Build on your Experience
Develop decision-making skills to maximize your impact.

As a military service member, you have already demonstrated your commitment to addressing global issues and making an impact.

Minerva University's graduate program offerings are designed for professionals like you. You will develop the skills to be an adaptive leader who can deconstruct problems, interpret complex data, and devise effective solutions, in order to drive meaningful improvements in any sector.

In honor of your experience as a military service member for a minimum of 2 years active duty or 5 years in the reserves beyond any government-required term of service, you will automatically qualify for a 25% tuition scholarship towards Minerva's Master in Decision Analysis (MDA) or Certificate in Decision Analysis (CDA) program.

We hope that these programs will accelerate your ability to make profound organizational and societal change.


Minerva University’s Master of Science in Decision Analysis (MDA) program is designed to equip emerging leaders with critical thinking, creative thinking, effective interaction and collaboration competencies to make a meaningful impact in any organization. In this 21-month, part-time, remote graduate program, employees acquire key transferable leadership and analytical skills, through the practical application of frameworks and concepts across multiple contexts.


We offer a Certificate in Decision Analysis (CDA) for the first 24 credits of our Master in Decision Analysis program. The certificate can be completed in 12 months (three semesters) and equips participants with important decision making skills with shorter time commitment than the full graduate program.


Academic Program

The graduate curriculum focuses on utilizing big data to inform decisions of consequence. With courses covering complex analysis, research methods, and information-based decision-making, you will gain the interdisciplinary knowledge and practical skills. The thesis enables you to apply your learning to a substantive topic of your choosing.

Curated Career Resources

To help you advance your career, Minerva University will help you identify your goals, explore possible paths, and develop a realistic plan to achieve them through career resources, personalized 1:1 and group life coaching and talent development support.


Active Learning

Minerva University’s active learning approach, based on the science of learning, enables you to deeply understand course material and apply it to professional contexts, equipping you with universal decision-making and problem-solving skills.


All classes are conducted using Minerva University's fully active learning methodology via Forum™ in small virtual discussion-based seminars, encouraging active participation and deep collaboration, and enabling flexibility for working professionals from around the world.

Are you ready to invest in yourself?

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


Minerva’s admissions process is designed to provide talented professionals from around the world with better access to transformational opportunities in education. By eliminating biases, including standardized tests and admissions fees, our merit-based approach focuses on who you are, how you think, and what you have achieved. The admissions process requires an application form, your CV/resume and transcript, and the completion of three short, online exercises. Qualified applicants will be invited to a virtual interview.

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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.”