At Minerva, there are no standardized test requirements (e.g. GRE, GMAT, or TOEFL) as these measures fail to accurately represent a students’ true academic and leadership potential. Instead, our merit-based approach seeks qualified students who will benefit from, and contribute to, their graduate experience.
Minerva admissions does not have any enrollment caps or quotas of any kind, so you are not competing with other applicants for limited, pre-selected spots. Regardless of where you come from, if you demonstrate the curiosity, drive, and potential to excel, you will be offered admission.
Complete a short online form with basic information including your academic history and employment status. We also require your academic transcript and CV or resume.
You will complete two unique challenges to measure how you think. The Challenges will take approximately 45 minutes to complete.
Interview (invitation only)
Select candidates will be invited for an interview. These interviews will be conducted online on a rolling schedule dependent on the evaluation of submitted materials.
We will evaluate candidacy for the program based on demonstrated initiative; analytical skills, including quantitative and computer literacy; creative thinking and communication skills; and academic or professional accomplishments. After review of candidate qualifications and a round of interviews, a select group will be invited to attend.
Applicants who submit all materials during the Admissions Round One will receive an admissions decision in 2020, providing further time to make preparations to attend classes in the fall.
Admissions Round Two corresponds to many other American university admissions calendars, with admissions decisions provided at the end of February.
Admissions Round Three aligns with international application timelines to enable all prospective students, regardless of geographic location, to consider the Master of Science in Decision Analysis for their graduate school goals.
Admissions Round Four allows those who may have needed more time to understand how the Master of Science in Decision Analysis will fit into their career and lifestyle goals for the next couple of years to apply and join the cohort.