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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4.58 out of 5.0
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.
2.17 out of 5.0
Degree: Social Sciences
Graduation Year: 2014

Chatham is expensive, but I have not only learned a lot throughout the course of my program, I have in fact become a better person. I have a broader worldview and more compassion for others and myself.
3.25 out of 5.0
Degree: Biology
Graduation Year: 2014

I feel this graduate program is tailored for my needs but may not be for everyone. The program offers a thesis and non-thesis track. I am currently in the non-thesis option as I have additional educational requirements after this degree. The non-thesis track is accelerated and is challenging to those who have less than adequate study skills. The resources are available to assist the students academically, but at this level, it is up to the student to seek out those resources. The campus is beautiful and the surrounding area is amazing. However, social life is slow due to the large amount of non-traditional students and commuters. Overall, I do like my experience so far at Chatham University and I would recommend others who are taking a similar path to consider the program here.
4.42 out of 5.0
Degree: Healthcare Management
Graduation Year: 2014

Chatham's MBA Program is a very tight-knit program, where you have no choice but to know everyone. The classes are a manageable size, and the professors are always making themselves available.
3.5 out of 5.0
Degree: Creative Writing
Graduation Year: 2015

I believe that the quality of the education in the program, coupled with the unique courses of study offered, gives such an advantage over other schools. However, because Chatham is a private school, there is very limited financial aid.
4.0 out of 5.0
Degree: Biomedical Sciences
Graduation Year: 2013

I attended the Master of Physician Assistant Studies program at Chatham University. I think that one of the best things about the program was the ability to identify and focus on what areas that I felt I needed to learn more within. Another great thing about the program was that all the courses were pass/fail which I think helped minimize the competitive nature of some students and promoted a more collaborative work environment. In the end, medicine is a team sport. I think one of the downsides to the program at Chatham University was the adjustment from lecture based learning, to strictly problem based learning in addition to the lack of support/encouragement provided by some key faculty members.
3.33 out of 5.0
Degree: Occupational Therapy
Graduation Year: 2014

Pros included limited on campus requirements, diversity of students and accessibility of professors. I have never had the phone numbers of my professors before taking these classes! Cons would possibly be work load, although Irish doctoral program!
2.33 out of 5.0
Degree: Biology
Graduation Year: 2015

Overall good, but can seem a bit unorganized at times.
4.17 out of 5.0
Degree: Counseling
Graduation Year: 2015

Chatham's faculty is knowledgeable and cares about it's students and helps students network in their career fields. The classes are relatively difficult with a bit of a heavy workload but it's meant to help students learn and gain well rounded knowledge in their field. The campus also has their own shuttle service and public transportation is free with student ID. Chatham campus also uses their technology and continues to improve their technology to help the environment. However, since it's an all female undergraduate campus and co-ed graduate school the diversity of gender is not balanced well at all.
4.17 out of 5.0
Degree: Physical Therapy
Graduation Year: 2016

The program is affordable and they school offers financial aid. The classes themselves are competitive. I love the fact that they have clinicals in between schooling instead of having all the clinicals at the last year.
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