Help us get to know you better

We want you to submit your best possible application to the MSQM: Health Analytics program—the one that most fully conveys your background, qualifications, and ambitions. Please read all the instructions on this page so that you’re familiar with our requirements and the process of applying. We appreciate your time and care in making sure your application is complete, as the Admissions Committee can only review completed application packages. If you have questions after looking over the information here, please contact admissions at


  • You must have earned, or expect to earn, a bachelor's degree in science, technology, engineering, mathematics, business, economics, or an equivalent quantitative major by the start of the program.  Your degree must be from an accredited college or university.
  • We are interested in your post-graduate work experience, either paid or unpaid, including volunteer positions, part-time work, and internships.  Please include those in your work history. You may contact our MSQM: Health Analytics admissions counselor at to review your eligibility.

The admissions committee can only review completed application packages. If you have questions after looking over the information on this page, please MSQM: Health Analytics Admissions counselor.

    The Fuqua application is only available online, and it includes sections on both personal and program information.

    The 2021-2022 application for the MSQM: Health Analytics program is now closed. The 2022-2023 application will be available in mid-September.


    Personal information needed:

    • Educational background
    • Transcripts
    • Employment history
    • Business resume
    • Self-reported test scores
    • Essay

    Application basics:

    • You’ll need to create a user ID and password to access the system.
    • You may access the application as many times as you like before submitting it.
    • Detailed application instructions are available in the online system.
    • Your application will not be evaluated until you submit it and all supporting materials are received and verified.
    • You may only apply to one admissions round in a given application year.

    Do your research

    To decide whether this program is right for you, we encourage you to assess your personal situation and goals, consider the specifics of the program, visit our campus or attend an admissions event if possible, and talk to family, friends, and mentors. You may also start a conversation by emailing an admissions counselor at


    Apply for the MSQM: Health Analytics program with our online application, ensuring that your application is complete and that it provides the admissions committee with a comprehensive understanding of your background, skills, talents, and goals. You can view your application status by logging into your student portal.


    All candidates must have an official interview. We do not offer open interviews for MSQM: Business Analytics candidates. Interview invitations will be extended after careful review of your application materials. Most interviews will occur via video conference; North Carolina residents may have the opportunity to interview on campus by invitation.

    Receive a decision

    You will be notified via email 2–4 weeks after you submit your application. 

    To reserve your place in the class, you must submit the following by the deadline specified in your admission notification:

    • A nonrefundable 2,000 USD tuition deposit. Your deposit can be made by credit card, check, e-check, or money order. Please plan accordingly so you do not miss the deposit deadline
    • Hard copies of your official transcripts and translations (if not in English) from each college or university you attended
    • Official test scores sent directly from the testing agency unless you were granted a test score waiver

    Access our incoming student website

    Shortly after you’re admitted, you’ll receive access to our incoming student website. This site includes a wealth of information about our community and expectations, helping to guide your decision.

    Here you’ll find information on next steps in the admissions process, along with all the information you’ll need to transition into your new academic life:

    • Program announcements
    • Travel/orientation information 
    • Technical and computer information
    • Academic assignments to prepare before the program launch

    Application Requirements

    Legible, scanned copies of all transcripts are required for each college or university you have attended where you:

    • earned (or will earn) a degree;
    • studied for one semester or more;
    • earned 12 or more credits (note: 4 or more credits if your university awards 1 credit for the typical class instead of 3 credits);
    • and/or took a class that relates to your graduate study interests.

    If you took classes at a college or university while in high school, do not list the college or university as a separate school in your application.

    For transfer credits: Follow the guidelines listed above, but please note that for any transferred credits that qualify to be reported, we need to see grades/marks.  If the grades/marks as well as the credits appear on your degree-conferring institution's transcript, then the additional transcript will not be required.

    For student abroad credits: Please follow the same guidelines as for transfer credits.

