Doctor of Business Administration (D.B.A.)
The DBA is a competitive admissions process. Meeting the requirements does not guarantee admission into the program.
1. Two entry points (Fall – app. deadline 4/30 and Spring – app. deadline 9/30)
2. Earned Master of Business Administration or Master of Science in Accounting with a minimum 3.25 GPA
3. GMAT score of 600
4. Statement of purpose essay- Two parts with a 500 word limit for each part (Requires a Liberty username)
5. 2 professional references that demonstrate character
7. No probationary admission
8. Admissions packets are approved by the department
9. 15 hours of course work may be transferred in (5 year age limit)/nontransferable courses- DBA 700, 785, 988, 989, 990
10. 12-Hours from a Master of Business Administration or Master of Science in Accounting cognate may apply (if needed, the students can take these online):
11. Residential orientation course (1 week intensive), 2 other mandatory 1 week intensives
12. 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)
If you are sending in a preliminary transcript for acceptance, you must be in your final term and planning to start your doctoral degree after the last day of class for your master’s degree. You must submit a transcript to confirm that you are in your final term. Finally, in order to maintain your acceptance and be permitted to continue in your program, you must send in an additional, final official transcript with a conferral date by the end of your first term of enrollment.
Official college transcript policy
An acceptable official college transcript is one that has been issued directly from the institution, and is in a sealed envelope with a signature across the back. If you have one in your possession, it must still be in its original sealed envelope with a signature across the back.
Call: (800) 424-9595 (toll free); (434) 582-7800 (direct)
Please send all official college transcripts to:
Liberty University Online Verification
1971 University Blvd.
Lynchburg, VA 24502