Graduate Admissions


After a thorough review of your qualifications, it is my great pleasure to invite you to enroll in the Certificate in Decision Analysis program at Minerva University.

The Certificate in Decision Analysis (CDA) is awarded upon completion of the first six MDA courses and offers a pathway into our Master’s program given satisfactory academic performance and continued development of your professional experiences. You will take classes with MDA students, have access to community events and career coaching, and be invited to an optional week-long in-person cultural and professional immersion experience in your spring semester. While students do apply directly to the CDA, we also offer admission to strong MDA applicants who do not quite meet the criteria for our Master’s program. Please see the email from Prof. Geneva Stein for more details of why you were accepted to the CDA instead of the MDA at this time.

This opportunity is offered only to a small group of accomplished students: you and your fellow admits are now among that group. You and your future classmates possess a diverse array of backgrounds and achievements across disciplines, which will allow you to contribute to an even richer learning experience. I can confidently say that you will find yourself continually challenged and frequently rewarded as a member of this intimate class of exceptional graduate students sharing a deep intellectual curiosity and passion for learning.

To officially accept this invitation and take your first step to earning your certificate, please click on the button below to complete your official Enrollment Agreement. You will see the required enrollment deposit, a one-time deposit that will be credited to your first tuition bill. Because we are committing substantial resources for each student in the program, we ask that you signal your commitment to attend by your personal February 17 enrollment deadline.

On behalf of Minerva, I am excited to engage with you and your classmates and welcome you to Minerva in September 2023.


Vicki Chandler, Ph.D.
Provost and Chief Academic Officer

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