Online. On campus. On your terms.

M.A.


COMMUNICATION

&


LEADERSHIP STUDIES

COML Application Requirements

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

Complete the Online Application

Pay $50 application fee (pay at the end of the online application).

Official Transcripts

Submit one official transcript from each college or university attended.

  • If your cumulative 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 GU transcripts are ordered by your admissions counselor on your behalf.

Mail official transcripts to:

Gonzaga University
Virtual Campus Admissions
502 E. Boone Avenue
Spokane, WA 99258-0068

Two Recommenders

Request a minimum of 2 letters of recommendation through the online application. Your references will be contacted directly by us via email with directions for submitting their letters of recommendation and evaluation checklist on your behalf. Provide a minimum of two recommenders who can evaluate your leadership, interpersonal skills, critical thinking, judgment, professional practice, and your ability and capacity to complete a graduate degree. Please note: recommendations from family members are not accepted.

Statement of Purpose

Submit an essay that is well written, organized, and no longer than 1,000 words. It must also include the following:

  • describe the applicant’s interest in the Communication and Leadership Studies degree
  • assess the applicant’s strengths, and
  • describes what the applicant hopes to gain from this graduate degree.

Resume

Submit your resume of professional experience.

Entrance Exams

Request official score from the MAT or the GRE to be sent to Gonzaga.

  • Test scores must be less than five years old.
  • Prepare to take the MAT (Miller Analogies Test) by going to www.milleranalogies.com or call 1-800-622-3231.
  • Students who score 4.5 or above in the Analytical Writing category of the GRE will have COML 596 Writing Workshop waived.
  • MAT or GRE requirement is waived for students who have successfully completed a Master’s degree.
  • MAT or GRE requirement is waived for GU alum with a GPA of 3.3 or better in the last 3 years.

International Students

In addition to the above application requirements, international students must also submit the following documents:

Proof of English language

  • TOEFL score of 88 or
  • IELTS score of 6.5 or
  • Verification of English language proficiency from the Gonzaga University ISSS office or
  • an official recommendation from Gonzaga University’s English Language Center.

International Transcripts

  • Submission of foreign transcripts in the original language and a certified English copy and
  • Official transcript/degree evaluation from Gonzaga University’s ISSS office or
  • WES/ECE evaluation

Copy of passport picture page

  • If the applicant does not have a passport, a copy of identification card from the home country is required.

Proof of Adequate Funding to Study in the US

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.

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

At a Glance

Credits

30

Accreditation

Northwest Commission of Colleges and Universities

Location

Online, On campus, Hybrid

Admission cycles

Rolling 8-week

Immersions

One three-day immersion required in Spokane, WA.

Rankings

Named “Most Innovative Program” by the National Communication Association, 2010

"#3 Best Regional University in the West” by U.S. News & World Report, 2015

“#1 Best Value Among Private Colleges and Universities in the State of Washington” by Money Magazine, 2014

“#2 Best Value Among West Regional Universities” by U.S. News & World Report, 2015

“#13 Best Alumni Network” by Princeton Review, 2015

Study Abroad & Domestic Immersion Opportunities

Military, Federal Employee, and Boeing Discounts