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.
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.
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:
- Course Scheduling and Program Support
- Graduate Student Association
- Foley Library
- IT Help Desk
- Disability Access
- Career & Professional Development
- Center for Cura Personalis
- Health & Counseling Services
- Lincoln LGBTQ+ Resource Center
- Rudolf Fitness Center
- Transfer, Veteran, and Returning Adult Services
- Unity Multicultural Education Center
- University Mission & Ministry
We are all here to help you succeed.