Master of Arts in Philosophy Admissions Information

Apply for the Master's in Philosophy program through our online application form. Below is information to help you to prepare and submit your application. 

Application Deadlines

Our program allows applications for either a Fall or Spring semester start (there is no summer semester start at this time).

  • Fall 2020: August 1
  • Spring 2021: December 1

Note, the priority deadline for financial aid packages is March 15; financial aid applications will be accepted after that date until all aid has been awarded.


Applicants must have a baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited institution.

Application Requirements:

  1. Completed application for admission.
  2. Submit one official transcript from each college or university attended (international applicants must submit foreign transcripts in the original language and an English copy). Only degrees and courses from regionally accredited institutions will be accepted.
    • If your cumulative GPA falls below a 3.0 please include an explanation of GPA statement in your application. 
    • If you previously attended Gonzaga or are a current student, GU transcripts are ordered by your Admissions Counselor on your behalf.


    Official transcripts can be emailed or mailed to:


    Graduate Admissions Operations

    AD Box 102

    502 E. Boone Avenue

    Spokane, WA 99258-0068


  3. Three letters of recommendation: your recommenders will be notified by email to submit a letter of recommendation once you add their information through the online application. 
  4. Personal statement of philosophical background and interest.
  5. Philosophical writing sample (3500 words or less).

International Student Applicants:

In addition to the above requirements, international student applicants must submit the following:

  • TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) score: international applicants who have graduated from non-US colleges or universities and whose native language is not English must submit an official TOEFL score. For admission, the TOEFL minimum scores are 100 ibt (internet-based test) or 250 cbt (computer-based test) or 600 pbt (paper-based test)
  • A financial declaration form and supporting documentation: international students must document that they have funding resources to live in Spokane and complete the Philosophy M.A. degree

Due to Covid-19 restrictions TOEFL testing is now take place online and you can learn by visiting the TOEFL website.

Health Information:

Submit the New Student Medical Forms

Look for an email in your Zagmail account regarding instructions for logging into your secure Online Health Portal and completing your New Student Medical Forms. All students are required to submit these forms, which include providing documentation of two measles (rubeola) vaccinations. For more information on Health & Counseling Services, please visit


Lisa Galindo Tavarez, Admissions Specialist

Call or Text  (509) 313-6227