To enter a doctoral degree program, you must:

Have a graduate degree from a regionally or an approved nationally accredited — or candidate for accreditation — college or university or equivalent graduate degree earned at a recognized foreign institution. Have a minimum 2.5 to 3.0 GPA on graduate degree posted transcripts.

Have a record of current or past employment in a supervisory or management position. Certain doctoral degree programs may have program-specific work experience requirements. Please contact an Enrollment Representative to learn more about program-specific work experience requirements.

Not have been expelled from a previous institution.

Complete all required forms for admission and submit an official graduate degree posted transcript.

International applicants:


English proficiency requirements

This may not apply in some countries for more details please check with us.

Applicants without appropriate previous academic experience in an English language environment must pass the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL®), the Test of English as an International Communication (TOEIC®), the Berlitz® Online Proficiency Test, the Pearson Test of English Academic or the International English Language Testing System (IELTS®). Please contact an Enrollment Representative to learn more about this requirement if you are a non-native speaker of English.


Travel requirements for residencies

An integral component of our doctoral programs involves residencies, the physical attendance in a classroom environment at key points in each program. These residencies support the dissertation process, encourage professional networking and aid in aligning academic interests.


Doctoral residencies for international students may be exempted in some cases

What you need to know:


Special representatives are trained to assist our international doctoral students. Please contact a School of Advanced Studies Enrollment Representative for more information.

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Doctor of Business Administration

More questions?


The easiest and fastest way to get your questions answered is to speak with an Enrollment Representative.

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