How to Apply

Application requirements are the same for both Online and On-Campus MBA program.

Application Deadlines 

Summer 2024

  • Deadline: May 1, 2024
  • Classes Start: May 20, 2024

Fall 2024

  • Deadline: August 15, 2024
  • Classes Start: August 27, 2024

Spring 2025

  • Deadline: December 13, 2024
  • Classes Start: January 14, 2025


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

Application Requirements 

If any documents have been generated using Artificial Intelligence (AI), your application may be denied. 

There is a $50 non-refundable application fee. 

Official Transcripts

  • Submit one official transcript from each college or university attended. 
  • If you previously attended Gonzaga or are a current student, GU transcripts are ordered by your Application Specialist on your behalf. 

Official transcripts can be mailed or emailed to: 

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

Essay Questions

Submit a response to the following prompts (approximately 400 words total):

  • What matters most to you and why?
  • How have your experiences as an individual, personal background, education, culture, and upbringing affected your short and long term goals?
  • Why would you prefer Gonzaga over other programs that offer a similar degree?

Letters of Recommendation

  • 2 letters of recommendation
  • Recommendations should come from managers, supervisors, or professors.
  • Recommendations from family members, friends, and other personal references are not accepted.

Resume or CV

  • Submit your current resume or curriculum vitae of professional experience. 

Entrance Exam

  • The GMAT or GRE is required for admission unless you meet the criteria for our GMAT | GRE waiver policy.

GMAT | GRE Waiver Policy

Gonzaga University will automatically waive the entrance exam requirement for applicants who meet one of the following conditions:

  • Previously earned master's or doctoral degree.
  • GPA of 3.5 or higher and 3+ years of full-time, professional work experience.
  • GPA of 3.25 or higher and 5+ years of full-time, professional work experience.
  • GPA 3.0 or higher and 10+ years of professional work experience, showing career advancement and professional accomplishment.
  • A discretionary waiver for a lengthy professional experience in a business discipline, the typical standard is 15+ years with significant management responsibility.
  • Current Gonzaga students (senior standing): GPA of 3.5 or higher in business or 3.25 or higher in engineering.

For students not meeting any of the above criteria, the entrance exam requirement can be waived at the discretion of the MBA Director, if recommended by the Admission Committee after a thorough review of the applicant’s admission application.

GMAT | GRE Exam Information

It is recommended that you schedule your exam at least one month in advance to allow for registration and exam prep.

  • GMAT: Call 1-800-GMATNOW or visit  the GMAT website for information and registration.
  • GRE: Call 1-866-473-4373 or visit the GRE website for information and registration.

On the day of the test, request that your scores be sent to Gonzaga University:

  • GMAT: MBA full-time (BMM3147), MBA part-time (BMM3173)
  • GRE: MBA full-time and part-time (3617)

Military-Connected Students and Veterans

  • Currently, all active-duty military members 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 military-connected student and veterans How to Get Started page.


Ryan Chun | Admissions Specialist
Call or Text: Call or Text (509) 313-7047 or (866)380-5323
Schedule a Phone Appointment