FAQs


1 . Where is Spokane and how do I get there?^

Spokane is located near the eastern border of Washington, about a half hour from the Idaho border. Most major airlines fly into Spokane. We are about 10 minutes from the airport.

2 . Who participates in the graduate program at Gonzaga?^

Students of all ages, backgrounds, denominations and geography have completed degrees here. We have a combination of regional, national and international students to enrich the theological learning process. The majority are laity preparing either for some form of church ministry, anticipating doctoral studies or wanting to enrich their theological background for personal or professional reasons. We have had students in the field of journalism, doctors, business leaders, missionaries, retreat directors, ecology workers, chaplains, social workers, educators, and students discerning their life work...just to list some.

3 . What jobs do graduates pursue?^

Graduates have moved into parish or diocesan work within their particular denominations. Others have used their degree to prepare for doctoral studies in a wide variety of areas. Some have come simply to enrich the work to which they are already committed. The range has been a dynamic one, illustrating great creativity on the part of our graduates.

4 . When and where are classes held?^

All graduate classes will be offered evenings or on Saturdays. Classes are held on the Gonzaga campus.

5 . What is the cost of the program?^

Students typically take 9 credits a semester in order to complete the program in two years. Graduate tuition is $805 per credit hour. Partial scholarships and\or graduate assistantships are available based on financial need and academic performance.

6 . Where do out-of-town students live?^

There are a variety of housing options in the area both on and off campus, although we encourage students to live at The Ministry Institute. Graduate students receive special consideration at the institute which is located one block from campus. Additional housing information can also be obtained from Gonzaga University's Off-Campus Living web page.

7 . What is Spokane like and what recreational opportunities are available?^

Spokane is a medium sized city with a wonderful mix of urban culture and outdoor opportunities. Spokane's motto: "Near Nature, Near Perfect," accurately illustrates the perfect blend and close proximity of urban and rural communities. Spokane has many recreational options. Within the city are theaters (cinema and performing arts), shopping, symphony orchestra, traveling theatrical performances and a wide variety of sporting events (including our own Gonzaga Bulldog basketball!). Within a very short drive you can experience world-class skiing, fishing, kayaking, white-water rafting, camping, fishing and hunting. We encourage you to learn more about our beloved city by visiting our "About Spokane" web page.


8 . Is it difficult to get around Spokane?^

From our centrally located campus there is easy access to downtown Spokane, with bus routes that go through campus. Walking downtown takes about 15 minutes. There is a supermarket, restaurants, and various shops in the immediate vicinity. Nearly all areas of Spokane and Spokane Valley can be accessed easily by public transportation.