Learn the critical skills you need to make evidence-based, data-informed decisions that can change the world.

Minerva University’s virtual graduate programs teach students how to think, instead of what to think. Our bold approach to remote interactive education and our unique focus on analytical thinking put us on the cutting edge of education, reimagined for the 21st century. Our online graduate programs are designed to bring critical wisdom to the world and are intended for:

  • Change Agents who want to foster positive transformation around the globe.
  • Problem Solvers who want to tackle the complex challenges of today and tomorrow.
  • Rising Leaders who want to inspire people and organizations with wise and courageous leadership.
  • Future-Proof Employees who want to be able to pivot during their careers to embrace the many new roles the future will bring.
  • Education Innovators who want to experience and disseminate a new way of educating the world.

Key Program Features

  • Synchronous online
  • Part-time
  • Small interactive classes
  • Global community
  • Attend from anywhere in the world
  • Optional in-person events
  • No GMAT or GRE required

Contact us at masters@minerva.edu.

Programs of Study

Programs of Study

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Master of Science in Decision Analysis (MDA)

Minerva’s online MDA teaches students how to deconstruct problems, interpret complex data, analyze social systems, and devise effective solutions. Beyond what a typical MBA degree can offer, the MDA gives students durable, universal skills in analytics and decision making to carry them through the ever-changing demands of the 21st century.

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Certificate in Decision Analysis (CDA)

Closely related to the MDA, Minerva’s online CDA teaches students how to tackle complex problems and make informed decisions across contexts, industries, and domains. CDA students prepare to become wise leaders, effective global actors, and nimble change-makers.

“At its core, the Master’s in Decision Analysis gave me the tools to navigate complexity. Whatever I do throughout my life, I will never again be overwhelmed by the vast unknown, nor will I just set sail and hope for the best. I have the mindset, and the skillset, to steer through the sea of data and information coming at me — and chart the course to a worthwhile destination.”

Zach Goldfine, MDA Class of 2017
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