Integrated Degrees

Earn your spot for a graduate degree from day one.

Chatham has made earning an advanced degree clearer, quicker, and more affordable with the Integrated Degree Program (IDP). 

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Benefits of the IDP

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

  • Ability to take graduate classes during their senior year of undergraduate studies;
  • Opportunity to complete bachelor's and master's degree programs sooner, in some cases earning both in as little as five years; and
  • Significant cost savings as compared to traditional master's completion.

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The Graduate Admission Process

In your junior year at Chatham, 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. 

Integrated Degree Program