Integrated Degrees

Earn your spot for a graduate degree from day one.

It goes without saying that both job markets and graduate degree programs are increasingly more competitive, and especially so in certain fields like the health sciences. Every chance you have to make yourself—and your credentials—more competitive is important. So that's why Chatham has made getting a leg up with an advanced degree clearer, quicker, and more affordable with the Integrated Degree Program (IDP).

When students declare an IDP interest, they align themselves with certain benefits that have significant academic and financial value:

  1. Guaranteed admission to Chatham's competitive graduate programs in the:
  2. Ability to take graduate classes during their senior year of undergraduate studies;
  3. Opportunity to complete bachelor's and master's degree programs sooner, in some cases earning both in as little as five years; and
  4. Significant cost savings as compared to traditional master's completion.

Download the Integrated Degree Program brochure for more information about recommended undergraduate/graduate program combinations and maintaining guaranteed admission. If you have any questions, please reach out to a Chatham admissions counselor at 800-837-1290.

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The Graduate Admission Process

In your junior year at Chatham (end of sophomore year for teaching), you will formally apply to the graduate program of your choice. If accepted, you will begin to supplement some of your undergraduate courses with graduate level coursework during your senior year.