Chatham University Graduate Program Reviews

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(3.77 out of 5.0)
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  • Website: Visit College Website
  • School Accreditation: MSCHE
  • Campus Setting: City: Large
  • Student Population: 2,110 (1,002 undergrad)
  • Student to Faculty Ratio: 10 to 1
  • Graduate Attendance Status: 30% part-time, 70% full-time
  • Annual Tuition: $17,226
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1.6 out of 5.0
Degree: Physician Assistant
Graduation Year: 2019

Chatham University Physician Assistant Studies Program offers a problem based learning (PBL) style of teaching. Although this style of teaching is applicable to real life scenarios (which originally drew me to this program), there was NO supplemental teaching or learning materials given to students. I was told the program was self directed with learning but even medical schools give an outline of diseases and pathology in which to base studying upon. In addition, you will "remediate" every single question you get wrong despite passing your test. If you do end up failing you will be either kicked out or remediate 200+ questions over weeks, christmas break, spring break, etc. I learned more on my own, YOUTUBE (no joke) and on my clinical rotations than my $ 80,000 education. If you have a strong knowledge of medicine before entering this program, by all means go. If you are straight out of school or expect someone to teach or guide you, find another program.
3.2 out of 5.0
Degree: Psychology
Graduation Year: 2013

Good education. Beautiful campus. The counseling program needs to figure out their accreditation.
4.6 out of 5.0
Degree: Health Sciences
Graduation Year: 2010

Great graduate program. Intensive course load
4.17 out of 5.0
Degree: Biology
Graduation Year: 2017

PROS- it will prepare me well for a Physician Assistant school CONS- I am not much of a city dweller
3.25 out of 5.0
Degree: Biology
Graduation Year: 2015

The graduate program at Chatham was great. I learned a lot from the faculty and they were always willing to help out and seemed to really want to help each student succeed. For a small program they have a good selection of classes but they are offered at specific times due to the limited faculty appointments (so plan accordingly). The program is expensive since it is a private school but I feel that the classes and what I took away from my experience were worth it.
3.5 out of 5.0
Degree: Biology
Graduation Year: 2016

The MS Biology program at Chatham University is competitive, although it is a small enough program that learning in a one-on-one manner is common and pragmatic.
3.5 out of 5.0
Degree: Nursing
Graduation Year: 2017

I am enrolled in the MPAS program, not nursing, but there was no option for this.
3.25 out of 5.0
Degree: Counseling
Graduation Year: 2018

PROS: supportive staff, challenging and current curriculum, practical experiences happen early on and continue throughout the entire program, and it's a scholar-practitioner model which I find to be beneficial toward achieving my career goals. CONS: non-funded, no cash for conference travels.
3.75 out of 5.0
Degree: Occupational Therapy
Graduation Year: 2016

Pros - 22 month graduate program allowing students to graduate sooner than other MOT programs, the student faculty relationship is personal and friendly, and being in the city gives students many fieldwork opportunities. Cons - all graduate programs are expensive, including this one along with living in the city is expensive, and the classes are not on the main campus.
4.25 out of 5.0
Degree: Biology
Graduation Year: 2016

From the moment I applied to this school the graduate admission representative has been in constant contact with me. The staff is very friendly and nice and want to see you succeed. The professors are readily available and there is a great student to teacher ratio. The atmosphere is wonderful and the surroundings areas are as well. My favorite part of this program is the curriculum which I feel will prepare me for my future endeavors of going to physician assistant school. The universities IT system could use a lot of improvement; this includes registering for classes online and emails. Also the cost of the university is very pricey but overall it is an excellent program.
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