Doctor of Business Administration Admissions

George Fox School of Business students

DBA Admission Requirements

  • Full-time faculty appointment or five years of professional experience.
  • Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees from regionally accredited colleges or universities (minimum GPA of 3.0).
  • Evidence of completion of undergraduate or graduate level courses in Accounting, Economics and Finance.

Start Dates & Application Deadlines

Coursework begins once each year in April. Early application is encouraged since class size is limited. The application cycle for 2017 is now open!

  • Early Notification Deadline: November 1*
  • Final Application Deadline: February 1*

* Applications may be reviewed after the priority application date on a space-available basis. Please contact your admissions counselor for more information.

How to Apply

To complete your application and be eligible for file review, please submit the following (all application items can be mailed or sent electronically to

  1. Online Application:
    Complete the Online Application. Please note, a $40 application fee is required upon submission. The online application includes the following:
    • General Contact and Demographic Information
    • Academic and Professional Background Information
    • Resume or CV
    • 3 Reference forms
    • 3 Short Answer Essay Questions
    Applications can be saved to be completed at a later time. Login early to send reference forms and view the essay prompt.
  2. Official Test Scores - Peregrine, GMAT, or GRE:
    Submit official test scores from the testing facility. If you have not already taken the GMAT or GRE, we recommend the Peregrine. For more information about the Peregrine Test, please click here.
  3. Academic Writing Sample
    Submit a sample of academic writing from prior course work which demonstrates your ability to gather, synthesize, organize and evaluate research (often a copy of your Master’s Thesis or a research essay written during grad school​). Please contact your admissions counselor for directions if you have questions about what should be submitted.
  4. Official (Unopened) Transcripts:
    Request an official transcript from each college or university where you completed even a single college credit. Transcripts should be sent to the address below:
    Office of Admissions
    George Fox University
    12753 S.W. 68th Ave.
    Portland, Oregon 97223

International Students: Additional requirements for International Students applying to the DBA include:

  • Transcript Evaluations for any degrees earned outside the U.S.
  • Non-native English speakers must submit a TOEFL score of 80 (Internet based) or IELTS 6.5
  • Declaration of Finance and supporting financial documentation

For more information regarding these requirements, visit our International Admissions website.

Once Your Application is Complete

All application items must be submitted by the application deadline. The Admissions Committee will then review all completed files and selected applicants will be invited to interview with our faculty either on-campus or via conference call.

Contact Us

For more information about admission to the Doctor of Business Administration, please contact:

Carlos OrdonezCarlos Ordonez
Graduate Admissions Counselor

Phone: 503-554-6123
Fax: 503-554-6111