    Transcripts must include:

    • Your name and the name of the institution
    • Each course taken and the grade received
    • The degree received and date conferred

    If your transcripts do not state the degree and date conferred, upload a copy of your diploma in addition to the transcript. If your transcript is not in English, it must be translated, attested, and uploaded along with the originals. Those applying from outside the U.S. should see additional transcript guidelines for international students.

    Two options for sending transcripts:

    • Electronically to 
    • Directly by mail in a sealed envelope to:
      Duke University
      The Fuqua School of Business Office of Admissions
      100 Fuqua Drive, Box 90120
      Durham, NC  27708-0120 USA

    If you do not submit your official transcripts on time, or if you misrepresent, falsify, or omit information, we may rescind any offer of admission or financial assistance.

    When to submit copies of official transcripts

    You  will only be required to submit official transcripts for verification from each college or university you have attended if you are admitted to the program. The due date for official transcripts will be noted in your admitted student portal. If you have not yet completed your studies by this date, your official transcripts should reach The Fuqua School of Business no later than one week before your program begins.

    The admissions committee wants to learn more about your personal and professional motivations. To help us get to know you better, you’ll need to provide your thoughts on one essay as part of your application.

    Instructions for required essay:

    Question: Please describe why the Duke MSQM: Health Analytics program is a good fit for you, and how your academic and work experience have prepared you for the quantitative rigor of the program. You should include information about your experience with the health care industry, with data analytics (including various tools you have used), with non-degree executive education programs, and with online learning, including coursework from Coursera, edX or other providers.

    • Your response should be no more than 2,000 characters, the equivalent of about 250-350 words.
    • Responses should use 1.5-line spacing and a font size no smaller than 10-point.
    • Do not repeat the question in the document you upload with your application.
    • Respond carefully, fully, and concisely.
    • Responses must be completed before submitting your application.

    All essays are scanned using plagiarism detection software. Expressing your ideas by using verbiage from existing sources, including websites and other applicants' essays or materials, or having someone else compose your essays, without properly crediting those sources constitutes an act of plagiarism. Plagiarism, an act of theft and fraud, is considered a cheating violation within the Honor Code and will result in an application denial. Note: if you have worked with a consultant to complete your application materials, please ensure that the Honor Code policy is discussed and yours essays will not be shared with other potential applicants.

    Optional essay: Tell us more

    If you feel there are circumstances about which the admissions committee should be aware (such as unexplained gaps in work, choice of recommender, or inconsistent or questionable academic performance), please explain them in here. Although we call this section “Optional Essay,” your explanation does not need to be essay-length and may only be a few sentences depending on the topic.

    Submit your required resume electronically within the online application system. For employment and volunteer positions, include the location, title, date, and responsibilities, starting with your most recent position. The education section should include dates of attendance and degrees received.

    Your resume should include:

    • Full-time employment
    • Volunteer work
    • Internships
    • Part-time work experience
    • Education

    Letter of Recommendation

    One letter of recommendation is required for the MSQM: Health Analytics program. Your recommender must complete the current recommendation forms associated with the online application—no other format of recommendation will be accepted.

    Please choose one individual who can objectively evaluate your professional skills and abilities. Recommendations from relatives and friends are strongly discouraged. Academic recommendations often provide a similar perspective to your transcript and are less helpful.

    Submissions by email or mail are not accepted.

    Other recommendation guidelines:

    • You are required to use the recommendation forms that are within the online application.
    • Use your recommenders' work email addresses, rather than their personal accounts, like Gmail, Hotmail, Yahoo, and so on.
    • Recommendations from relatives and friends are strongly discouraged.
    • Academic recommendations often provide a similar perspective to your transcript and are less helpful.
    • Proprietors or principals of a company may provide a recommendation from a client, board member, or other professional colleague.

    The following questions are included on the recommendation form:

    • Describe the peer group to which you are comparing the applicant.
    • Comment on the applicant's interpersonal skills (effectiveness in establishing and maintaining relationships; working with peers, supervisors, and subordinates; willingness to work in a team environment).
    • What are the applicant's three primary talents or strengths? Please provide examples, if relevant.
    • In what areas does the applicant need improvement or growth? If you have had the opportunity to provide the applicant with constructive feedback, please provide specific examples and the applicant's response to it.
    • Please include additional comments you feel will be helpful to the Admissions Committee.

