How to Apply

Application Deadline

Application for Fall 2022 Start Open

  • Priority Deadline: November 1, 2021
  • Regular Deadline: February 22, 2022
  • Final Deadline: April 19, 2022


    You must have a bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited university.

    Admission 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, please note that 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

    Two Letters of Recommendation

    Letters of recommendation need to follow the following guidelines:

    Graduated with your bachelor’s degree less than three years ago:

    • Provide one letter from a past professor.
    • Provide a second letter from a current supervisor, academic advisor, or an additional letter from a past professor.

    Graduated with your bachelor’s degree more than three years ago:

    • Provide two letters from current or past supervisors (within the last three years).  You will enter the contact information of your recommenders in the online application and they will be contacted directly via email with instructions.
    • Request a letter focused on your abilities in the areas of leadership, interpersonal skills, critical thinking, judgment, professionalism, and insight into your ability to be successful in a graduate program.
    • Graduates with a major or minor in Gonzaga’s Sport and Physical Education undergraduate program may submit a letter from one professor or advisor within that program.

    Admissions Questionnaire

    Please address the following questions as completely and succinctly as possible.

    • What do you see as your strengths that will help you successfully complete our program, what challenges do you anticipate if you are accepted into this program and how do you plan to overcome them?
    • What do you see as a problem sports managers face in the sporting industry today and why?

    The answer to each question should be 500-800 words. If the questionnaire does not meet the criteria, applicants may not be accepted.

    We encourage students to have their questionnaire answers reviewed by a professional at the master’s or doctoral level before submitting the application package.

    Video Interview

    Create a 3-5 minute YouTube video answering the following questions:

    • What appeals to you about Gonzaga’s MASAA program and how do you see this program helping you achieve your long term career goals?
    • Read the University Mission Statement and respond to the following question: How do you use the Mission in your current work or plan to use it in your future endeavors in a sporting or related industry?

    Tips for creating the best video

    • Take time to plan your answers
    • Be specific with your answers
    • Start with a quick introduction
    • Treat the video like an interview
    • Test the lighting and sound
    • Frame yourself well
    • Consider having a friend help you shoot the video
    • Instructions for uploading a video to YouTube
    • Attach the link to a word document and upload it to your application dashboard

    Resume or Curriculum Vitae

    • Include a resume of professional educational experience.


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

    Schedule a Phone Appointment or Campus Visit

    Information is subject to change.