Admission to the Master of Science in Decision Analysis program is available to a select group of exceptional graduate students.


Minerva’s unique admissions process eliminates unfair biases, instead focusing on who you are, how you think, and what you have achieved. This merit-based approach enables both worldwide student access and extremely high selectivity.

Minerva also has the unique advantage of unlimited enrollment, so you are not competing with other applicants for a spot. Regardless of where you come from, if you demonstrate the curiosity, drive, and potential to excel, you are guaranteed admission. 

Admissions cycles for Fall 2019 enrollment have concluded. We are accepting application by nomination and invitation only.

Nominate a candidate here or request an invitation by emailing with your CV.

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    Master of Science Degree
    Graduate Admissions

    Admissions Process

    The Master of Science in Decision Analysis, the first advanced degree program of its kind, is available for a select group of exceptional graduate students.

    Interested candidates should complete the admissions process as follows:

    Part One: Application
    Complete a short online form with basic information including your academic history and employment status. You will also be asked to upload your academic transcript and CV or resume, along with supplementary materials.

    Part Two: Challenges
    You will be presented with two unique and thought-provoking challenges to measure how you think across various dimensions including written communication and reasoning. The Application Challenges should take approximately 45 minutes to complete.

    Part Three: Interview (by invitation only)
    Select candidates will be invited for an interview. These interviews will be conducted online on a rolling schedule dependent on evaluation of submitted materials. 

    Evaluation Criteria
    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.

    Admission cycles for Fall 2019 enrollment are now closed. We are accepting application by nomination and invitation only at this time. 

    To request an invitation, please email with your CV for consideration. 

    To nominate a rising leader, use the link below.