Gonzaga offers graduate programs that span across our 7 schools. Decisions on admission to any graduate program of the University are made by the faculty of that program after an evaluation of an applicant’s academic achievement, scholastic aptitude and other characteristics which may predict success within the graduate program. Undergraduate grades and cumulative grade point average, letters of recommendation, optional test scores, personal statements and work experience can all play an important role in the admission process. All applicants are reviewed according to these criteria without discrimination on the basis of race, age, color, creed, national or ethnic origins, marital or financial status, disability, gender or sexual orientation.
When to Apply for Admission
Each program at Gonzaga has distinct application deadlines and start terms. Please refer to specific links in the “How to Apply for Admission” table above to view that detailed information.
All applicants seeking financial aid should also complete and submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Students must complete the FAFSA annually to be eligible. This form can be accessed online at https://studentaid.gov/h/apply-for-aid/fafsa. Gonzaga's FAFSA code is 003778. For additional information on financing options and scholarships, please go to our Paying for Your Graduate Degree webpage at https://www.gonzaga.edu/admission/graduate-admission/paying-for-your-graduate-degree.
Our Graduate Enrollment Management Admissions Specialists offer multiple ways to get in touch:
- Virtual appointments
- Phone calls
- Email or Text
- Campus Visits
- Open House Events
How to Apply for Admission:
Application for Graduate Students:
- Students applying to Gonzaga University must submit Gonzaga’s Graduate Application, which can be accessed online at
- Along with the application for graduate study, each program at Gonzaga has distinct admission requirements. Please refer to the table below to view that detailed information.
College of Arts and Sciences
How To Apply Link
|Master of Arts in Philosophy||https://www.gonzaga.edu/college-of-arts-sciences/departments/philosophy/graduate-program/ma-admissions|
|Master of Arts in Theology & Leadership||https://www.gonzaga.edu/online-graduate-programs/online-programs/m-a-theology-leadership/how-to-apply|
Graduate School of Business
|How To Apply Link|
|Master of Accountancy (MAcc)||https://www.gonzaga.edu/school-of-business-administration/graduate/macc/how-to-apply|
|Master of Business Administration (MBA)||https://www.gonzaga.edu/school-of-business-administration/graduate/mba/how-to-apply|
|MBA in American Indian Entrepreneurship (MBA-AIE)||https://www.gonzaga.edu/school-of-business-administration/graduate/mba-in-american-indian-entrepreneurship/how-to-apply|
|Master of Science in Business Analytics (MSBA)|
|Master of Science in Taxation||https://www.gonzaga.edu/school-of-business-administration/graduate/mstax/how-to-apply|
|Dual Degree Programs||https://www.gonzaga.edu/school-of-business-administration/graduate/jd-macc-and-jd-mba-programs|
School of Education
School of Engineering and Applied Science
How To Apply Link
|Certificate in Transmission & Distribution Engineering||https://www.gonzaga.edu/school-of-engineering-applied-science/degrees-and-programs/transmission-distribution/certificate/apply|
|Master’s in Transmission & Distribution Engineering||https://www.gonzaga.edu/school-of-engineering-applied-science/degrees-and-programs/transmission-distribution/masters/apply|
School of Health Sciences
School of Leadership Studies
|How To Apply Link|
|Doctoral Program in Leadership Studies (Ph.D.)||https://www.gonzaga.edu/school-of-leadership-studies/degrees-programs/ph-d-leadership-studies/how-to-apply|
|Master of Arts in Communication & Leadership (Online)||https://www.gonzaga.edu/online-graduate-programs/online-programs/m-a-communication-leadership-studies/how-to-apply|
|Master of Arts in Organizational Leadership (Online)||https://www.gonzaga.edu/online-graduate-programs/online-programs/m-a-organizational-leadership/how-to-apply|
Application for International Students
International students make up a valued part of our student body and Gonzaga welcomes applications from international students and provides guidance on admissions criteria and required documentation. International applicants are encouraged to contact Gonzaga at email@example.com.
Non-native English-speaking students must present evidence of their ability to perform in graduate studies at Gonzaga, including proof of English proficiency. English proficiency may be shown by TOEFL or IELTS exam scores or an official recommendation from Gonzaga University’s English Language Center. Check requirements on Gonzaga’s website for the appropriate test score by graduate program.
The following applicants are not required to submit English test scores or any other additional proof of English proficiency:
Students from the following English-speaking countries are automatically exempt from any English proficiency requirement*: Australia, Botswana, Canada (except Quebec), Ghana, Ireland, Kenya, New Zealand, Nigeria, South Africa, Uganda, United Kingdom, and any English speaking Caribbean country (Antigua and Barbuda, Bahamas, Barbados, Grenada, Jamaica, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Trinidad and Tobago)
In lieu of test scores, Gonzaga will accept verification of English language proficiency from Gonzaga University’s English Language Center.
International Transcript Evaluation: All students applying directly to a Gonzaga University graduate program must have each foreign transcript evaluated through either SpanTran or an AACRAO approved, third-party evaluator (such as World Education Services (WES) or Educational Credential Evaluators (ECE)). Canadian transcripts are exempt from this requirement.
Once admission has been granted, Gonzaga University requests international applicants to provide documentation of sufficient funds for academic and living costs while studying in the United States for at least the academic year (two consecutive full-time semesters). On the Financial Declaration students state that they have access to a certain amount of funds and indicates the source(s) of these funds. Students must provide documentation regarding the source of funding such as written notification from a sponsor or a certified bank statement.
The Financial Declaration and supporting documentation is required in order to process a U.S. immigration document known as an I-20 form. The International Admission office collects the information and accompanying documents; and when the student is accepted, prepares and mails the I-20 to the student. The student must report to the Center for Global Engagement immediately upon arrival in the United States in order to receive a travel signature and to submit immigration information. Note: International students cannot receive an I-20 from enrolling in an online program; they must take courses at the Spokane campus.
International Student and Scholar Services (ISSS): Gonzaga’s International Student & Scholar Services (ISSS) offers centralized support to visiting scholars, all international undergraduate, transfer, graduate, PhD, law, ESL/IEP, Gonzaga Global, exchange and visiting students attending Gonzaga University. ISSS services include F-1 and J-1 visa advising, how to maintain immigration status, community building, cultural adaptation, assistance with tax software, insurance and SSN processes. ISSS can be reached at ISSS@gonzaga.edu.
Upon completion of 12 credit hours of approved graduate work, a student may be admitted to candidacy. Candidacy will be denied and the student dropped from the program if the GPA is less than 3.00 or if the student’s performance is unsatisfactory. Students who have not been fully admitted to a degree program may not earn beyond 12 credits without such admission. The Program Director will inform those students not admitted to candidacy. A student may not transfer to a new program if he/she has been admitted to candidacy. Exceptions can be made with the approval of the Program Director and the Dean.
All international students are welcome to apply to approved programs using the “How to Apply for Admission” links. However, if interested in any of the programs below, Gonzaga Global students can apply and take part in all Gonzaga Global services.
- Master of Accountancy (M.Acc)
- Master of Business Administration (MBA)
- Master of Arts in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (MATESOL)
- Master of Arts in Sport and Athletic Administration (MASAA)
Students not seeking a graduate degree may enroll in courses at Gonzaga. Further information can be found through the Registrar’s Office at https://www.gonzaga.edu/academics/academic-resources/registrars-office/non-degree-seeking-student-registration.