2022-2023 Course Catalog

Integrated Degrees and Collaborative Programs

Chatham’s Integrated Degree Program (IDP) allows qualified students to complete an undergraduate degree within a timeframe that may be less than the traditional bachelor’s and master’s programs done separately. Students take undergraduate- and graduate-level courses simultaneously beginning as early as the first semester of their senior year. Undergraduate students who expect to participate in an integrated degree program must complete all general education requirements for the baccalaureate degree as well as fulfill all prerequisites and/or competencies. Students will not be enrolled in their graduate program until they have completed a minimum of 108 undergraduate credits, keeping in mind that 12 credits of graduate coursework will count towards both degrees to reach the 120 credits needed for the bachelor’s degree. The Athletic Training IDP allows students to complete a minimum of 105 undergraduate credits with 16 credits of graduate coursework counting toward both degrees. Please see individual program pages for additional stipulations and requirements.

Students who do not have guaranteed acceptance into an IDP program are limited to a maximum of six (6) credits of 500-level graduate level work (see section on Graduate Courses for Undergraduate Credit).

It is the student's responsibility to apply for degree conferral for their undergraduate degree during the semester in which he/she is completing the final 12/16 undergraduate credits, and this conferral must occur prior to their graduate conferral. These degrees will not be simultaneously awarded. All first-year and transfer applicants are invited to apply to an IDP, as well as current Chatham undergraduate students who are performing well in their academic program(s). For more information see: https://www.chatham.edu/academics/undergraduate/integrated-degree-programs/ .

Graduate programs with IDP options:

School of Health Sciences (6)

 • Doctor of Physical Therapy • Entry-level Doctor of Occupational Therapy • Master of Physician Assistant Studies • Master of Science in Counseling Psychology • Master of Arts in Psychology • Master of Science in Athletic Training

School of Arts and Sciences (11)

• Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing • Master of Fine Arts in Film and Digital Technology • Master of Arts in Interdisciplinary Design • Master of Interior Architecture (MIA) • Master of Science in Interior Architecture • Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) • Master of Education in Special Education • Master of Science in Biology • Master of Business Administration • Master of Professional Writing • Master of Communication 

Falk School of Sustainability (2)

• Master of Arts in Food Studies • Master of Sustainability

Please see individual program pages for additional stipulations and requirements. Students are required to complete an IDP intention form (timing depends on the program) and to achieve the required GPA before entering the program. Some programs may require additional paperwork, including additional letters of recommendation (contact Admissions@chatham.edu for more information).