4+1 Pathway

During the final year of undergraduate coursework, Gonzaga students can enroll in master's level courses in our Communication and Leadership Studies master's program, completing both undergraduate and graduate degrees in as little as five years.

This streamlined pathway is available to the following undergraduate majors and minor:

  • Communication Studies
  • Dance
  • International Studies
  • Minor in Leadership Studies (CLP)
  • Theatre Arts
  • *Other majors as approved by the Dean of School of Leadership Studies


Heather Schmitt
Call or Text: (509) 313-6240 or (866) 380-5323
Email: schmitth@gonzaga.edu


  • Save Money - 6 graduate credits earned while an undergraduate are billed at undergraduate tuition cost.
  • Save Time - Earn your master's degree in just one additional year.
  • Flexibility - Our courses are offered online, with on-campus immersion opportunities.

Eligibility & Requirements

  • Be enrolled as a Gonzaga undergraduate
  • Ready to start graduate courses during final year
  • Major in Communication Studies or
  • Major in International Studies or
  • Major in Dance or
  • Major in Theatre Arts or
  • Minor Leadership Studies (CLP)

Program information subject to change.