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


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*

2014 applications are now closed. All applications will be for the summer 2015 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

  1. Online Application:
    Complete the Doctor of Business Administration online application. You may also choose to download and submit a printable PDF application. A $100 non-refundable fee is required to apply.
  2. Personal Statement:
    This short essay should describe your vision for the future as a result of completing this degree (not to exceed three pages). 
  3. Résumé:
    Submit a current professional résumé to
  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
  5. Peregrine Test Scores (GMAT, GRE also accepted as substitute):
    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 on the Peregrine, including how to register please click here.
  6. 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). Please contact your admissions counselor for directions if it is not possible for you to submit a master’s thesis.
  7. Three Reference Forms:
    Two professional and one personal reference required. Electronic form available for download online here.

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