Accelerated Graduate Programs

An Exceptional Value 

Gonzaga offers you the ability to start a number of graduate programs while still an undergraduate student.

Remember Gonzaga students are also eligible for the Alumni Graduate Education Scholarship which is equal to 15% off tuition rates following the completion of their bachelor’s degree at Gonzaga.

Explore our accelerated graduate programs below.

Questions?

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Email: gradadmissions@gonzaga.edu

Accounting

Benefits:

  • Exceptional Value - 9 graduate credits earned while an undergraduate, are billed at undergraduate tuition rates.
  • Accelerated Program - by taking graduate coursework as a senior, students have fewer classes to take as a master's student.
  • More Time to Prepare for the CPA - Students can allocate more time to preparing and sitting for various sections of the CPA.  

Successful Future:

  • Gonzaga accounting students enjoy over a 95% job placement rate.
  • Gonzaga has the #1 CPA pass rate in the Northwest and a 82.4% first-time CPA pass rate.

Requirements:

  • Major in Accounting with a minimum 3.25 GPA and no grader lower than a B- in upper division accounting courses.
  • Apply during Junior year.
  • Begin Accelerated M.Acc program senior year.
 

 

 

Benefits:

  • Exceptional Value - 9 graduate credits earned while an undergraduate, are billed at undergraduate tuition rates.
  • Accelerated Program - by taking graduate coursework as a senior, students have fewer classes to take as a master's student.
  • More Time to Prepare for the CPA - Students can allocate more time to preparing and sitting for various sections of the CPA. 

Successful Future:

  • Gonzaga accounting students enjoy over a 95% job placement rate.
  • Gonzaga has the #1 CPA pass rate in the Northwest and a 82.4% first-time CPA pass rate.

Requirements:

  • Major in Accounting with a minimum 3.25 GPA and no grader lower than a B- in upper division accounting courses.
  • Apply during Junior year.
  • Begin Accelerated MS.Tax program senior year.

 

 

Communication

Benefits:

  • Exceptional Value – 6 graduate credits earned while an undergraduate, are billed at undergraduate tuition rates.
  • Accelerated Program – earn your master’s degree in one additional year.
  • Flexibility – courses are online, with on-campus immersion opportunities, so the degree can go where you go after undergraduate graduation.

Requirements:

  • Ready to start graduate courses during final year
  • Major in Communication Arts or
  • Major in Dance or
  • Major in International Studies or
  • Major in Theatre Arts or
  • Minor in Leadership Studies (CLP) 

 

 

Law

Benefits:

  • Unique Curriculum - ABA-accredited legal education with a unique focus   
  • Exceptional Value – program can reduce opportunity costs associated with the study of law
  • Accelerated Program – earn your law degree in 2 years rather than the traditional 3 years.
  • Start Career Sooner – you can sit for the bar examination and enter the workforce earlier than those in 3-year program

Requirements:

  • Admission requirements are the same as entering Gonzaga’s 3-year J.D. program.

 

 

Benefits:

  • Exceptional Value – complete your B.A. in 3 years at undergraduate tuition rate.
  • Accelerated Program – students earn their B.A. in 3 years and their J.D. in 3 years*.

*with proper planning, students could earn their B.A. and their J.D. in five years rather than seven.

Requirements:

  • Major in Religious Studies
  • Highly motivated and qualified students
  • Must meet undergraduate and law program admissions requirements

 

 

Leadership

Benefits:

  • Exceptional Value – 6 graduate credits earned while an undergraduate are billed at undergraduate tuition rates.
  • Accelerated Program – earn your master’s degree in one additional year.
  • Flexibility – courses are online, with on-campus immersion opportunities, so the degree can go where you go after undergraduate graduation.

Requirements:

  • Ready to start graduate courses during final year
  • Major in Communication Arts or
  • Major in Dance or
  • Major in International Studies or
  • Major in Theatre Arts or
  • Minor in Leadership Studies (CLP) 

 

 

Teaching

Benefits:

  • Exceptional Value – Take endorsement courses at the undergrad level and reduce your future graduate credit load by up to 7-10 credits.
  • Accelerated Program – Earn your undergraduate degree and master’s degree in as little as five years.
  • Flexibility – Major in any Gonzaga undergraduate program and even study abroad while staying on course to graduate alongside pursuing a masters.
  • Priority Placement – Receive first priority for classroom placement as a confirmed student.
  • Higher Earnings – Start your teaching career earning at a higher pay rate, only to increase each year.

Requirements:

  • Gain admission as a Gonzaga Undergraduate Junior or incoming Senior
  • Open to all Gonzaga Undergraduate majors