How to Apply

Application Deadline

  • Fall 2023: August 1st, 2023
  • Spring 2024: Dec 1st, 2023


Applicants must have a baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited institution.

Military-Connected Students and Veterans

Currently, all active duty military member 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 How to Get Started page.

Application Requirements

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

Official Transcripts

Submit one official transcript from each college or university attended.

  • If you are a previous or current Gonzaga student, your Gonzaga transcripts will be ordered by the admissions team on your behalf.

Official transcripts can be emailed or mailed to:

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


Request (2) letters of recommendation through the online application. Your references will be contacted directly via email with directions for submitting their letters of recommendation and evaluation checklist on your behalf. Please note: recommendations from family members are not accepted.

Statement of Purpose

Submit an essay, in your own words, that is well written and organized. It must also include the following:

  • Describe your interest in the M Ed. Special Education degree
  • Assess your strengths
  • Describes what you hope to gain from this graduate degree.


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



Graduate Admissions
Call or Text:(866) 380-5323