Graduate Programs

Be a Leader People Follow

Develop the critical skills needed to make consequential decisions and lead with confidence.

As part of Minerva University’s innovative and part-time graduate programs, you will attend small, interactive classes in a synchronous virtual environment from wherever you are.

Become a change agent who fosters positive transformation around the globe.
Become a data-informed decision maker who can tackle today’s – and tomorrow’s –  complex problems.
Become a future-proof professional who can pivot seamlessly throughout their career.
Become an innovator who experiences and advocates for a new way of educating the world.
Become a leader who inspires people and organizations wisely and courageously.
Become a change agent who fosters positive transformation around the globe.

Minerva University Graduate Programs

Master of Science in Decision Analysis (MDA)

Deepen your problem-solving and data interpretation skills with a Masters degree that teaches you universal analytical and decision-making tools you can use in all areas of your life, both personal and professional.

Certificate in Decision Analysis (CDA)

Prepare to become a wise leader and change-maker through a one-year, online certification that provides you with the skills and tools to tackle complex global problems and make informed decisions in any field you pursue.

Unique  Pedagogy

Minerva University's methodology is scientifically designed to focus on intentionally designed coursework and programs that stimulate the active learning, development, and application of practical skills for career development and global impact. Here, you will develop and hone the Habits of Mind and Foundational Concepts (HCs) to become a more practical leader who can argue effectively, make important decisions quickly, and become a leader others can rely on.

A Minerva University education stimulates deep cognition, enhances understanding of the material, and advances your ability to apply higher concepts to novel circumstances. Together, we will reshape how you think about the world and equip you to take on its fiercest challenges.

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Daeil Chun

MDA Class of 2022

South Korea

“Since Minerva's curriculum is based on the science of learning, it is designed in a way that, with a constant input of work every day, you can achieve unbelievable results. At the end of the MDA program, I was astonished by how much knowledge I gained, how many skills I learned, and how much I grew over those two years, personally and professionally.”

Career Development

Advance your career with the dedicated support of our Coaching and Talent Development team. You will get personalized virtual support, resume reviews and workshops, and take part in collaborative one-on-one and group coaching sessions, designed to help you clarify your goals and identify new opportunities for personal and professional growth.

Coaching Support Sessions

The Coaching and Talent Development team empowers you to create and pursue a meaningful life and career by exploring, identifying, testing, and developing the skills and characteristics that will support you personally and professionally.

At the end of your first semester, you have the opportunity to take part in coaching that reflects on your experience and identifies how you can use your graduate education to achieve your goals. In the spring, you will engage in group coaching where you dive deeper into your values, strengths, and leadership skills.

Throughout your graduate education at Minerva University, we provide workshops, labs, networking sessions, as well as one-on-one and group coaching that help you:

  • Understand, articulate, and align your values, strengths, and goals to your actions.

  • Reflect on your work history and develop tools to work through obstacles.

  • Identify new ways to add value within your organization.

  • Build on your growth mindset and increase your confidence when pursuing meaningful paths.

  • Develop and nurture relationships with stakeholders and your professional networks.

of graduating students were satisfied or extremely satisfied with the MDA’s impact on reaching their next career step within a year or more of the program.
of Class of 2022 graduates working full-time or part-time responded “agree” or “strongly agree” that the MDA program (e.g. active learning, coursework, thesis, etc.) prepared them for their current job.

of Class of 2022 graduates working full-time or part-time changed jobs or founded new companies during or after their MDA experience.


countries and territories represented in Minerva’s graduate student body.

Take the First Step

Applications for Fall 2024 are now open. Embrace your future as a Minerva University graduate student by completing Part One of our application process.