How to Apply

Application Deadline

  • Application for Fall 2021 start is now open.
  • The first application deadline is October 28, 2020. 


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

Application Tips

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 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

Two Recommenders

Request a minimum of two (2) letters of recommendation through the online application. Your references will be contacted directly via email with directions for submitting their letters of recommendation and evaluation checklist on your behalf. Provide a minimum of two professional recommenders who can evaluate your leadership, interpersonal skills, critical thinking, judgement, professional practice and your ability and capacity to complete a graduate degree. Please note: recommendations from family members are not accepted.

Writing Sample

Submit three to five pages of written academic work, it is not required to be a complete paper (it can be a portion of a completed paper). The writing sample should be a piece of writing you consider an accurate example of your current writing and research ability.

Statement of Purpose

Submit an essay that is well written, organized, and approximately one page in length. It must include the following key points:

  • A description of your interest in the program 
  • An assessment of your current strengths
  • A description what you hope to gain from the program 


  • Submit your resume of professional experience

Entrance Exams

  • Miller Analogies Test (MAT) or the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) is recommended but not required.
  • If you choose to submit an MAT or GRE as part of your application package, please submit the official score to Gonzaga.
  • Scores older than 5 years are not considered valid.


Lisa Galindo Tavarez, Admissions Specialist 
Call or Text (509) 313-6227 or (866) 380-5323

Information is subject to change.