Doctor of Business Administration

Program Information

Fast Facts

  • Expected program duration: 3 years
  • Key admissions requirements:

  • Master’s degree (requirement may be waived for exceptional professional experience)

  • GPA of 3.0 or above

  • at least 12 years of professional work experience, at least 5 of which must be at a senior managerial, senior technical or executive level

  • Timing: A new cohort launches every January, with rolling applications and admission throughout the year

  • Required on-campus Sessions: one weekend per month, January-May and August-December
  • Program cost: $30,000/year ($90,000 total) plus $2500 for initial research workshop
  • Degree awarded: Doctor of Business Administration


We are actively recruiting for the Class of 2023 cohort that will launch in January 2021. Please contact our program director, Matt Mullarkey or our academic director, Grandon Gill, to apply or find out more about the program (as wel as to look at some of the videos: DBA vs. PhD degrees, alternative DBA program designs and special features of the USF DBA degree).

Contact Information

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Contact Excellent source for Method

Grandon Gill
Academic Director

General questions about the program academics and requirements. Conversations about whether the program is a good fit. Academic concerns.

Email: grandon
Phone: 813-974-6755

Matt Mullarkey
Program Director

General questions about the program admissions and requirements. Conversations about whether the program is a good fit.

Email: mmullarkey
Phone: 813-974-4653

Michele Walpole
Assistant Director

General questions about USF administrative procedures. Help on tuition, registration and scheduling.

Email: mwalpole
Phone: 813-974-1788

Lauren Baumgartner
Academic Services Administrator

Questions about application to the DBA program and student candidate information.

Email: lbaumgartner
Phone: 813-974-2661