Application Deadline

  • Summer 2024: April 24th, 2024
  • Fall 2024: August 1st, 2024


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

Application Requirements

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

  • Complete the online application

Official Transcripts

  • Submit one official transcript form each college or university attended.
  • You must submit transcripts from any school listed on your application, even if you only took one course.
  • If your cumulative GPA falls below a 3.0, please include an explanation of GPA statement.
  • If you previously attended Gonzaga or are a current student, GU transcripts are ordered by the program on your behalf.

Official Transcripts can be mailed or emailed to:

  • Graduate Admissions Operations
  • AD Box 102
  • 502 E Boone Avenue
  • Spokane, WA 99258-0102

Two Professional Recommendations

  • Request a minimum of two (2) professional recommenders through the online application.
  • Your recommenders will be contacted directly via email with directions for submitting their letters of recommendation and evaluation checklist on your behalf.
  • Recommendations from family members are not accepted.

Statement of Purpose

  • Submit a 750–1000-word essay outlining your interest in the program. It must include answers to the following questions:
  • What effects have experiences with people from other cultures had on your life, education and career choices?
  • In your opinion, what are some difficulties in learning a second language? What are some advantages?
  • Why do you want to attend Gonzaga University?
  • What are your personal, educational and career goals? How will the MA TESOL degree help achieve these goals?

Resume or CV

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


Military-Connected & Veteran Students

  • Currently, all active-duty military members 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 apply for the GI Bill and related benefits, please visit the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs How to Apply page.
  • Visit Gonzaga’s Military & Veteran Students for more information regarding benefits and student support 



Catie Peissig
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