General Questions

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.
  • Official Transcripts – from all universities attended
  • Two Confidential Letters of Recommendation
  • Statement of Purpose
  • Updated Resume or CV

No, a GMAT or other entrance exam is not required.

Jesuits have been educating people since 1540. Gonzaga was founded in 1887 and continues to pursue a mission of educating leaders with the capacity for reflective and critical thought. Gonzaga's master's programs offer you the opportunity to pursue a degree that strives to educate the whole person: intellectually, spiritually, physically and emotionally.
As a Gonzaga student, you are well connected with resources to support you. Whether it is academic, career or emotional support, Gonzaga is here to help in any capacity.  Here are some of the resources that may be offered to you:

The Program Experience

You need a bachelor's degree which involved the following courses:

  • Calculus I, II & III
  • Ordinary differential equations
  • One lab science in Chemistry, Biology, Biochemistry or Physics

If your Bachelor's degree did not include one or more of these prerequisites, talk with our Admissions Specialist about how to take a prerequisite course.

Every class is designed by our Gonzaga faculty. Most classes are taught by faculty who have a PhD, or Master's degree or have achieved distinction as a manager of technological projects.

You will take at least two classes each semester in order to graduate in 3 years.

Most courses are 8 weeks, half of a traditional undergraduate semester. There are two sessions each semester.  

The program is designed so you can take summers off. However, you may choose to take an MBA or ORGL elective in the summer to speed up your progression.


The program is designed for working professionals to completed in 3 years.

You can also finish the program in three semesters if you choose to be a full-time graduate student and not work a full-time job. This will require you to take a heavy course load during each semester and/or take elective courses in the summer.

You may investigate a 3-year, 2-year, or 1.5 year progression plan on our curriculum page. Set up an appointment to talk with an Admissions Counselor about any of these options.

All students have up to six years to complete a degree.

All required classes are asynchronous, meaning you don’t have to log on at a certain time of day. This enables you to do your course work when it’s convenient to your schedule, following along with your course syllabus and assigned deadlines.

Our classes include reading, research, interactive discussion board posts in your online classroom, projects, possible group projects and writing papers depending on the class.

Engineering classes are 8 weeks long. Depending on the class you will likely need 10 to 15 hours a week to complete your coursework, more time may be needed if there is a large project or paper due.

One other note: you will be amazed at how quickly you will be able to schedule your life to do everything you want to accomplish.


Yes, the Master’s in Engineering Management is designed for working engineers. With the exception of some elective MBA or ORGL courses, your classes will be asynchronous and 16-weeks in length.

A working professional can take two 16-week engineering courses at a time.

The engineering courses are not offered in the summer, but you can choose to take an MBA or ORGL elective during that time. Those courses vary in length and delivery.

No, our program is not a pathway to project management certification. It does give you a deep understanding of managing technical aspects of any project and if you choose you could gain project management certification, but the degree does not offer a specific pathway to the credential.

Tuition, Scholarships & Financing

Tuition is $1200 per credit, as of April 2024. The Master of Engineering Management program is 30 credits.


Gonzaga offers an Alumni Graduate Education Scholarship

You can also find more information about scholarships on our tuition and financing page.

There are multiple ways to pay for your degree, including employer tuition reimbursement, Federal Financial Aid, scholarships and payment plans.  You can find more options on our tuition and financing page.
Questions? Call or text Catie Peissig in Graduate Admissions at (509) 313-4370.