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Chatham University partners with EARTH University in Costa Rica to provide its graduates with exclusive one-year master’s degrees programs

PITTSBURGH—Chatham University announces a new exclusive partnership with EARTH University, an innovative international institution located in the heart of a tropical rainforest in Costa Rica. Graduates of EARTH University have the exclusive opportunity to enroll in one-year master’s degrees at Chatham’s School of Sustainability and the Environment (SSE). Designed specifically for EARTH graduates, Chatham’s one-year Master of Sustainability (MSUS) and Master of Arts in Food Studies (MAFS) programs will prepare students to address the complex sustainability and food system challenges facing individuals, communities, nations, ecosystems, and corporations around the world.

Chatham and EARTH University share many foundational principles. They both place a great importance on ethical values, entrepreneurialism, and a commitment to addressing environmental, social, and economic issues. Chatham’s sustainability and food studies programs are natural extensions of what is instilled at EARTH University. In coming to Chatham, EARTH graduates will be able to further develop their expertise in the U.S. context and complement their tropical experience with Chatham’s temperate setting.



About Chatham University
Chatham University in Pittsburgh, Pa., has a long history of commitment to the environment and today is a recognized leader in the field of sustainability. Chatham is also one of only 22 schools in the U.S. to be named to The Princeton Review’s 2013 Green College Honor Roll and is mentioned in a 2012 Forbes article as one of the places contributing to Pittsburgh’s transformation into a destination for “green living.” Building on its accomplishments, Chatham is breaking new ground by building one of the world’s first fully sustainable campuses in higher education. Located on 388 acres just north of Pittsburgh, the new, Eden Hall Campus integrates sustainable development, learning, and living throughout its design. Here, students of all disciplines learn to solve complex sustainability and environmental challenges facing urban environments. Eden Hall Campus opens fall 2013 and will be the future home of Chatham’s School of Sustainability and the Environment, which offers such academic programs as the Master of Sustainability, Master of Arts in Food Studies, Executive Master of Sustainability Leadership, and coming Fall 2014, a coeducational Bachelor of Sustainability.

About EARTH University
Since 1990, EARTH University’s innovative educational approach has been preparing young people from Latin America, the Caribbean and other regions, including Africa and Asia, to contribute to the sustainable development of their countries and construct a prosperous and just society. EARTH offers a rigorous four-year undergraduate program in agricultural sciences and natural resources management and a prestigious, international faculty, providing a world-class scientific and technological education that emphasizes values, ethical entrepreneurship and environmental and social commitment.

EARTH was established by Costa Rican law in 1986 as a private, non-profit, international University and was created thanks to the support of the Costa Rican Government, U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and the W.K. Kellogg Foundation.