustainability, health sciences, arts and sciences, and business and communications. A graduate degree from Chatham sets you apart through our emphasis on project-based, experiential learning; through our small class sizes and personalized attention; and through our many connections across the Pittsburgh region and beyond.

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Army ROTC

In partnership with the Three Rivers Battalion, Chatham University is proud to offer students the option to participate in the Army Reserve Officers' Training Corp (ROTC) program that prepares college students to become U.S. Army Officers. Army ROTC is an elective, so you can participate your Freshman and Sophomore years without any obligation to join the U.S. Army. This program will give you the tools, training, and experiences needed to help succeed in any competitive environment. In addition to great leadership training, Army ROTC can pay for your college tuition.

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Air Force ROTC

In partnership with the University of Pittsburgh and 14 other colleges in the Pittsburgh region, Chatham students are eligible to participate in the 'Steel Eagles' of AFROTC Detachment (Det) 730. The Air Force Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (AFROTC) is an officer accessions program designed to educate and develop leaders and commission officers of character for service in the US Air Force and the US Space Force. In addition to weekly leadership training, participants are eligible for 2- and 4-year scholarships. 

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Thinking about Joining the Armed Forces?

Any job that you can imagine exists in the armed forces—from healthcare to communication to management, finance, and logistics. Everything the military does relates to the civilian sector, and it’s easy to move into high-paying civilian jobs. Chatham is committed to working with you to help you blend your education with a career in the armed forces.

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Admissions Info

Chatham understands that active duty, reserve, guard and veteran students have unique needs and questions during the application process. We have dedicated staff and faculty here to help you along with every step. Click the button below to view admission information for applicants with military affiliations.

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Contact Us

Chatham has designated personnel within admissions and financial aid who are familiar with military students and their requirements, and are committed to helping you with scheduling and paperwork. 

  • Harold Schmidt—Undergraduate Admission Recruiter for Transfer, Adult, and Military Students
    412-365-1142 | 
    h.schmidt@chatham.edu
  • John Stakeley—Veterans and Military Families Coordinator
    412-365-1186 | j.stakeley@chatham.edu

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Falk School of Sustainability & Environment

Chatham is one of the top universities in the world for the study of sustainability. Our Falk School of Sustainability & Environment is located on the world’s first campus built from the ground up for the study of sustainability—Eden Hall Campus. Our students focus on the impacts between a wide range of systems and communities, working side-by-side with faculty on projects that make a difference in the world.

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School of Arts, Science & Business

Students come to Chatham to study arts, science, business, communication, and education because our programs blend small class sizes with entry into vibrant communities and networks throughout Pittsburgh and across the country. Students benefit from the resources of the Falk School of Sustainability & Environment and the School of Health Sciences, offering opportunities that go far beyond a standard liberal arts education toward solid professional preparation.

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School of Continuing and Professional Studies

Chatham’s School of Continuing and Professional Studies (SCPS) provides innovative online degree, certificate, and non-credit academic programs for working people of all skill and knowledge levels. SCPS offers graduate and undergraduate low-residency and distance learning programs in Nursing, Health Sciences, Business & Communication, and Creative & Design Arts.