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International Students

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Graduate programs in business are open to any qualified holder of a baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university regardless of the undergraduate major field of study. The goal of the admission policy is to select candidates who demonstrate the greatest potential for academic and professional success.

When to Apply

Students may be admitted to the program prior to the start of any term. We do not specify specific deadlines for admission, however, we recommend that you complete your application three months prior to the start of the semester.

How to Apply


All candidates must submit the following:

  • Online Application
    • Personal statement
    • Two online recommendations are to come from professors, supervisors, managers, etc. Recommendations from family members, friends, or other personal references are not accepted. A recommendation from an accounting professor is required when applying to the M.Acc or MS.Tax programs. You will need the names and contact information of your recommenders when completing the online application.
    • Professional Resume
    • Copy of Passport 
  • All official international transcripts must be evaluated by an ACCRAO approved, third party evaluator such as ECE (Educational Credentials Evaluators) or WES (World Education Services)
    • Course-by-course report to be sent directly from ACCRAO approved third party evaluator to Graduate Admissions Operations (
  • Official GMAT required for M.Acc and MS.Tax applicants unless you graduated from an institution in the United States
  • Official TOEFL (minimum 230 c-bt, or 88 i-bt) or IELTS (minimum of 6.5) is required for applicants whose native language is not English
    • Link to register for the online TOEFL alternative
    • If you do not meet the English proficiency requirements listed above, but believe your English to be equivalent to these levels for graduate studies at Gonzaga University due to work, education or language immersion experience, please contact your Admissions Specialist.
  • Financial Declaration Form and supporting bank statement (see Financial Status section below)

Additional application requirements for international students:

  • An in-person or Skype interview with the Director of the respective program is often required

Mailing address for application materials:

All application materials not submitted online should be sent to the following address:

Graduate Admissions Operations
AD Box 102
502 E. Boone Ave
Spokane, WA 99258-0102

Tuition and Expenses

Tuition (2023-2024 Academic Year)  $31,950
Books, Fees, Supplies & Personal Expenses $3,100
Estimated Housing Costs $12,310
Medical & Accident Insurance* $1,300 
Total Estimated Costs $48,660
* Students must purchase the University medical insurance plan unless proof of sufficient coverage is provided. To receive a current quote, please refer to Student Health Insurance.