Application Requirements


School of Education Graduate Application Requirements

Application items are to be submitted to the School of Education Graduate Admissions Office. In special circumstances, students applying for admission may be permitted to take graduate courses for six (6) semester credits maximum while their graduate application is being completed and considered. No more than six (6) graduate credits may be applicable toward the degree before admission. Please note, departments may have additional admission requirements, such as requiring an interview. Please check with the department to which you are applying for additional information.

General Admission Requirements:
  1. A baccalaureate degree from an accredited institution.

  2. A completed graduate application for admission.

  3. A $50.00 non-refundable application fee (paid online upon submission of application). The fee is waived if the applicant is a prior Gonzaga University graduate. 

  4. One (1) official transcript from each college or university attended. (International applicants must submit foreign transcripts in the original language and an English copy). If you attend Gonzaga, please note that GU transcripts are ordered by the Graduate Admissions Office on your behalf.

  5. Official scores from the Graduate Records Exam (GRE) general aptitude test or the Miller Analogies Test (MAT), if applying to one of our Counseling programs. Scores must be less than five years old. This requirement may be waived if you have completed an advanced degree. A GRE/MAT score is not required for any of our other programs.

  6. Two (2) confidential recommendations to be sent directly from the recommending persons via application for admission. (Please note: family member recommendations are not accepted.)

  7. A written statement of purpose addressing the applicant's interest in graduate studies relating to some area in the field, assessing the applicant's current strengths and describing what the applicant hopes to gain from a master's degree program. If using a letter format, please address the letter to Dr. Vincent Alfonso, Dean. Please check with the department for which you are applying for further instructions specific to the department.
International students:
  1. Submission of an official TOEFL of 88ibt, 580 (written) OR an IELTS score of 6.5 or higher. Completion of Gonzaga University's ESL program will also satisfy the language requirement.
  2. A copy of student passport.
  3. Completed financial declaration form with original supporting bank documents or official letter from sponsoring agency.

*Please note, our Master of Education in Special Education is the only program that considers conditional admission at this time.

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