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To help support your success, every student is assigned an academic faculty advisor. Your faculty advisor will work with you to develop an academic course of study that includes helping you choose classes that fit your needs, discuss thesis and project topics and provide advice on options that may be available after you graduate.

While faculty advisors will communicate with their advisees periodically about the program, it is the responsibility of the student to reach out to their faculty advisor for more personal assistance.

To find your Faculty Advisor follow these steps:
  • Log into Zagweb
  • Click on the “Student Services and Financial Aid” tab
  • Select “Student Records”
  • Select “Degree Evaluation”
  • Select a term (most recent one should work)
  • Advisor name will be listed at the bottom. Click on name to email

Master’s in Organizational Leadership Course Sequence

The majority of ORGL students complete their degree in two to two and a half years. The time may vary based on the number of credits taken per term. At Gonzaga, 6 graduate credits constitute full-time status. In addition, we offer classes in several formats:

  • Traditional 16-week, on-campus classes in Spokane
  • 8-week, online classes (It is expected that students will not take more then one eight-week online class at a time.)
  • Short-term, intensive courses offered in Spokane, study abroad locations, and domestic immersion opportunities.

For the purpose of growth and development and the necessary foundation material to successfully navigate the program, we recommend the following Course Sequence:

Year One:

  • ORGL 500 – Organizational Leadership
  • ORGL 505 – Organizational Theory
  • ORGL 502 – Leadership and Imagination (required on campus 3-day residency)
  • Elective*
  • ORGL 504 – Organizational Communication
  • Elective*
  • ORGL 506 – Leadership and Diversity
  • ORGL 501 – Methods of Organizational Leadership

Year Two:

  • Elective *
  • ORGL 503 – Organizational Ethics
  • Elective*
  • ORLG 680 – Leadership Seminar

*Communication and Leadership courses can be taken as elective credit

Online Graduate Appeal Process

For students who are requesting to Drop or Withdraw from a Course after the deadline please complete the following steps:

1)  Obtain an Appeal to Drop or an Appeal to Withdraw form from the Registrar’s Office either online or from Carol Huston at

Note: Drops are considered for circumstances including a death of an immediate family member (parent, brother, sister, child, grandchild, or spouse or Registered Domestic Partner, or another state’s equivalent proof of relationship). A copy of an obituary or Death Certificate is required with the appeal.

Drops are considered for illness requiring hospitalization for three or more consecutive days.  Medical documentation is required with the appeal.

2) Complete Section A and B.

3) Return form to Carol Huston in the Registrar’s Office via fax at 509-313-5828 or email to

The Registrar’s Office will send the appeal to the School of Professional Studies for review. After the appeal has been reviewed and either approved or denied, the appeal will be returned to the Registrar’s Office where the student registration will be adjusted accordingly.

4) Carol Huston will notify you when the appeal process is complete. This process can take up to 4 weeks.

Please be advised that there is a $50.00 fee assessment for each Late Appeal. There are No Tuition Adjustments following the third week of each Session.

Download the M.A. in Organizational Leadership CourseTrackingForm