    Bonus recommendation from Fuqua students and alumni:

    In addition to the required recommendation, you may provide additional endorsements from our current students or alumni.

    Endorsement Form

    If one of these recommendations is sent on your behalf before you submit your online application, you will be eligible for an application fee waiver.

    The Fuqua School of Business is now accepting the Executive Assessment (EA) for applicants to Duke’s online analytics programs. The Executive Assessment was developed by the Graduate Management Admission Council (GMAC) in partnership with leading business schools from around the world to evaluate the business school readiness of working professionals. The assessment is easy to schedule, short in duration, and requires only modest preparation.

    During the assessment, you will be measured on the skills that are critical both at work and in a business analytics program such as higher order reasoning, critical thinking, analysis, and problem-solving. Based on your results, you can work to sharpen your skills before your program begins.

    You must take either the GMAT, GRE, or EA prior to submitting your application. Self-reported scores are accepted with the application, and official score reports sent directly from the testing agency will be required after admission and before the program begins. If you are not satisfied with your score, you may retake the exam before submitting your application. If you take the exam multiple times, only report your highest score and any sub-scores from the same testing date.

    For mid-career candidates with concerns about taking the GMAT, please contact the admissions office to discuss alternatives.

    GMAT/GRE waivers are offered on a case-by-case basis, and such cases may include, but are not limited to:

    • A master’s degree, doctorate degree, or professional certification in a quantitative, business, or legal discipline
    • A minimum of ten years of professional experience in a quantitative position

    To be considered for the standardized test waiver, you must begin an application to your program of interest and submit the test waiver request form, which is located in the test scores section. Highlight aspects of your current work or background you feel are relevant to the Admissions Committee’s consideration of your waiver request. In addition, you will need to upload your resume and transcripts from all degree-granting institutions.

    GMAT and GRE details:

    • There is no minimum test score requirement.
    • We will accept scores up to 5 years old.

    GMAT scores take approximately 3 weeks to reach the admissions office, and GRE scores take 4-6 weeks to reach the admissions office. Therefore you should schedule a test date that is at least 3 weeks in advance of your application submission.

    Admission system test codes:

    GMAT: Duke program code Q13-N5-99

    GRE: Duke program code 5156, and the 4201 Business Administration and Management Department name

    Need more help?

    Information on registering and sending GMAT scores
    Information on registering and sending GRE scores



    A 225 USD nonrefundable application fee, payable by VISA or MasterCard, is due when you submit your online application.

    Application fee waivers

    You may be eligible to receive an application fee waiver if you meet at least one of the following criteria:

    You are a member of the military—active duty, active reserve, or honorably discharged/completed service (within three years) of any nation. Both voluntary and compulsory service are valid for qualification.

    You are an active participant or alumnus/alumna of the Peace Corps, AmeriCorps, or Teach for America.

    You receive Fuqua Admissions Committee approval. In your application, include the reason for your waiver request and the name of the committee member granting approval, and the date the request was granted.

    Before submitting your application, you register for and attend a recruiting event. Attend an admissions event, and in the online application indicate the event type, location, and month of attendance in your online application.

    • Campus visit
    • Open house
    • Information session
    • Informational luncheon
    • Meet & greet
    • Multi-school information session
    • Virtual information session

    You obtain an endorsement from a current Fuqua student or alumnus/alumna. Current Fuqua students must complete the online peer endorsement form, while Fuqua alumni must complete the alumni endorsement form. In your application, include your endorser’s name, program (Daytime, Cross Continent, Weekend Executive, Global Executive, Master of Management Studies: Foundations of Business, Master of Management Studies: Duke Kunshan University, Master of Quantitative Management: Business Analytics, Master of Science in Quantitative Managment: Health Analytics, Master of Science in Quantitative Management: Business Analytics, or Accelerated Master of Science in Quantitative Management: Business Analytics), year of graduation (if known), and email address.

