Graduate Admission Deadlines

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Our graduate and doctoral programs each have different application deadlines throughout the year. Please find your program below to get more specific date information. Programs are sorted by academic department for easy reference. If you have any questions, please contact our graduate admissions office at gradadmissions@gonzaga.edu.

Department of Counselor Education  

M.A. in Clinical Mental Health Counseling, M.A. in Marriage & Family Counseling, and M.A. in School Counseling

The application will open up this September, and the priority deadline will be January 13, 2021. Applications may remain open after this date, but recruitment will end once our cohorts have reached capacity.

Master of Counselling (Canada)

The application for our Fall 2021 cohort in Kelowna, BC, will open up this September, and the priority application deadline is January 13, 2021. Applications will remain open until April, but recruitment will end once our cohorts have reached capacity, so it is best to apply early. Site-based, in-person interviews at the site location are held in the spring.

Department of Leadership & Administration  

M.Ed. in Educational Leadership (online) – 

The application for the Spring 2021 cohort will open on June 1. The priority deadline will be in August. At that time, the department will begin their review of candidates and begin making offers of admission. The final deadline will be in November, but recruitment will end once our cohort has reached capacity, so it is best to apply early.  

We are not currently accepting applications for our site-based Master's programs. We encourage anyone interested in Educational Leadership to consider our online program.

Doctor of Educational Leadership

The application for the Fall 2021 cohort will open in August. The priority deadline will be in November. At that time, the department will begin their review of candidates and begin making offers of admission. The final deadline will be in March 2021, but recruitment will end once our cohort has reached capacity, so it is best to apply early.  

 
Principal Certification

The final deadline for our Fall 2020 cohort is May 1. The application for our Fall 2021 cohort will open up this September.

Department of Teacher Education 

Master in Initial Teaching (Elementary and Secondary)

The application will open this September, and the priority deadline will be in January 2021. The application may remain open after this date, but recruitment will end once our cohorts have reached capacity. This program has one start time per year, each summer term.

M.A. in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (MA-TESOL)

Accepting applications for three start terms per year – fall, spring, and summer.

  • Domestic applicant deadlines:
    • Fall: July 31
    • Spring: December 1
    • Summer: April 15

  • International applicant deadlines:
    • Fall: July 15
    • Spring: November 13
    • Summer: April 1

*Note, accepted students can defer enrollment for up to one year with the approval of the department and upon payment of tuition deposit.

Department of Special Education  

M. Ed. in Special Education

The application will open in September for the General Special Education Track only. Please note, the Functional Analysis Track is in the process of being updated in order to align with the new BCBA standards (5th edition task list). Considering this, we are only able to accept applications for the General Special Education track at this time.

School Psychology

Education Specialist (Ed.S.) in School Psychology

This program is still accepting applications for the Fall 2020 Cohort. Please apply as soon as possible to be considered, the application will close once the cohort is full or by the final deadline of July 31.