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  • Rolling Admissions: Remember, the ORGL Program admits on a rolling basis, which means there are many opportunities throughout the year for you to get started!
  • Blended Offerings: Online and on-campus class offerings help meet the needs of working students.
  • Small Class Sizes: Personal attention and collaboration are made possible in smaller course size.
  • Competitive: Gain your M.A. in Organizational Leadership without leaving your current job. Price per credit is competitive and at a great value.

Online Application Info: Filling out your online application is convenient and secure. You can create a profile and easily come back to continue where you left off. Before you proceed to the online application, you may want to review the Application Checklist below.

Application Deadline:

  • Spring 2015 Session “A” Deadline – December 28th
    • Classes start January 13th
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Eligibility Criteria

Gonzaga University’s online and on-campus M.A. in Organizational Leadership (ORGL) Program is a truly unparalleled program designed to enhance your personal and professional influence, leadership abilities, job performance and elevate your career. Students enter the program with a desire to be better, be more, and do more.  Perhaps you can relate if you are looking for growth, to perform better in your organization, enhance your career, and improve your communication effectiveness.

The program is designed for all levels of experience such as team leader, project director, public affairs officer, program manager, training manager, executive and much more. Students must have a baccalaureate degree from an accredited institution to be eligible for this program.

The flexibility of online classes enables students to maintain their homes, jobs and relationships, while gaining the advanced knowledge and career skills they desire. The program will allow graduates to develop their personal leadership style and be inspired to take action in work place and communities.

This program is flexible – students can complete it solely online or take classes on campus. Here are the options:

  • Online courses
  • On-campus courses in Spokane, WA (offered evenings and weekends for working professionals)
  • A combination of the two (blended)


Application Checklist

Applicants are able to upload all items listed below within the online application – except for transcripts.

  • Complete the online application and pay the $50 application fee (pay at the end of the online application). See the ORGL “Apply Now” button at and follow the instructions.
  • One official transcript from each college or university attended.
    • If GPA falls below a 3.0 please include an explanation of GPA statement.
    • If you previously attended Gonzaga or are a current student, please note that Gonzaga University transcripts are ordered by the Graduate Admissions Office on your behalf.
    • Mail official transcripts to:  Gonzaga University, Virtual Campus Admissions, 502 E. Boone Avenue, Spokane, WA 99258-0068
  • A minimum of two letters of recommendation from an employer, professional colleague or major professor which evaluate the applicant’s ability and capacity to complete a graduate degree.
  • Statement of Purpose This essay must be a well written, organized, and no longer than 1,000 words. It must include the following:
    •  description of the applicant’s interest in an Organizational Leadership Studies degree,
    • assessment of the applicant’s strengths, and
    • description of what the applicant hopes to gain from this graduate degree.
  • Resume of professional experience.
  • The Official Score from the MAT or the GRE which must be less than five years old unless you have completed a master’s degree.
    • Prepare to take the MAT (Miller Analogies Test) if you have not taken a graduate entrance exam in the last 5 years or completed a Master’s degree. Go to or call 1-800-622-3231. Visit our Test Preparation page for more information.

International students must submit the above documentation and the following items:

  • Submission of foreign transcripts in the original language and a certified English copy
  • An official TOEFL score of 88 ibt, 580 (written) OR an IELTS score of 6.5 or higher OR successful completion of Gonzaga University’s ESL program
  • A Financial Declaration Form and supporting bank statement
  • Note: International students cannot receive an I-20 from enrolling in the online program, they must take courses at the Spokane campus. For more information on the International Student Program please call 509-313-6563.

Military Student Information

Gonzaga University honors the service and sacrifices of the men and women in the military with special benefits and support to currently enlisted service members, members of the reserves, and their dependents.

Whether you are interested in moving your military career forward or are starting a new one following your enlistment, Gonzaga University offers several online programs that can help you make your ambitions a reality.

Benefits to Members of the Military

Gonzaga offers special benefits to members of the armed services, including a tuition discount of 10% to both active service members and members in the reserves, as well as their spouses. In addition, the flexibility and portability of our online programs make them ideal for those who face possible deployment and frequent moves.

To help answer your questions and work with you during your time with Gonzaga, we offer dedicated staff members to help you with processes related to the GI Bill and tuition reimbursement from the military.

You\’ll get to study alongside other students who are members of the military as well as learn from classmates with diverse experiences and backgrounds all over the world, making Gonzaga University the smart choice to help with your developing career in the military or your new one in the civilian sector.

To learn more about benefits and support available to members of the armed services, request more information or call us at (509) 313-6596.

Discounts - Armed Services, Federal Employees, Boeing

  • Gonzaga offers a special benefit to members of the armed services – a tuition discount of 10% to both active service members and members in the reserves, as well as their spouses. The flexibility and portability of our online programs make them ideal for those who face possible deployment and frequent moves. Please provide a copy of your military ID card with your application.
  • Gonzaga offers a 10% tuition discount to all federal employees. To receive this discount, please send a copy of your federal ID card with your application.
  • Gonzaga offers a 10% tuition discount to all Boeing employees. To receive this discount, please send a copy of your employee ID card with your application.

Graduate Assistantships

Graduate Assistants are, first and foremost, graduate students pursuing an education. The opportunity to work closely with faculty members can be an integral part of that education.

Graduate students who hold assistantships benefit educationally and professionally. They gain further expertise in their field; enhance their research skills and develop pedagogical skills; acquire experience in leadership, interpersonal effectiveness, and performance evaluation.

Assistantships also provide graduate students with some financial help to pursue their degree. This financial support is part of the Gonzaga University’s commitment to the success of our graduate students.

There are a limited amount of Assistantship positions available and therefore tend to be highly competitive.  For questions or to submit an application, please contact Marnie Broughton at 509-3133485 or

Graduate Assistantships Documents:

Careers that align with MA in Organizational Leadership degree

An organizational leadership degree can unlock endless career options. Businesses seek out professionals who can assess human interactions with information and systems, as well as each other, and then make recommendations where improvements can be made. The result — a more effective and efficient workplace staffed with empowered and fulfilled employees, making the organization more competitive.

Organizational leaders influence and inspire others as well as structure environments and processes so that employees can do their best work. Examples of areas where advanced organizational leadership skills are an asset include:

  • Human resource management
  • Training and development
  • Labor relations
  • Corporate planning
  • General/office management

With applications in fields that range from the military to the public sector, organizational leadership is a terrific option for anyone who wishes to become a consultant or self-employed. Many businesses and companies use the services of outside consultants to identify and solve organizational issues.

Even those who work in positions that aren’t formally associated with organizational leadership can benefit from this leadership degree. The skills and understanding of organizational behavior you’ll gain can be an advantage throughout your career by helping you distinguish yourself as someone who can take charge of organizational issue.

Program information is subject to change. Contact an Admission Counselor for further questions.