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ADMINISTRATION

Application Deadline:

  • Fall 2017 Deadline, May 22, 2017

Eligibility

  • Baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited institution.
  • Gonzaga University must obtain authorization from each state in order to admin students into an online program.
    The list provided HERE outlines the current status for each state by program.

Admission Requirements

Faculty review all components of your application to help determine if this program will meet your goals and determine your fit for the program.

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

Order official transcripts for each college or university attended and have them mailed or emailed to:

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

  • 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.
  • Provide a minimum of 2 references through the online application for letters of recommendation and they will be contacted directly via email with directions for uploading their completed recommendation.
  • Request a letter focused on your particular skills and abilities in the areas of leadership, interpersonal skills, critical thinking, judgment, and professional practice (see criteria below regarding who to request letters from).
  • A letter of recommendation makes a strong statement of support for an applicant and provides an evaluation to the admissions committee with insight about the applicant and their potential for success in a graduate program.
    • Letters of recommendation need to follow the following guidelines:
      • Graduated with your bachelor’s degree less than three years ago:
        • Provide one letter from a past professor.
        • Provide a second letter from a current supervisor, academic advisor, or an additional letter from a past professor.
      • Graduated with your bachelor’s degree more than three years ago:
        • Provide two letters from current or past supervisors (within the last three years).

Graduates with a major or minor of Gonzaga’s Sport and Physical Education undergraduate program may not submit letters from professors or advisors within that program. Connect with your admissions counselor.

Please address the following questions as completely and succinctly as possible.  The answer to each question should be 700-900 words. If the questionnaire does not meet the criteria, applicants may not be accepted. We encourage students to have their questionnaire answers reviewed by a professional at the master’s or doctoral level before submitting the application package.

  1. What do you see as your strengths that will help you successfully complete our program? What challenges do you anticipate if you are accepted into this program and how do you plan to overcome them?
  2. What do you see as a problem sports managers face in the sporting industry today and why?

Create a 3-5 minute YouTube video answering the following questions:

  1. What appeals to you about Gonzaga’s MASAA program and how do you see this program helping you achieve your long term career goals?
  2. Please read the University Mission Statement and respond to the following question: How do you use the Mission in your current work or plan to use it in your future endeavors in a sporting or related industry?

Include a resume of professional experience including your overall GPA and major GPA.

MAT or GRE waived:

  • if student has a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher.
  • If you attended a university that does not issue a cumulative GPA, please request official MAT or GRE scores be sent to Gonzaga University.
    • 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.
    • use school code 2282 for MAT or school code 4330 for GRE.

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

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