Chestnut Hill College
Philadelphia, PA 19118
With classes primarily in the evening and on weekends, the School of Graduate Studies at Chestnut Hill College caters to the needs of the working professional. Ordinarily, degree programs must be completed within six years of matriculation. Within that time frame, students can choose their own pace for most programs; some opt to study full-time, while others take one or two courses per semester. Small classes and a welcoming atmosphere make Chestnut Hill College an excellent choice for traditional students as well as working professionals and those who wish to change careers.
The Location and Community
Programs of Study and Degree Requirements
The school also offers a Psy.D. in clinical psychology, state certification programs, and a variety of post-master's programs. The M.A. and M.S. programs in counseling psychology and human services include specializations in child and adolescent therapy, marriage and family therapy, trauma studies, and addictions counseling or students may opt for a generalist curriculum. These programs prepare students for licensure in Pennsylvania and other states. Post-master's certificates are available in all areas of specialization. The Doctor of Clinical Psychology program is open to the applicant who has a master's degree in counseling or a closely related field. For applicants with a bachelor's degree in psychology, the combined M.S./Psy.D. program is available. All programs offered by the Department of Professional Psychology are practitioner based and classes are taught by faculty members who are actively working in the field.
Master's-level courses are also offered on the DeSales University campus in Center Valley, Pennsylvania. The Education Department offers the M.Ed. in elementary education, early childhood education, and educational leadership (with principal certification). Students may also opt for state certification programs: elementary education, elementary education with certification in special education, early childhood education, and various secondary education areas. Reading specialist and principal certification programs are available for qualified applicants. A Montessori specialization certification (AMS) is also offered. The majority of courses in the educational leadership program are offered in the distance/on-site format. The applied technology program offers an M.S. and various certificates in applied technology. The program in educational applications is designed for teachers and other instructional technology specialists who are eager to develop the technical skills and conceptual framework necessary for the appropriate use of technology in the learning environment. The education and technology program helps teachers develop new leadership skills and expertise in the use of technology in the achievement of curricular goals and applications of constructivist principles to today's changing classroom. The instructional design and leadership and technology programs are designed for students involved in technology who are challenged by cultural and technological changes. The goal of its specializations is the preparation of professionals to assume leadership roles in the transformation of their work environments. The majority of course work for these programs is offered through a distance/on-site format.
The M.A. programs in holistic spirituality include holistic spirituality/spiritual direction, holistic spirituality/health care, and several certificate programs: spiritual direction, health care, specialized study in spirituality, and applied spirituality (post-master's). Each of the programs combines academic rigor with experiential learning in ways that promote the integration of theory and practice. The holistic spirituality program presents an annual summer Festival of Spirituality featuring nationally known theologians in public lectures, extended conversations, and intensive course formats. Each summer's festival is designed to advance the relationships between spirituality and the Bible, justice issues, and/or ecological concerns. The M.S. program in administration of human services combines courses in management, public policy, and social issues to prepare students for supervisory and leadership positions in health and human-service organizations. With an emphasis on social change and diversity, this degree provides a comprehensive knowledge base about organizations, their philosophy and structure, and the specialized services that are provided. This program is offered in an accelerated format. Certificates are also avaiable.
Facilities & Resources
Expenses and Aid
How to Apply / Application
The Office of International Student Services provides the following initial and ongoing services for students in the School of Undergraduate Studies, the School of Continuing Studies and the School of Graduate Studies:
Who to Contact
For Psy.D. and M.S./Psy.D. program information and application:
• Note: Research interests of the Psy.D. faculty members are available on the Web at http://www.chc.edu/graduate/psydfac.htm. Information on the entire faculty can be found at http://www.chc.edu/faculty/.
• David Arena, Assistant Professor of Psychology; Psy.D., Widener.
• Richard W. Black, Assistant Professor of Education; Ed.D., Temple.
• David Borsos, Assistant Professor of Psychology; Ph.D., Temple.
• Scott W. Browning, Professor of Psychology; Ph.D., Berkeley.
• Michele Burns, Director of Montessori Teacher Education Program; M.Ed., AMS, Chestnut Hill.
• Dominic Cotugno, Assistant Professor of Education; Ed.D., Temple.
• Margery Covello, Assistant Professor of Education; Ed.D., Immaculata.
• Carolynne Ervin, Coordinator of Spiritual Direction Practicum; M.A., Creighton.
• Mary Kay Flannery, S.S.J., Assistant Professor of Religious Studies; D.Min., Catholic Theological Union.
• Melanie Cohen-Goodman, Assistant Professor of Education; Ph.D., Temple.
• Elaine R. Green, Associate Professor of Sociology and Chair, Administration of Human Services; Ed.D., Temple.
• Barbara Hogan, Assistant Professor of Religious Studies and Coordinator, Holistic Spirituality and Health Care; Ph.D., Temple.
• Jessica Kahn, Associate Professor of Education; Ph.D., Pennsylvania.
• Honor Keirans, S.S.J., Associate Professor of Education; Ed.D., Temple.
• Thomas E. Klee, Associate Professor of Psychology; Ph.D., Temple.
• Mary M. Lindsay, S.S.J., Coordinator of Master's Field Placements; Ph.D., Temple.
• Louise A. Mayock, S.N.D., Assistant Professor of Computer Technology; M.T.S., Catholic University; Ed.D., Pennsylvania.
• Susan McGroarty, Assistant Professor of Psychology; Ph.D., Pennsylvania.
• Patrick W. McGuffin, Associate Professor of Psychology and Chair, Division of Psychology and Department of Professional Psychology; Ph.D., Temple.
• Joseph A. Micucci, Professor of Psychology; Ph.D., Minnesota.
• Catherine Nerney, S.S.J., Associate Professor of Religious Studies; Ph.D., Catholic University.
• Carol M. Pate, Assistant Professor of Education and Chair, Education Department; Ed.D., Indiana.
• Cheryll Rothery-Jackson, Director of Clinical Training; Psy.D., Rutgers.
• Ralph E. Swan, Assistant Professor of Applied Technology; Ph.D., Pennsylvania.
• Margaret H. Vogelson, Professor of Education; Ph.D., Temple.