Admissions Doctor Of Business Administration

Liberty University DBA Online Admission Requirements

Our Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) has a competitive admissions process. Meeting the admission requirements does not guarantee acceptance 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.

If you have further questions about admission requirements for this program, please contact

  1. Apply online or call an admissions counselor at (800) 424-9596 to apply over the phone.
  2. A non-refundable, non-transferable $50 application fee will be posted on the current application upon enrollment (waived for qualifying service members, veterans, and military spouses – documentation verifying military status is required).
  3. Mail official transcripts (a sealed, unopened copy or sent via a direct electronic transcript system) showing an earned master’s degree in business or a business-related field with at least 30 hours of graduate business credit from a regionally or nationally accredited institution. You may also file a transcript request form to allow Liberty to attempt to request your transcripts on your behalf. Additional requirements will be necessary for the accounting and information systems areas of study.* A cumulative GPA of 3.00 or above is required for entrance into the program.
    • Up to 50% of doctoral program coursework may be transferred in (7-year age limit)/nontransferable courses – BUSI 701, 885, 887, 888, 889, 890
  4. Applicants whose native language is not English must take the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL), or an approved alternate test of English proficiency: the Duolingo English test, the TOEFL Essentials test, International English Language Testing System (IELTS), or the International Test of English Proficiency (iTEP). Applicants must earn a minimum score of 8.5 on the TOEFL Essentials test, 105 on the Duolingo English test, 80 on the Internet-based TOEFL, a 3.9 on the iTEP, a 6.5 on the IELTS, or an equivalent score on an approved alternate test for all graduate degree programs. Applicants who have an earned degree from a college or university in the U.S. or other English-speaking country or school may have the TOEFL requirement waived by the Office of Graduate Admissions. Alternatively, applicants who successfully complete the levels of English-Second-Language (ESL) instruction indicated below at 1 of 2 schools will have the TOEFL requirement waived. Students will have their application held until transcripts from one of the below schools are received.
    • Level 6: Language Consultants International (LCI)
    • LEVEL 109: ELS Educational Services (ELS)

*Specialization Requirements

DBA in Accounting: One of the following degrees is required:

  • M.S. in Accounting

  • MBA in Accounting

DBA in Information Systems: One of the following degrees is required:

  • M.S. in Information Systems

  • M.S. in Management Information Systems

  • MBA in Information Systems

At least 12 hours in information systems which must:

  • Have a grade of C or better.

  • Include a minimum of 3 hours in information systems enterprise modeling or information systems analysis and design or information systems enterprise architecture or equivalent coursework focused on UML (unified modeling language).

  • Include a minimum of 9 hours in any graduate-level information systems courses including database, data management and analytics, information systems enterprise architecture, human-computer interaction, information systems management, information technology management, computer networking, computer programming, project management, computer security, and/or information systems analysis and design.

Doctoral Programs 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.

Liberty University Admissions Office Contact Information

(800) 424-9596

(888) 301-3577


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Lynchburg, VA 24515

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