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Chatham University

Program in Writing

Pittsburgh, PA

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Chatham University

Overview

Chatham University / Program in Writing is located in Pittsburgh, PA, in an urban setting.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
Master of Fine Arts (MFA) Fiction
Master of Fine Arts (MFA) Screenwriting
Master of Fine Arts (MFA) Poetry
Master of Fine Arts (MFA) Children's writing
Master of Fine Arts (MFA) Non-fiction
Master of Professional Writing (MPW) Professional writing

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Master's Degrees 36

Earning Your Degree

Part-time study available? Yes
Evening/weekend programs available? Yes
Distance learning programs available? Yes

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

90
Applied
72
Accepted
30
Enrolled
80%

Applying

45
Application Fee - Domestic
Yes
Electronic
applications accepted?
Yes
Applications processed
on a rolling basis?

Application Deadlines

Type Domestic International Priority date
Fall deadline January 15th January 15th Yes
Spring deadline November 1st October 1st Yes

Entrance Requirements

Exam Details
Master's Degree Requirements Minimum GPA of 3.0, writing sample, recommendation letters

International Students

Exam Details
TOEFL: Required TOEFL Paper score: 600
TOEFL IBT score: 100
IELTS: Required IELTS Paper score: 7
TWE: Required

Tuition & Fees

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Financial Support

Financial award applicants must submit: FAFSA

Student Body

72
Total Graduate Students
Not Reported
International Breakout (representing other countries)

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 5.56%
Black or African American 9.72%
White or Caucasian 72%
American Indian or Alaska Native Not Reported
Asian Not Reported
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander Not Reported
Two or more races 1.39%
Unknown 11.11%

Gender

Male (25%)
Female (75%)

Faculty

14
Total faculty
Full-time - 0
Part-time - 14
Male (3)
Female (11)

Research

Focus of faculty research: Ecopoetics; environment and culture; wilderness and literature; literature of exploration, exile, and home
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year: 0

Location & Contact

Address Woodland Road
Pittsburgh, PA  15232-2826
United States
Contact Dr. Sheryl St. Germain
Director
Email: sstgermain@chatham.edu
Phone: 412-365-1190
Fax: 412-365-1505

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