The faculty reviews every application to ensure that each applicant meets the admission standards. To assist in this determination, applicants must submit the following:
A completed application to the program and the current application fee.
Official transcripts of credit for all graduate work leading to an earned master’s degree(s) from a regionally accredited institution(s). The applicant must have a minimum grade point average of 3.25 on a 4.0 scale.
Official transcripts showing an earned bachelor’s degree(s).
A one or two-page typewritten statement of purpose defining the applicant’s goals and objectives for study in the DPA program.
Three positive recommendations
Official scores from one of the following: Miller Analogies Test (MAT); Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT); Aptitude section of the Graduate Record Exam (GRE)
Other documents as required by the University of La Verne
Completion of a personal, pre-admission interview with a member of the doctoral faculty.
International students must submit a minimum Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) score of 550 if they have not ever attended school in the United States or if their previous degree work was done at institutions where English was not the language of instruction and of the geographic region. International students must also submit a University of La Verne Confidential Financial Statement to verify financial support. International students may be required to complete other requirements established by the College of Business and Public Management on an individual basis as necessary. Please Note: DPA students must have a personal computer which is capable of accessing the world wide web. Suggested minimum requirements are as follows: Email access, Minimum of 400Mhz Pentium or 400Mhz Power PC, 56K Baud Modem, and a color monitor . (Most computers purchased after 1998 will meet these requirements.) Email accounts are available at no charge through the University. In addition, department staff are available to help you evaluate your computer’s capabilities and needs. All DPA students are permitted to purchase computers at student discounted prices through the University’s “Buy Program”. Doctoral students are subject to University policies governing graduate students as contained in the current ULV Catalog. New doctoral students will receive a copy of the Catalog when they are admitted.