Philosophy M.A. Admissions

Application Process

Applicants to the Gonzaga Philosophy M.A. program must submit the items specified below.  Materials should be printed, completed, and mailed to the following address:

Graduate Philosophy Admissions
AD Box 47, Gonzaga University
502 E Boone Avenue, Spokane, WA 99258


Alternatively, documents may be scanned and emailed to (please use the subject line "Philosophy M.A. Application").  If you would prefer to receive an application packet with program brochure and application forms, please send your mailing address to

Deadlines: The Philosophy M.A. program has a rolling admission policy which allows applications at any time during the year.  To ensure consideration for fall admission and award of the Graduate Assistantship, applications must be complete by July 15 of each year.  Applications for the annual philosophy scholarships are due May 15.

If you have questions about any aspect of the application process, please contact the Director of Graduate Studies, David H. Calhoun (

Application Materials
  • A completed application form: Apply online here.
  • non-refundable application fee: at present, we are able to process application fees only in check form, payable to Gonzaga University, in the amount of $50.  Applications cannot be processed until we receive the application fee.  The application fee is waived for applicants with a Gonzaga degree.
  • Two official transcripts from each college or university attended (international applicants must submit foreign transcripts in the original language and an English copy).  Only degrees and courses from regionally accredited institutions will be accepted.
  • Three letters of recommendation sent directly from the recommending individual: recommenders must use the recommendation form.  If recommenders wish, they can send a separate letter of recommendation along with the form.
  • GRE general aptitude test or MAT standardized test scores: test score must be less than five years old.  (If the applicant has already earned an advanced degree, the standardized test may not be required; check with the Director of Graduate Studies)
  • Personal statement of philosophical background and interest
  • A sample of philosophical writing (no more than 3500 words)
International Student Applicants

In addition to the above requirements, international student applicants must submit the following:

  • TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) score: international applicants who have graduated from non-US colleges or universities and whose native language is not English must submit an official TOEFL score.  For admission, the TOEFL minimum scores are 100 ibt (internet-based test) or 250 cbt (computer-based test) or 600 pbt (paper-based test)
  • a financial declaration form and supporting documentation: international students must document that they have funding resources to live in Spokane and complete the Philosophy M.A. degree
Health Information

Students accepted into the Gonzaga Philosophy M.A. program must submit the following medical forms.  To simplify the application process, students can submit these forms to the Philosophy Department along with other application materials.

Application Document
Quick Links

Gonzaga Philosophy M.A. program brochure

application form

recommendation form

Proof of Immunization form

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502 E. Boone Avenue
Spokane, WA 99258-6741
Phone: (509) 313-6741

Location: Rebmann House
1207 N. Astor Street
(Across from St. Aloysius Church)