About the School of Leadership Studies

At the School of Leadership Studies we create, educate, and support leaders. We will ready you to contribute to the success of individuals, communities, and organizations -- to be of service in meeting the needs of a complex society.

We continue to embody the University's mission and the Ignatian spirit on which Gonzaga University was founded. Ethics, excellence, spirit, and community are guiding values for all aspects of the School. Our faculty contribute positively to their professions, the global community, and the classroom through their scholarship and research.

With a spirit of inquiry and lifelong learning, you will expand your capacity to transform thinking, and engage in ethical problem solving and decision making. You will acquire new knowledge in a learning environment of respect and high standards. Our teaching strategies enable our diverse student groups through utilizing dynamic program delivery formats, including technology and flexible scheduling.

Whether you are a traditional undergrad, an adult grad student returning to school, or a life-long learner in one of our non-credit offerings, we help your future unfold.

Please note: The School of Professional Studies has been renamed the School of Leadership Studies as of June 2018.

SLS Programs

Dr. Josh Armstrong teaching CLP students

The Comprehensive Leadership Program

Our Comprehensive Leadership Program develops future leaders - undergraduate women and men capable of crafting a vision for a better world.

Dr. Popa Teaching

M.A. in Organizational Leadership

In Organizational Leadership we challenge you to develop advanced leadership practices, personnel management, conflict resolution, team building, and communication abilities.

Student takes video for the Master's in Communication Leadership Studies Practicum

M.A. in Communication and Leadership Studies

In Communication and Leadership Studies we enhance leaders' personal and professional strategic and interpersonal communicative abilities.

Students in the Doctoral Program in Leadership Studies

Ph.D. in Leadership Studies

In the Doctoral Program we focus on three dimensions of leadership studies: personal systems, organizational systems, and global systems.

Students in a leadership class

Emerging Leaders Program

Our Emerging Leaders Program is a ten-month long cohort program for rising talent and high-potential corporate employees in Spokane.

Dr. Hoover teaching a simulation

Leadership and Training Overview

Our Leadership Training and Development program offers organizations unique programs to build capacity, increase motivation, and accelerate leadership development.

Launch Experience