FAQs

The Program Experience

There are a few courses you may need to take before you begin your program. We refer to these as leveling courses.

These courses DO NOT COUNT as credits, but may be required to be successful in the program.

 
This program typically takes about 2 ½ years to complete. Students have up to six years to complete the program from the start of their first course.
 
The master’s program has two start dates a year, Fall and Spring. Currently there is not an option to begin the master's in the summer.
 
Yes, this program is designed for working professionals.
 
Most students average about 15-20 hours per week on each course. You should plan to take one course during each 8-week session.
 

Courses are conducted entirely online, providing an asynchronous learning environment so you can log on and complete coursework at a time that works for your schedule.

 
No. The on-campus immersion is typically a three-day event, and we are unable to grant temporary visas for that visit for our international students.
 

General Questions

Yes, you need to have a Bachelor of Science degree in electrical, civil, mechanical, or other engineering field.
 
It is a recommendation, but not a requirement, that you are currently employed in the power utility industry.
 
There are several ways in which this program can advance your career:
  • Courses will successfully prepare you for emerging challenges: such as automation, alternative energy, etc.
  • You will learn from industry experts
  • Great preparation for the Professional Engineering (PE) License
  • Prepares you to be a knowledgeable technical subject matter expert (SME) voice at their company
  • Can provide opportunities for promotion or advancement into leadership
  • Satisfy master’s degree requirement that some companies require to grant a promotion
  • Provides technical vocabulary/versatility for transferring to other departments within a utility
 
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 with a focus on the whole person, not just your mind. Gonzaga was founded in 1887 and continues to pursue a mission of educating leaders with the capacity for reflective and critical thought. Gonzaga's graduate programs offer you the opportunity to pursue a degree that strives to educate you; intellectually, spiritually, physically and emotionally.
 
The Student Services team is available to answer your questions and connect you to the resources you need, six days a week. You will have access to all of Gonzaga’s resources, including:
  • Foley Library
  • IT Help Desk
  • Career Center
  • Grad Student Association
  • Disability Access
  • University Ministry
 

Tuition & Financial Aid

Each credit is priced at $1095. Each TADP course is 3 credits, bringing the cost per course to $3285, not including books and fees. The 36-credit master’s program totals approximately $39,420. (All figures 2022-23 academic year, not including books and fees; tuition is subject to change)
 
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 Financing Your Degree page for more options.
 
If your company plans to pay for your tuition, please contact Gonzaga’s Student Accounts office at (509) 313-6812 or by email at studentaccounts@gonzaga.edu.
 
Questions? Contact Graduate Admission Specialist Myonne Davis-Nicholson at (509) 313-6227.