Gonzaga University’s online and on campus MASAA program welcomes motivated students who have completed a baccalaureate degree from a nationally accredited institution.
The flexibility of online classes enables students to maintain their homes, jobs, and relationships, while gaining the advanced knowledge and career skills they desire. Students select the online program and take classes soley online or they select the on-campus program in Spokane, Washington. There is currently not a hybrid option.
Please note: Gonzaga 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.View State Authorization list.
- Fall 2017 Final Deadline, April 10th
Pay $50 application fee (pay at the end of the online application).
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.
Official transcripts can be mailed to emailed to:
Virtual Campus Admissions
502 E. Boone Avenue
Spokane, WA 99258-0068
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 professional 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.
Graduated with 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.
- All letters must address your potential to perform as a graduate student in the following areas: leadership, interpersonal skills, critical thinking, judgment, and professional practice.
Graduated with bachelor’s degree more than three years ago:
- Provide two letters from current or past (within last three years) supervisors.
- The letters must address your potential to perform as a graduate student in the following areas: leadership, interpersonal skills, critical thinking, judgment, and professional practice.
Exception – If you graduated with a major or minor from Gonzaga’s Sport and Physical Education undergraduate program, you may NOT submit letters from professors or advisors within that program. Letters may be submitted from professors in other programs at Gonzaga and/or past or current supervisors. However, the letters must address your potential to perform as a graduate student.
Note to Applicants Regarding Letters of Recommendation: A letter of recommendation makes a statement of support for a candidate. This letter presents a well-documented evaluation, providing sufficient evidence and information to help an admissions committee get a better picture of the applicant and his or her potential for success in a graduate program. Transcripts, standardized test scores, and personal statements are vital components to the application; however, an excellent letter of recommendation may help make up for weaknesses in any of these areas. Encourage your recommender to write a letter focused on your particular skills and abilities in the areas of leadership, interpersonal skills, critical thinking, judgment, and professional practice. We love to hear about examples and true stories that demonstrate the character behind the applicant. We recommended that you provide the individuals writing letters of recommendation with this guidance so that they can write the best letter of support for you.
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.
- 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?
- What do you see as a problem sports managers face in the sporting industry today and why?
Please create a YouTube video answering the questions below using the instructions found here. Please submit the link to your video to your admissions counselor.
Video Time limit: 3-5 minutes
This is a business casual video, as if you were being asked the below questions in an interview. Please answer both questions in one video.
- What appeals to you about Gonzaga’s MASAA program and how do you see this program helping you achieve your long term career goals?
- 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?
If the application responses (video and written) do 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.
Resume or Curriculum Vitae
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.
- 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.