Application Deadlines

  • Final Spring 2023 Session B application deadline is March 10, 2023
    • Classes begin March 20, 2023
  • Final Summer 2023 application deadline is May 10, 2023
    • Classes begin May 22, 2023
  • Final Fall 2023 Session A application deadline is August 14, 2023
    • Classes begin August 29, 2023

5 Start Dates a Year

  • January, March, May, August, October


To be eligible for the Master's in Communication & Leadership Studies, you must have a baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited institution.

Please note: Students from Massachusetts may not enroll in the College Teaching Concentration, but are eligible for all other optional concentrations offered in the M.A. in Communication and Leadership program.  If you have any questions, please contact us.

Application Requirements

Official Transcripts

Submit one official transcript from each college or university attended.

  • If your cumulative GPA falls below a 3.0 please include an explanation of GPA statement.
  • 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 mailed or emailed to:

Graduate Admissions Operations
AD Box 102
502 E. Boone Avenue
Spokane, WA 99258-0068

Letter of Recommendation

Provide a minimum of one professional recommender who can evaluate your leadership, interpersonal skills, critical thinking, judgment, professional practice and your ability and capacity to complete a graduate degree. A supervisor or past professor is a great choice for a recommender. Letters of recommendation are facilitated through the online application. Recommendations from family members are not accepted.

Statement of Purpose

Submit an essay that is well written, organized, and no longer than 1,000 words. It must also include the following:

  • Describe your interest in the Communication and Leadership Studies degree.
  • Assess your strengths.
  • Describe what you hope to gain from this graduate degree. 


  • Submit your resume of professional experience.

Military-Connected Students and Veterans

Currently, all active duty military member must have permission/approval from an Education Services Officer (ESO), Military Counselor, or the Military Service prior to applying. For more information on how to begin your graduate school application process, please visit the How to Get Started page.


Heather Schmitt
Call or Text: (509) 313-6240 or (866) 380-5323

Information is subject to change.