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Gonzaga University

12 months
16697 USD/year
16697 USD/year
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With a broad spectrum of graduate courses and research opportunities as well as scholarships and financial aid, Philosophy from Gonzaga University has two major areas of study: History of Western Philosophy and Social and Applied Ethics.

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Philosophy from Gonzaga University affords you the opportunity to engage in coursework and research on an extremely wide and diverse range of topics. A hallmark of the graduate experience at Gonzaga is close work with faculty members throughout the department. In keeping with our Jesuit mission, our graduate students explore the significance of philosophy for fundamental questions of human meaning and value.

Graduates with Philosophy from Gonzaga University will:

  • explicate in both writing and discussion the history of Western philosophy via explaining the relationships and divergences between major thinkers, movements and issues that have continuously characterized the Western philosophical tradition.
  • describe the implications and consequences in both writing and discussion diverse philosophical positions, concepts, and arguments with particular attention paid to critically engaging the key issues in each major subject area of philosophy: epistemology, metaphysics, ethics and social/political philosophy.
  • demonstrate proficiency in translating natural language sentences into a formal language, using truth tables, and testing for validity of arguments in 1st order logic using a formal proof system.
  • research and critically evaluate a chosen field of specialization in the history of philosophy, referencing both primary and secondary sources with precision and accuracy.
  • advance an argument or thesis in a chosen field of specialization, contributing original insight and/or analysis regarding a concrete problem in that arena.

Programme Structure

Courses Include:

  • History of philosophy
  • Contemporary philosophy 
  • Social and applied ethics
  • Reasoning
  • Philosophy of Human Nature
  • Ethics

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 alternative credits


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Academic requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Completed application for admission.
  • 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 in your application. 
  • Three letters of recommendation: your recommenders will be notified by email to submit a letter of recommendation once you add their information through the online application. 
  • Personal statement of philosophical background and interest.
  • Philosophical writing sample (3500 words or less).
  • Copy of passport picture page
  • Proof of Adequate Funding to Study in the US

Tuition Fee

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    16697 USD/year
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    Based on the tuition of 16697 USD per year during 12 months.

Living costs for Spokane

880 - 1260 USD /month
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  • Fr Richard E. Twohy, S.J., Scholarship / Assistantship: approximate total value: $16000
  • Peter M. Tripp Endowed Scholarship / Fr Robert J. Spitzer, S.J., Faith & Reason Institute Program Assistantship: approximate total value: $20600: approximate total value: $14000
  • Fr Robert J. Spitzer, S.J., Faith & Reason Institute Program Assistantship: approximate total value: $20600
  • Academic Year Graduate Assistantship: approximate total value: $7400
  • Thesis Scholarship: approximate total value: $2490

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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