Program Costs and Financial Aid

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Rene DescartesThe total cost of the Gonzaga Philosophy M.A. degree program is approximately $25000 over a 2-3 year period.  Gonzaga is able to offer several forms of financial aid to assist students in completing the program.  Summaries of aid packages follow; full details of each are available from the Director of Graduate Studies.  In addition to scholarship / assistantship aid packages, students in the program are eligible for Stafford loans that allow borrowing up to $20500 / year.

Please note: information on this page is current at the time uploaded. Scholarship conditions and requirements are subject to change. Check with the Philosophy Department for up-to-date information (philosophy@gonzaga.edu).

Visit the Gonzaga Financial Aid website for more information about funding.  The website of the Gonzaga University Admissions Office has details on applying to Gonzaga University programs and includes on-line and downloadable applications.


Fr Richard E. Twohy, S.J., Scholarship / Assistantship                                             

approximate total value: $16200

  • 1 award / academic year
  • eligibility: full-time students, demonstrated philosophical excellence, interest in philosophy and politics
  • application deadline: May 15

A combined package of scholarship funds and work-study funding spread out over the length of the program.  Because part of the funding for the Twohy Scholarship / Assistantship is work-study, actual award amounts will vary depending on work-study hours.  Preference is given to applicants who can articulate the relationship of philosophy to politics, political theory, and the political community.

Peter M. Tripp Endowed Scholarship / Assistantship

approximate total value: $13900

  • 1 award / academic year
  • eligibility: full-time students, demonstrated philosophical excellence, emphasis on practical value of philosophy
  • application deadline: May 15

A combined package of scholarship funds and work-study funding spread out over the length of the program.  Because part of the funding for the Tripp Scholarship / Assistantship is work-study, actual award amounts will vary depending on work-study hours.  Preference is given to applicants who can demonstrate a commitment both to philosophical study as a way of deepening our understanding of ourselves and the world and to using that understanding to make a practical difference in the lives of others.

Faith & Reason Institute Program Assistantship

approximate total value: $20400

  • 1 award every 2 years (normally odd-numbered years)
  • eligibility: full-time students, demonstrated philosophical excellence, interest in faith-reason integration, administrative ability and experience
  • application deadline: May 15

A combined package of scholarship funds and work-study funding spread out over 25 months.  Because part of the funding for the Faith & Reason Program Assistantship is work-study, actual award amounts will vary depending on work-study hours. 

Academic Year Graduate Assistantship

approximate total value: $7200

  • 6 awards / academic year
  • eligibility: full-time students
  • application deadline: priority consideration will be given to applications submitted by May 15; applications will be accepted after the priority deadline until all assistantships are awarded each year

A package of work-study funding spread out over three academic-year semesters.  Because the Academic Year Graduate Assistantship is work-study, actual award amounts will vary depending on work-study hours.

Thesis Scholarship

approximate total value: $2400

  • 1 award / academic semester
  • eligibility: students who have completed all program requirements except the thesis who have not received a thesis scholarship as part of a scholarship / assistantship package; a completed and approved thesis prospectus is required prior to application
  • priority will be given to students in the 2nd or 3rd year of the program
  • application deadline: August 15 (fall semester), January 5 (spring semester)

A scholarship award of half-tuition for registration for PHIL 699 Thesis.


Please note: information on this page is current at the time uploaded. Scholarship conditions and requirements are subject to change. Check with the Philosophy Department for up-to-date information (philosophy@gonzaga.edu).

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