    You attended one of four Diversity Events: 

    • The Duke MBA Workshop for Minority Applicants
    • The Duke MBA Women’s Leadership Weekend
    • The Duke MBA Pride Weekend
    • The Duke MBA Veterans Symposium

    You are an alumni of Duke University. In your application, include the name of your degree and the year in which you graduated.

    Instructions to apply for an application fee waiver:

    1. Meet at least one of the above criteria.
    2. Select an application round in the “Personal Information” section of the online application.
    3. Complete the questions included in the "Application Fee Waiver Information" section.
    4. Submit your application after all sections are complete. However, do NOT submit your application if you are asked for credit card information.

    Following the above instructions is the only way to receive an application fee waiver. If you submit your online application without selecting the "fee waiver" option, then you will not qualify for the waiver, and no refund will be available.

    Allow a minimum of 2 business days for the admissions office to process your application fee waiver. You will receive a fee waiver confirmation via email when your waiver is activated.

    An official interview is required, and your application isn’t complete without one. Interviewers will have a copy of your resume, but no other component of your application. We do not offer open interviews for MSQM: Health Analytics candidates. Interview invitations will be extended after careful review of your application materials. Most interviews will occur via video-conference; North Carolina residents may have the opportunity to interview on campus by invitation. Both formats are given equal weight in the admissions process.

    Interviews are conducted by Fuqua staff who will ask you a variety of questions about your educational background and personal interests. At the conclusion, you’ll have the opportunity to ask questions.

    Video interview fast facts:

    • Most applicants will interview via video conference, as on-campus interviews are only available to invited North Carolina residents.
    • Appropriate attire is business casual.

    On-campus interview fast facts:

    • Interviews are conducted in English and generally last 30–45 minutes.
    • Interviews are only available to North Carolina residents who are invited to interview.
    • Select a time that lets you participate in other campus visit activities.
    • Appropriate attire is business casual.
    • Arrive 20 minutes prior for parking and check-in.
    • Bring a one-page resume to the interview.
    • Interviewers will have a copy of your resume, but no other portion of your application file. 

    In service to reapplicants, we offer the ability to replicate or "clone" your application from the 2020-2021 application cycle. If you are reapplying, please create your 2022 application and submit the Reapplicant Request form from the Application Instructions section, to request that your prior year data be transferred over to your new application. You will receive a confirmation email once this process is complete, and can edit all or part of your application after it has been cloned.

    The MSQM: Health Analytics program is open to international students. All students will need to be present on the Duke University campus September 2-4, 2022 for the mandatory program orientation and team-building activities. Since there are no academic classes during that period, no F-1 student visa is required. It is the sole responsibility of every international student to arrange for their own entry to the United States. 

    Transcripts and diplomas

    Transcripts, diplomas, and academic records must be in English and certified by an appropriate university official.

    Transcripts must include:

    • Your name and the name of the institution
    • Each course taken and the grade received
    • The degree received and date conferred

    If your transcripts do not state the degree and date conferred, upload a copy of your diploma in addition to the transcript.

    If your transcript is not in English, you must have it:

    • Translated
    • Attested
    • Uploaded in addition to the originals

    Two options for sending transcripts:

    • Electronically to (preferred method of receipt)
    • Directly by mail in a sealed envelope to:

      Duke University
      The Fuqua School of Business Office of Admissions
      100 Fuqua Drive, Box 90120
      Durham, NC  27708-0120 USA

    English as a Second Language test scores

    Fuqua does not accept ESL test scores.  We will use other aspects of your application to assess language proficiency. 

    MSQM: Health Analytics Interviews

    Sign up for an interview: in-person, phone or by video-conference.

    Tip: before scheduling, connect with an admissions counselor. We'll provide feedback on your candidacy, offer insight into the admissions process, and ensure that you make the most of your interview.

    Mark McClellan, MD, PhD

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