Program Costs, Financial Aid, & Scholarships

 


Estimated Program Costs

Based on 2-year degree completion over Fall‐Spring‐Summer‐Fall2‐Spring2; longer degree completion time will incur additional costs. Please note tuition costs change from year to year. 


Application fee (waived for applicants with GU BA) $ 50
8 courses, 3 credits each = 24 credits.
Estimated academic year tuition $830 / credit hour.
Estimated in-state and out-of-state tuition are identical.
$19,920
Thesis course, 6 credits.
Estimated academic year tuition $830 / credit hour.
$4,980
University technology fee ($130 / semester regular academic year; $64 / summer session). $584
Mandatory student accident insurance ($50 / year for 2 years). $100
Library deposit copy of thesis (optional additional charges for multiple copies of thesis, optional UMI copyright registrations, etc.) $65
Graduation application fee. $75
Estimated Total $25,774

Scholarships

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Fr. Richard E. Twohy, S.J., longtime professor and chair of the Gonzaga Political Science Department, taught courses in political philosophy in the Philosophy Department and served as president of the university from 1969-1974. The Twohy Scholarship / Assistantship reflects his deep interest in political philosophy by supporting graduate philosophy students with interests in this area.

 

Twohy scholarship $1,552 $1,552
Academic Year Graduate Assistantship 3 semesters, normally Fall / Spring / Fall at 3 credits each semester (1 credit tuition remission, 2 credits work-study assistantship) $7,470
6-credit summer Graduate Assistantship normally summer after first academic year $4,980
Half-tuition scholarship for thesis.
Thesis is 6 credits; half-tuition would reduce this to 3 credits
$2,490
Total aid package $16,492

Total estimated student out-of-pocket program cost for Twohy awardee: $9,282

PLEASE NOTE: All financial aid awards are conditioned on continued enrollment and good standing in the Gonzaga Philosophy M.A. program. Some aid awards (such as assistantships) will require satisfactory performance for continuation beyond the initial award. Because part of the funding for the Twohy Scholarship / Assistantship is work-study, actual award amounts will vary depending on work-study hours. Information is estimated with best available data. Scholarship conditions and requirements are subject to change.

 

Peter M. Tripp was a graduate philosophy student at Gonzaga University in the early 2000's known for his energetic presence and love of the outdoors. The Tripp Scholarship reflects his view of the practical value of philosophy for everyday life.

 

Tripp scholarship $1870 $2,595
Academic Year Graduate Assistantship 3 semesters, normally Fall / Spring / Fall at 3 credits each semester (1 credit tuition remission, 2 credits work-study assistantship) $7,470
3-credit summer Graduate Assistantship normally summer after first academic year $2,490
Half-tuition scholarship for thesis.
Thesis is 6 credits; half-tuition would reduce this to 3 credits
$2,490
Total aid package $15,045

Total estimated student out-of-pocket program cost for Tripp awardee: $10,729

PLEASE NOTE: All financial aid awards are conditioned on continued enrollment and good standing in the Gonzaga Philosophy M.A. program. Some aid awards (such as assistantships) will require satisfactory performance for continuation beyond the initial award. Because part of the funding for the Tripp Scholarship / Assistantship is work-study, actual award amounts will vary depending on work-study hours. Information is estimated with best available data. Scholarship conditions and requirements are subject to change.

 

Fr. Richard J. Spitzer, S.J., was a faculty member in the Philosophy Department and president of Gonzaga University from 1998-2009. Fr. Spitzer founded the Gonzaga Faith and Reason Institute in order to explore an integrationist account of faith and reason informed by contemporary science and philosophy. The Faith and Reason Institute Program Assistant supports the work of the Institute through administrative work and event planning.

 

Gonzaga Faith and Reason Institute program assistant: 5.5 hrs / week at $18 / hour $10,692
Academic Year Graduate Assistantship 3 semesters, normally Fall / Spring / Fall at 3 credits each semester (1 credit tuition remission, 2 credits work-study assistantship) $7,470
Half-tuition scholarship for thesis.
Thesis is 6 credits; half-tuition would reduce this to 3 credits.
$2,490
Total aid package $20,652

Total estimated student out-of-pocket program cost for Spitzer awardee: $5,122

PLEASE NOTE: All financial aid awards are conditioned on continued enrollment and good standing in the Gonzaga Philosophy M.A. program. Some aid awards (such as assistantships) will require satisfactory performance for continuation beyond the initial award. Because part of the funding for the Spitzer Program / Assistantship is work-study, actual award amounts will vary depending on work-study hours. Information is estimated with best available data. Scholarship conditions and requirements are subject to change.

 

The Academic Year Graduate Assistantship consists of three semesters of aid structured as a combination of tuition remission and work-study. Graduate Assistants support the work of faculty in the Philosophy Department through research assistance, course administrative work, and other academic tasks.

 

Academic Year Graduate Assistantship 3 semesters, normally Fall / Spring / Fall at 3 credits each semester (1 credit tuition remission, 2 credits work-study assistantship) $7,470
Total aid package $7,470

Total estimated student out-of-pocket program cost for Graduate Assistantship awardee: $18,304

Graduate Assistants are eligible to apply for the Thesis Scholarship, which consists of a half-tuition scholarship (3-credits) for the thesis. One Thesis Scholarship is awarded each semester. The scholarship is estimated at $24,90. Students who receive both the Graduate Assistantship and Thesis Scholarship will incur estimated total program costs of $15,814.

PLEASE NOTE: All financial aid awards are conditioned on continued enrollment and good standing in the Gonzaga Philosophy M.A. program. Some aid awards (such as assistantships) will require satisfactory performance for continuation beyond the initial award. Because Graduate Assistantship is work-study, actual award amounts will vary depending on work-study hours. Information is estimated with best available data. Scholarship conditions and requirements are subject to change.

 

Graduate Assistants are eligible to apply for the Thesis Scholarship, which consists of a half-tuition scholarship (3-credits) for the thesis. One Thesis Scholarship is awarded each semester. The scholarship estimated worth is $2,490. Students who receive both the Graduate Assistantship and Thesis Scholarship will incur total estimated program costs of $15,814.

Current students can apply online through myGU.

 

Financial Aid

Gonzaga offers several forms of financial aid to assist students in completing the program. At present, all students admitted into the program receive some form of financial aid. Full details of each are available from the Director of Graduate Studies. In addition to scholarship / assistantship aid packages, students in the program are eligible for Stafford loans.

Visit the Gonzaga Financial Aid website for general information about funding college education. The website of the Gonzaga University Admissions Office has details on applying to Gonzaga University programs and includes on-line and downloadable applications.

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