At a Glance:

Doctor of Business Administration

Semester hours 56
Average Completion Time 3 years (course work), plus 1 year (dissertation work)
Cost per credit $820* (financial aid available)
Accreditation Accreditation Council for Business Schools & Programs (ACBSP)
Location Online/hybrid format; two on-site sessions in Newberg, Ore., per year
Application Deadline Feb. 1 (early application deadline: Nov. 1)

*All stated financial information is subject to change.

ACBSP Accredited

Accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs

Admissions

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.

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

2015 applications are now closed. All applications will be for the April 2016 cohort.

* 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 dba@georgefox.edu):

  1. Online Application:
    2016 applications are now open. Please note, a $40 application fee is required upon submission.
  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 are online here.

Note: Non-native English speakers must submit a TOEFL score of 550 or higher (90 or higher for internet-based).

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:

Megan JanesMegan Janes
Graduate Admissions Counselor

Phone: 503-554-6168
Fax: 503-554-6111

Email: mjanes@georgefox.edu