FAQ

General Questions:

Yes, Gonzaga University is accredited, as an institution, by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU), an institutional accrediting body recognized by the Secretary of the U.S. Department of Education.

 

Classes generally consist of 12-15 students.

 

The program is completed in 7 semesters (just over two years). It is delivered using a cohort model.

 

You will move through the program with the same group of 12-15 students to encourage an interdisciplinary, collaborative and professional learning environment. Students in each cohort will grow together by teaching each other, learning from each other and supporting each other.

 

This is a hybrid program. There are three in-person courses, during summer (Summer I = 1 month; Summer II = 2 weeks; Summer III = optional 2 days). The remaining terms are fully online. You can also see the Program Outline for more course sequencing details.

 
Students are responsible for all travel accommodations when attending immersions (flight, gas, rental car, hotel, meals, etc.). A list of nearby hotels and contact information can be found under Hotel and Dining options. The Gonzaga Ministry Institute also offers affordable housing options when available.
 
This will vary depending on the courses you are taking, your learning style, and your course load. However, most students dedicate approximately 25-30 hours per week to coursework. This may fluctuate - during a week with a major paper or project due, or those with scheduled immersions, you will likely spend more time on coursework than other weeks. What remains true is that you will get out of this program what you put into it.
 
A new cohort begins once per year, in the Summer.
 

You may request to transfer credits, which will require approval of the Department Chair, the Dean of the program, and the Registrar's Office.  A maximum of 6 program credits may be transferred.

Coursework must be distinctively doctoral level by the transfer institution and must have been taken within the last five years. A minimum grad of a B must be earned. Courses previously applied to a completed degree are not transferable to the student’s current program. Course content must be aligned to the course that is being replaced in the program sequence.

 
Jesuits have been educating people since 1540, and Gonzaga's Master's programs continue to offer the opportunity to pursue a degree that strives to educate the whole person: intellectually, spiritually, physically and emotionally. Gonzaga was founded in 1887 and continues to pursue a mission of educating leaders with a mind for social justice and the capacity for reflective and critical thought.
 

You will be assigned a faculty advisor who will work with you throughout the duration of the program to help you meet your academic goals. Our Student Services team is also available to answer your questions and connect you to the resources you need, including:

We are all here to help you succeed.

 
For more information on tuition costs and financing options, visit our Tuition and Financing page.
 

For Additional Questions:

Heather Schmitt 
Call or Text (509) 313-6240 or (866) 380-5323 
schmitth@gonzaga.edu