Tuition & Fees

Graduate education at Chatham University involves tuition, fees, and expenses associated with lodging, food, insurance, facilities, technology, and travel. We also offer graduate assistantships, fellowships and professional campus work positions that can help make a Chatham graduate education more affordable. 

To be considered a full-time graduate student, a student must be enrolled for nine credits in the fall, spring, and summer terms. Total program costs will include both tuition and any applicable fees.

 


TERM-BASED PROGRAMS



SCHOOL OF HEALTH SCIENCES
Program Name Terms Cost/Term Tuition Cost
Doctorate of Occupational Therapy (Entry-Level OTD) 8 $11,883 $95,064
Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) 7 $13,998 $97,986
Master of Science in Athletic Training (MSAT) 5 $10,821 $54,105
Master of Physician Assistant Studies (MPAS) 6 $17,837 $107,022

CREDIT-BASED PROGRAMS



SCHOOL OF HEALTH SCIENCES
Program Name Credits Cost/Credit Tuition Cost
Doctor of Psychology in Counseling Psychology (PsyD) 85 $1,126 $95,710
Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) 27 $1,126 $30,402
BSN to Doctor of Nursing Practice (BSN-DNP) 53 $855-$1,126 Varies
Doctorate of Occupational Therapy (Post-Professional OTD) 30 $1,126 $33,780
Master of Science in Counseling Psychology (MSCP) 48-60 $1,126 $54,048-$67,560
Master of Healthcare Informatics (MHI) 30 $1,050 $31,500
Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) 33 $855 $28,215
RN to Master of Science in Nursing (RN-MSN) 47 or more $479-$855 Varies on transfer credits
Master of Arts in Psychology (MAP) 36 $1,126 $40,536
SCHOOL OF ARTS, SCIENCE & BUSINESS
Program Name Credits Cost/Credit Tuition Cost
Master of Science in Biology (MS) 32-34  $1,126 $36,032-$38,284
Master of Arts in Biomedical Studies (MABS) 30-31 $1,126 $33,780-$34,906
Master of Business Administration (MBA) 36  $914 $32,904
Master of Communication (MComm) 30 $1,126 $33,780
Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing (MFA) 42 $1,126 $47,292
Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing, Low Residency (MFA) 42  $1,126 $47,292
Master of Fine Arts in Film and Digital Technology (MFA) 36   $1,089 $39,204
Master of Arts in Graphic Design (MAGD) 30 $1,089 $32,670
Master of Interior Architecture (MIA) 72  $1,089 $78,408
Master of Science in Interior Architecture (MSIA) 30  $1,089 $32,670
Master of Professional Writing (MPW) 30 $1,126 $33,780
Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) 44-52  $1,089 $47,916-$58,552
FALK SCHOOL OF SUSTAINABILITY & ENVIRONMENT
Program Name Credits Cost/Credit Tuition Cost
Master of Arts in Food Studies (MAFS) 41 $1,089 $44,649
Master of Arts in Food Studies & MBA (Dual Degree: MAFS + MBA) 56 $1,089 $60,984
Master of Sustainability (MSUS) 41 $1,089 $44,649
Master of Sustainability & MBA (Dual-Degree: MSUS + MBA)  57 $1,089 $62,073

 

College Clinical Fees

  • Doctor of Psychology in Counseling Psychology: $115 yearly
  • Master of Science in Counseling Psychology: $115 yearly

Campus Fees

  • Occupational Therapy: $293 per term
  • Physician Assistant Studies: $293 per term
  • Doctor of Physical Therapy: $293 per term
  • Master of Athletic Training: $293 per term
  • Other Graduate Programs: $33 per credit, $250 max per term

Liability Insurance Fee

  • Counseling Psychology Program: $20 per term
  • Education Program: $20 per term

Combine Lab/Liability Insurance Fee

  • Occupational Therapy: $242 per term
  • Physician Assistant Studies: $242 per term
  • Doctor of Physical Therapy: $242 per term
  • Master of Science in Athletic Training: $242 per term

Online Textbook Fee

  • Physician Assistant Studies: $25 per term

Simulation Fee

  • Physician Assistant Studies: $45.83 per term
  • Doctor of Physical Therapy: $17.86 per term

Occupational Therapy Lab Fees

  • $43.69/term

Other Fees

  • Student Health Insurance Policy: $1,519 per term
    Fee is optional (depending on your situation). Subject to change.

* This is a list of the most common miscellaneous fees associated with enrollment at Chatham University. Some courses and activities may require additional fees not listed here. Fees are subject to change.  

For further information regarding tuition and fees, placement and rotation charges, financial policies and procedures, the institutional refund policy, and other important information, please reference the current University catalog.

Room Rates

  • Chung Apartments:
    • 2-Bedroom Furnished: $7,463 per term
  • Duplex at Maryland:
    • 3-Bedroom Furnished: $9,831 per term
  • Haber Apartments
    • 1-Bedroom Furnished: $7,945 per term
    • 2-Bedroom Furnished: $9,024 per term
  • Hicks Estate
    • 1-Bedroom Furnished:  $7,945 per term
    • 1-Bedroom w/Loft Furnished:  $9,024 per term
    • 2-Bedroom Furnished:  $9,024 per term
  • Eden Hall Campus: Orchard Hall
    • Single Room: $1,433 per term
    • Suite-Style Room: $1,513 per term (per occupant)
  • Chatham also offers access to a unique inter-generational housing partnership at Vincentian Schenley Gardens near Shadyside Campus for School of Health Science graduate students. 

Apartment and Commuter Meal Plans (Lower Campus Housing & Commuters)

Graduate and Gateway students residing in the Chatham University Fifth Avenue Apartments are not required to purchase a meal plan. If they would like to purchase one, please contact Parkhurst Dining at Parkhurst@chatham.edu for further instructions.

While lower campus residential students and commuters are able to select any of the Chatham plans, the following meal plans are built to give a little more flexibility to those that have access to kitchens. Build a plan based on your lifestyle to get the right balance of meals and Flex dollars. 

Choose your block meals:

  • 15 meals/term, $150 Flex Dollars: $350/term
  • 15 meals/term, $350 Flex Dollars: $550/term
  • 45 meals/term, $150 Flex Dollars: $715/term
  • 45 meals/term, $350 Flex Dollars: $915/term
  • 75 meals/term, $150 Flex Dollars: $1,080/term
  • 75 meals/term, $350 Flex Dollars: $1,280/term

Eden Hall Meal Plan

Only available for residents of Orchard Hall.  

Graduate students residing in Orchard Hall on the Eden Hall Campus are required to select either one of the Chatham or Rachel block meal plans. Students will be able to select their meal plan after they have been assigned housing through the Housing Application. 

Additional Meal Plan Information

Additional Cougar Dollars are available for purchase through MyChatham for those who want to add dining dollars to their meal plans. For every $50 purchased, $55 is received. 

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If you have questions about financial aid, please contact the Office of Financial Aid located at Braun Hall on the Shadyside Campus.
Hours: Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Phone: 412-365-2781
Fax: 412-365-1871
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