Online Degrees

When you participate in an online program at Chatham University, you’ll enjoy flexibility and convenience, without a sense of being on your own. Instead, you’re part of a vibrant cohort led by a passionate instructor committed to your success. Read on to discover how cost, convenience, curriculum, and careers make an online program at Chatham the right next step for you.  

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Online learning features a lower cost per credit when compared to traditional programs. Chatham also helps you save through a 20% discount program with many employers and organizations, as well as Prior Learning Assessment, which awards reduced-cost credit for previous work or life experience, and generous course credit transfers awarded for undergraduate achievement (up to 90 credits).

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Balance the demands of family, work, and other obligations while obtaining your degree! Online learning features classes that are both synchronous (done together with class) and asynchronous (done on your own), so you can schedule around your other commitments. Courses are offered in accelerated 7.5-week formats, too.

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Chatham’s courses challenge you to go further, and our professors are here to help you every step of the way. Courses build on each other, preparing you to succeed in each endeavor. And many courses offer the opportunity to tailor your experience to your interests or current work projects.

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Where can an online degree from Chatham take you? Graduates from our online programs have worked at institutions including BNY Mellon, PNC, Oracle, Mylan, Knopp Biosciences LLC, RAND Corporation, and Smith & Nephew, and gone on to careers in academia, mental health, law, medicine, health sciences, and business. And to help you get there, you can work online with our Office of Career Development on resume writing and interviewing skills.

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How It Works

Through Chatham’s online learning management system (LMS), Brightspace by D2L, students participate in interactive class activities and discussions held asynchronously in an online environment. The platform enables students to demonstrate knowledge gained through activities, as well as submit assignments and papers electronically. Throughout the course, grades and feedback from the instructor will be available through the grade book. Instructors often hold virtual office hours in which questions from students can be addressed. 

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MyChatham is home to all the student forms you need, the campus directory, and a student news and events calendar. Here you can find course schedules, grades, and unofficial transcripts. It’s also how you can access the Jennie King Mellon Library’s catalogs, databases, and journal archives. You can access webmail and the Student Portal through myChatham, too.

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SARA-Approved Participating Institution

Due to federal regulation, all universities offering distance education programs and practicum experiences in states other than their own must receive authorization or be a SARA-approved institution. Chatham University is a SARA-approved institution and has been approved to participate in the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements.

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Online Degrees

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Exemplifying Leadership—Sandra Rader, DNP '09

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Mission Meets Margin—Paul Lim, MBA '06

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Alumna Profile: Laura Duncan, MHI '19

Anderston St. Germain, OTD '17

“The structure of the program was really good—even from the very first class, we were working toward developing our capstone projects. And the feedback is really what guides your learning, and the feedback was always there and consistent.”

—Anderston St. Germain, OTD '17