ELKINS – Davis & Elkins College students now have an additional option for furthering their education at the graduate level. The College recently signed a memorandum of understanding with Chatham University offering acceptance to D&E graduates pursuing master’s degrees in sustainability or food studies with the option of also obtaining a Master of Business Administration.
“These two very strong programs provide students with an opportunity for graduate study and potential career paths in a growing field,” said D&E Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs Dr. Rob Phillips.
Located in Gibsonia, Pennsylvania, Chatham offers its graduate students small classes with hands on learning and additional experience throughout partnerships with businesses and organizations.
Housed within the Falk School of Sustainability & Environment, the Master of Sustainability is an intensive cohort program that can be completed in two years of full-time study.
“We have alumni who attended Chatham Falk School of Sustainability & Environment graduate programs, and this agreement further solidifies our commitment to providing our students a path to graduate studies and exciting career opportunities,” said D&E Assistant Professor of Biology and Environmental Science Dr. Crystal Krause.
The master’s program in food studies includes agricultural and culinary history and social, scientific, cultural, political, economic and geographic examinations of food production and consumption.
“This is an opportunity for students to be able to get their master’s more easily and go out and make a difference,” said Dean of the Falk School of Sustainability Peter Walker.
Davis & Elkins College offers bachelor’s degree programs in hospitality and tourism management, environmental science and sustainability studies that prepare students to succeed in a graduate program.