Admission Requirements

Start Dates

Coursework begins once each year in May. Early application is encouraged since class size is limited. The application cycle for 2022 is now open!

Application Deadlines

Nov. 1
Early Notification Deadline
Feb. 1 *
Final Application Deadline

* Applications continue to be accepted. Please contact your admissions counselor for more information.

How to Apply

  1. Apply Online

    Create an account with a username and password and complete the DBA application online. It's free to apply. The online application includes the following:

    • General contact and demographic information
    • Academic and professional background information
    • Resume or CV
    • Three reference forms
    • Three short answer essay questions

    Note: Applications can be saved to be completed at a later time. Log in early to send reference forms and view the essay prompt.

  2. Submit official test scores from the testing facility. If you have not already taken the GMAT or GRE, we recommend the Peregrine.

    More information about the Peregrine Test

  3. 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. Request an official transcript from every regionally accredited college or university where you completed even a single course. Electronic transcripts are preferred for speed and accuracy. They must be sent directly from the institution to If an electronic option is not available, unopened official transcripts can be sent via mail to:

    Office of Admissions
    George Fox University
    414 N Meridian Street #6089
    Newberg, OR 97132
  5. 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.


Cristina Schmitt

Cristina Schmitt

Admissions Counselor, DBA Program