Frequently Asked Questions


Here are some answers to our most frequently asked questions.

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Program Overview

The M.A. TESOL program is currently admitting students on a rolling bias with three start dates a year, fall, spring and summer.
Our M.A. TESOL program can be completed in 18 months, but many students take 2 years to complete the degree.
A GRE score is not required. Faculty consider each application holistically.
Our program is designed to be in-person and all courses are held on-campus at Gonzaga University.
This program does not lead to teacher certification. If you are interested in becoming a K-12 teacher, please explore our Master in Teaching program to learn about certification pathways.

Tuition & Financial Aid

Each credit is priced at $1045 and MA TESOL 36 credit program. This cost does not include books and fees.

Many of our students use a variety of methods to pay for their master’s degree, including employer tuition reimbursement, federal financial aid and scholarships. See our Tuition and Financing page for more options.


The MA TESOL program does have an in-program scholarship that students are considered for at the time of admission. Students will be provided with the scholarship application once they apply to the program.

You may explore other scholarship opportunities on our Tuition and Financing page.


Why Gonzaga?

Yes, Gonzaga is regionally accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Schools (NWCCS). Gonzaga is also member of the Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities.

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:

  • 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.


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Spokane offers abundant green space and easy access to numerous lakes, ski resorts, mountains and bike paths.

Along with access to endless outdoor recreational activities, you’ll enjoy big city attractions like shopping and entertainment without the congestion or expense of living in a larger metropolitan area.

Gonzaga’s campus is just a short walk to downtown.