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. 

We are now accepting applications for the 21-month Master of Science in Decision Analysis program, starting in Fall 2019.

Apply for the MDA graduate program here.

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    2018-19 Admissions Cycles/

    Admissions Round 1

    Submission DeadlineNov 15

    Notification Date Dec 15

    Enrollment Deadline Jan 15

    Applicants who submit all materials during the Admissions Round 1 will receive an admissions decision in 2018, providing further time to make preparations to attend classes in the Fall.

    Admissions Round 2

    Submission Deadline Jan 31

    Notification Date Feb 28

    Enrollment Deadline Apr 1

    Admissions Round 2 corresponds to many other American university admissions calendars, with admissions decision provided at the end of February.

    Admissions Round 3

    Submission Deadline Mar 28

    Notification Date Apr 30

    Enrollment Deadline May 30

    Admissions Round 3 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.

    The Minerva Schools at KGI reserves the right to evaluate an application and render a final decision even if all pieces of the application have not been received.

    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.

    Graduate program applications are now open for the Master’s class starting in Fall 2019. 

    Be ready for what’s next.