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Founded in 1887, Gonzaga ranks among the best colleges in the West, according to US News & World Report. We have over 34,000 alumni in every state and over 40 countries. We are situated on a 108-acre campus along the beautiful Spokane River in Spokane, Washington. Our interactive online format allows you the flexibility to complete your coursework around a busy schedule; and earn an online master’s degree from an established and respected university.


Gonzaga University is regionally accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (8060 165th Avenue NE, Suite 100, Redmond, WA 98052; 425-558-4224).

Our Online Programs

MA in Organizational Leadership

This interdisciplinary, online leadership degree prepares students to become confident, charismatic leaders able to take on the opportunity and challenge of guiding and revamping modern organizations toward greater success. With a curriculum that combines research from the social sciences, communications, the arts and humanities, and business, students develop enhanced abilities in creative thinking, problem solving, and inspirational leadership.

Coursework emphasizes the concept of servant leadership and its core principles of listening, trust, collaboration, empathy and ethics.

MA in Communication & Leadership Studies

Gonzaga’s online Master’s in Communication & Leadership Studies is a rigorous program, that blends communication theory with a practical leadership skill set. Students have the advantage of earning a degree in both communication and leadership. This sets Gonzaga’s graduates apart in the workforce.

Gonzaga’s students come from a variety of backgrounds: broadcasting, public relations, corporate communications, advertising, human resources, consulting, lobbying and more.

Our students learn the latest communication theory and also learn the leadership skills necessary to build alliances, change the status quo and handle a crisis head-on. In short, graduates have a mastery level of communication, and also the leadership acumen required to get things done.

”Gonzaga’s online programs are designed for people who are employed, and for people who have experienced something about leadership and organizations and how they work. The leadership here at Gonzaga, whether it is staff or faculty, is very caring about you and they care about your success in the program. Especially as a student away from campus, you feel like a disconnect can be there and it isn’t in this program. It isn’t. I feel very connected into Gonzaga and even connected with the other students. I’ve just absolutely adored this masters program. The professors and the staff have been absolutely wonderful.”

Susan Butts, MA-ORGL Class of 2006 Clarkston, WA

”Definitely consider Gonzaga’s MA-ORGL program. It was a great journey for me. It allowed flexibility for me to continue working, continue my career, continue the family life that I had in place, and not jeopardize any of those entities while I continued my education. The professors are dedicated and they believe in the message they are teaching, so it was a real win-win for me in the MA-ORGL program. I would recommend it to anyone. Gonzaga’s program surpassed my expectations of an online program. It made it feel like we were in the classroom and in touch with the professors because we got immediate feedback. All of the professors did a great job and worked hard to make sure they communicated with us, answered our questions, and led us in the right direction.”

Michael Brett, Greenwood MA-ORGL Class of 2006,Bellingham, WA