Dean: Dr. Jeff Borden, EdD
The School of Leadership Studies strives to create, educate, and support leaders; contribute to the health of people, communities, and organizations; and to be of service in meeting the learning needs of a complex society.
Our programs embody the University’s Mission and the Ignatian spirit on which Gonzaga University is founded. Ethics, excellence, spirit, and community are guiding values for all aspects of the School. Faculty scholarship and research contribute positively to the professions, the global community, and the classroom.
Through a spirit of inquiry and lifelong learning, our students expand their capacity to transform thinking, and engage in ethical problem solving and decision making. New knowledge is acquired in a learning environment of respect and high standards.
Degree Programs in the School of Leadership Studies
- M.A. Communication and Leadership Studies
- M.A. Organizational Leadership
- Doctoral Program in Leadership Studies (Ph.D.)
All School of Leadership Studies require a degree-bearing transcript from a regionally accredited university. Only the highest level of degree achieved is required (minimum: bachelor’s degree). Additional transcripts may be requested upon review. In addition, all applicants must submit an application for admission and application fee. Additional requirements are outlined by each program in the subsequent catalog pages.
Transfer Credit with the School of Law
School of Leadership Studies students enrolled as degree candidates in either the M.A.-ORGL or M.A. – COML program may transfer a maximum of six elective credits from the School of Leadership Studies to count toward the credits required to award a J.D. degree. Students enrolled as degree candidates in the School of Law J.D. program may transfer a maximum of six elective credits from the Law School to count toward the credits required to award either the M.A. -ORGL or M. A.-COML degree. For more information, please contact your advisor or department chair.