Skip to main content
Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) Admission Requirements

Doctor of Business Administration (DBA)

Admission Requirements

The admission process reflects Franklin University’s efforts to clearly identify the performance standards that can help predict student success in graduate level study. The selection criterion for Franklin’s graduate programs, as determined by faculty, emphasizes academic ability, contributory work experience, and personal qualities and characteristics.

Requirements for admission include having earned a master’s degree from a regionally accredited institution with a 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale. Otherwise a graduate entrance exam will be required. The candidate’s work history, references, and other personal qualities and characteristics will be considered as well.

Recommended Application Deadline

Fall 2018 
July 10, 2018

Spring 2019
November 26, 2018

Summer 2019
March 9, 2019

Program Prerequisites

The Doctor of Business Administration - Management requires a minimum of 30 hours of graduate coursework in a business-related field.

English Language Testing & TOEFL IELTS

Prospective students must demonstrate English Language Proficiency. The requirement is met through any of the following:

  • The applicant is a citizen of a country where English is the official language.*
  • The applicant has received a bachelor’s degree (or higher) from an institution located in an English-speaking country in which the courses were taught in English.*
  • The applicant has earned appropriate scores on language proficiency exams taken within the last two years, as listed in the Academic Bulletin.  

*For more information about English proficiency, including a list of English-speaking nations, please visit our International Students section.

fafsa_ebook_image_open_460x302.jpg

Free Guide: How to Complete Your Doctoral Journey

Discover common pitfalls and the 5 key metrics that will help you finish your doctorate degree.

Download Now >