Gonzaga University Online

Since 1887, Gonzaga University has been providing students with a humanistic, Catholic, Jesuit education. This institution of higher education is known for its Ignatian model that focuses on educating the whole person – mind, body, and spirit – and it is this academic tradition that has helped it gain prestige and recognition over the years. Gonzaga University has been recognized as one of the best colleges in the West by U.S. News & World Report, ranked as one of the best universities in the country by Forbes Magazine, and considered among the top best value private universities nationwide by Kiplingers Personal Finance. In addition to the academic programs available on campus, students everywhere can attend Gonzaga University Online and participate in online graduate programs that provide interactive expert instruction, tailored learning, and flexible scheduling.

Programs Offered

Gonzaga University Online offers four online master’s degree programs: Master of Arts in Organizational Leadership, Master of Arts in Communication and Leadership Studies, Master of Science in Nursing, and the RN to MSN. The Master of Arts in Organizational Leadership is purposed to give professionals the necessary skills and abilities needed to lead organizations. Coursework combines the social sciences, arts, humanities, business, and communication field. The Master of Arts in Communication and Leadership Studies program combines communication theory and leadership studies to prepare professionals and give them perspective when it comes to solving communication problems in today’s organizations, social systems, and economy. This online degree program has received the Innovation Program Award from the National Communication Association, which promotes scholarship and education in the communication field.

Accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, graduate nursing programs include a Master of Science in Nursing and RN to MSN program. Both nursing programs offer students the option to specialize in nurse educator or health systems leadership. The RN to MSN program allows RNs with an associate degree in nursing to quickly advance their career and earn an MSN after completing 66 credits, including a 10-course bridge to prepare students for graduate-level work. The Master of Science in Nursing program is designed for RNs who wish to advance their careers as a nurse educator or administrator. This evidence-based and practice oriented program utilizes complex adaptive systems theory to qualify RNs for positions in advance nursing practice, management, teaching, or research.


Gonzaga University is regionally accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities. This institution has specialized accredited from the following organizations: the Commission on Accrediting of the Association of Theological Schools, Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, Commission on English Language Program Accreditation, Council on Accreditation of Nurse Anesthesia Educational Programs, National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education, and the American Bar Association, Council of the Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar.


While some programs may have special requirements, in general, prospective graduate students must submit the following: an online application, official transcripts from previously attended colleges or universities, a letter of reference from two professionals, and scores from a graduate entrance exam.
In addition, applicants must submit an emailed copy of a resume and a personal statement or letter of intent directly to the appropriate program manager.

Admissions Contact

Gonzaga University Online
Gonzaga University
School of Professional Studies
P.O. Box 2966
Spokane, Washington 99220
(866) 295-3105

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