Program Costs and Financial Aid

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: All financial aid awards are conditioned on continued enrollment and good standing in the Gonzaga Philosophy M.A. program.  Some aid awards (such as assistantships) will require satisfactory performance for continuation beyond the initial award.  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.


Select the appropriate form for the Financial Aid for which you wish to apply:

Complete the form and email it to David H. Calhoun, Director of Graduate Studies (calhoun@gem.gonzaga.edu).  Please note the appropriate deadlines specified below.


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: September 15 (fall semester), January 15 (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).

PHILOSOPHY DEPARTMENT
502 E. Boone Avenue
Spokane, WA 99258-6741
Phone: (509) 313-6741
philosophy@gonzaga.edu
www.gonzaga.edu/philosophy

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