Chatham University Graduate Program Reviews

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90%
of students recommend
(3.93 out of 5.0)
School rating based on 42 respondents

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School Information

  • Website: Visit College Website
  • School Accreditation: MSCHE
  • Programmatic Accreditation: AOTA, + 4 more
  • Campus Setting: City: Large
  • Student Population: 2,224 (1,034 undergrad)
  • Student to Faculty Ratio: 10 to 1
  • Graduate Attendance Status: 29% part-time, 71% full-time
  • Annual Tuition: $16,246
Source: NCES

Student & Graduate Reviews

4.67 out of 5.0
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Degree: Communications
Graduation Year: 2016

Since I'm doing online classes, living on campus isn't a factor. The online program works perfectly for me since it does not interfere with my work schedule. I have been nothing but happy with my experience with Chatham's MPW program so far. The online courses are interesting, engaging, challenging, and relevant. The teachers are friendly and approachable, yet knowledgeable, and they really make an effort to be involved with their students across cyberspace. The other program students are intelligent, agreeable, and supportive. Those with professional writing experience offer their own input in class discussions. Of the three online professional writing grad programs I considered, I lucked out by choosing this one because it's the only one with a dedicated web content focus, which is the field I am most interested in. The classes are varied yet specific, and they include a project for a real client and producing a working portfolio, both of which are CRITICAL to getting a job in this field.
4.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Psychology
Graduation Year: 2016

The master of science in counseling psychology program at Chatham is one that I am so glad to be a part of. It has provided opportunities for research and skill development since day one. I am so grateful to have a faculty that is so approachable and available to help students. It is easy to be involved and learn how to be a successful therapist. The cons of the program are more of a comment on the school, it is small and deserted the majority of the time. It is hard to make friends and feel at home. The cost of living is high while support is low. The campus is beautiful and the students within the program are like family. I wish there were more opportunities to study other areas of psychology such as an emphasis on gender/sexuality or art therapy.
5.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Psychology
Graduation Year: 2015

The professors are wonderful, the campus employees are prompt and helpful, and the campus is supportive and inclusive.
3.67 out of 5.0
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Degree: Social Sciences
Graduation Year: 2016

This is an extremely unique program with barely a dozen similar ones across the United States. What is so amazing about it is the focus on hands-on learning. My program, Food Studies, has it's own campus separate from the main campus that focuses on practical applications of what we learn in classes. We also have a lot of required volunteer hours and a required internship that get us out and experiencing things in the real world. However, since it is such a unique program, students come from all different backgrounds which are usually unrelated to the program. This is great for getting new outlooks and opinions on topics. But the professors always tout this as an advantage yet sometimes don't make allowances for this in their teaching styles. There have been occasions when assumptions were made about what we all knew coming in which made it hard to keep up in some of the classes. In my case, I have a hard science background with very little sociology training. The professors jumped into heavy, in-depth topics and I had to do a lot of catch up. But all the professors are happy to help if you talk to them! It is a very open, helping environment.
3.58 out of 5.0
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Degree: Biology
Graduation Year: 2015

Chatham is a small school hidden within a large, bustling city. The study to faculty ratio is great, but the school has limited resources available for graduate students. Future investment in graduate programs could increase interest in graduate programs for Chatham.
5.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Business
Graduation Year: 2016

Chatham puts ideas into action, especially regarding sustainability. They are not just talking the talk, but doing the walking as well. It's exciting to be part of a community that is so passionate about what we are doing. As a veteran, the Yellow Ribbon Program is the most generous I've found. Chatham has given me the opportunity to change the course of my career and my life.
2.83 out of 5.0
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Degree: Physician Assistant
Graduation Year: 2016

I am just an incoming student so these are very fresh observations. All faculty seems very supportive and has a great networking center. Very expensive compared to other Physician Assistant and offer NO SCHOLARSHIPS (or at least that is what they told me). Great system for learning and has a 100% pass rate.
4.08 out of 5.0
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Degree: Counseling
Graduation Year: 2014

The counseling psychology program offers a lot of hands on exerience via role plays and internships. Faculty are always willing to work with students and provide plenty of opportunities for open discussions on various categories within the field. The program offers various courses for electives and pushes students to think on a deeper and more clinical level.
3.83 out of 5.0
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Degree: Biology
Graduation Year: 2015

Chatham's graduate program in Biology is an excellent program to continue one's education and the faculty is so helpful, they are enthusiastic about helping each and every student advance their education and career.
4.58 out of 5.0
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Degree: Physician Assistant
Graduation Year: 2016

Chatham's physician assistant program is a great and competitive program. The program chooses to teach using a problem based learning model that gives students more practical and critical thinking experience than a lecture based program. Located in Pittsburgh the campus is both beautiful and affordable. As Pittsburgh has been recently voted as one of our nation's most livable cities, you will not lack for things to see and do, and couldn't ask for a better environment in which to learn.
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