Doctor of Business Administration (D.B.A.)

Admission Requirements

The DBA has a competitive admissions process. Meeting the requirements does not guarantee admission into the program. The Office of Graduate Admissions, when conducting admission reviews, may request additional documentation to evaluate a candidate’s record before a final admissions decision can be made.

  1. Apply online or download application for admission and submit via mail.
  2. A $50.00 application fee will be assessed at time of application.
  3. Earned Master of Business Administration (MBA) or Master of Science in Accounting (MSA) or earned MS in Information Systems or earned MS in Management Information Systems
    • Additional requirements will be necessary for the accounting and information systems cognate.
    • Cumulative GPA of 3.00 or above is required for entrance into the program from any of the acceptable degrees.
  4. Submit a Statement of Purpose
    • The Statement of Purpose is an opportunity to demonstrate to application reviewers why you wish to pursue a doctoral degree at Liberty University, and also to showcase graduate-level writing abilities for their consideration. Applicants are encouraged to take time to develop a well-written statement that describes how previous education and experience has prepared you for doctoral studies, what you hope to achieve by pursuing a doctoral degree, and the personal strengths that will help you succeed in a doctoral program.
    • In 1,000-1,500 words, please answer the following questions:
      • How has your previous education and/or work experience prepared you for doctoral studies at Liberty University?
      • What is your goal with regard to pursuing doctoral education at Liberty University?
      • Please describe the character and values you possess that will help you succeed in your desired field.
  5. 15 hours of course work may be transferred in (5 year age limit)/nontransferable courses- DBA 700, 785, 988, 989, 990
  6. 12-hours from a Master of Business Administration or Master of Science in Accounting specialization may apply (if needed, the students can take these online):
    • Accounting
    • Healthcare Management
    • Human Resource
    • Marketing
    • Project Management
    • Information Systems
    • International Business
    • Leadership
  7. TOEFL scores for students who speak English as a second language (score of 600 paper-based test; 250 computer-based test; 80 internet-based test)

Official College Transcript Policy

An acceptable official college transcript must be issued directly from the institution in a sealed envelope with a signature across the back. If you have one in your possession, it must meet the same requirements.

Contact Information

1(800) 424-9595

(888) 301-3577


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1971 University Blvd.
Lynchburg, VA 24515