Prospective Students

This on-campus Ph.D. program accommodates the needs of working professionals and full-time students: classes are conveniently scheduled in the evenings and on Saturdays during the regular academic year. Summer intensive sessions make it possible to do the main coursework on campus during the “summers only,” to fulfill some elective requirements through independent distance study, and still complete the degree in 4-5 years. The program has a unique dissertation procedure that guides students through the process along four major milestones: candidacy, proposal seminar, proposal defense, and the dissertation.

Gonzaga University enjoys national recognition through high rankings among educational institutions. The program welcomes students of all walks of life - all are welcome here. Central principles of the Jesuit tradition of educating the whole person are practiced actively and faithfully. Notably, past students' dissertations have been honored with national dissertation awards, reflecting the strong foundation of scholarship the program provides.

All Are Welcome Here
All Are Welcome Here