Psychology Cooperative Programs

Chatham University in Pittsburgh, PA, offers an accelerated master’s program to qualified Allegheny College students. The program, structured as three years at Allegheny College followed by two years at Chatham, allows students to earn both a bachelor’s and a master’s degree in less time than is normally required.

The following cooperative program is available:

  • Master of Science in Counseling Psychology (MSCP)

Students pay tuition and fees to Allegheny College from their freshman through junior years. They pay tuition and fees to Chatham for their graduate program. Allegheny students are also responsible for paying a maintenance fee to Allegheny while enrolled at Chatham in their senior year. Students will need to complete 108 semester credit hours (i.e., 18 credits per semester over 6 semesters) to be eligible for the MSCP program.

Students will receive both the bachelor’s and master’s degrees upon completion of their graduate program at Chatham. Allegheny College will count units taken during the master’s program toward the student’s bachelor’s degree according to its policies and procedures. Chatham University will forward to Allegheny College transcripts and other necessary information on student academic performance. Students should consult with the advisor in their major field and with the Psychology Department for specific program requirements.

Allegheny College students who satisfy the program’s entry requirements may also receive guaranteed acceptance into the following programs at Chatham University following completion of their undergraduate degree.

  • Master of Science in Counseling Psychology (MSCP)
  • Doctor of Psychology in Counseling Psychology (PsyD)