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Below, you’ll find answers to the most frequently asked questions for our MSQM: Health Analytics program.

Do you offer a waiver of the application fee?

Yes, you may qualify for a waiver if you meet certain criteria. Please visit our Application Instructions page to learn more about the qualifications and procedure for receiving a waiver.

What should I know about GMAT/GRE/EA test scores?

We admit students with a range of test scores, with a focus on ensuring that you are well-positioned to succeed in the more quantitatively oriented courses. However, if you believe your score does not accurately represent your abilities, you can retake the GMAT/GRE/EA prior to submitting your application. If you submit multiple scores, you must indicate on your application which score you would like to use.

GMAT/GRE/EA scores are important, but they are not the only indicator of achievement. Other important aspects of your application include:

  • Your academic performance
  • Work experience
  • Community involvement
  • Leadership experience
  • Recommendations
  • Essays
  • Interview

GMAT/GRE/EA waivers are offered on a case-by-case basis. Please visit our Application Instructions page or contact an admissions officer to learn more about the considerations and procedure for receiving a waiver.

What is your policy on deferred admission?

Admitted MSQM:HA applicants who have paid an enrollment deposit and are interested in deferring enrollment to the next year's class should reach out to their Admissions Counselor  for further information. Deferral requests are reviewed on a case-by-case basis and submissions should include supporting documentation confirming the nature of the request.

Can I apply in multiple admissions rounds and/or to multiple programs?

You can only apply to one program at a time. If you are denied admission in an early round, you cannot reapply in a later admission round.

Is an interview required?

Yes, your application is not complete without an interview. Interviews can be scheduled at any time during the application process and are best scheduled at your earliest convenience. Interviews are conducted via video-conference or in-person and are typically 45 minutes in length.

What if I have to cancel or reschedule my interview?

If you are unable to attend your scheduled interview and need to cancel or reschedule, please contact your Admissions Counselor immediately.

How is full-time status determined?

To be considered full-time, a student must be registered for a course that makes progress toward their degree. This includes but is not limited to, enrolling in the appropriate courses required for degree completion and maintaining satisfactory academic progress. Variation from 3 to 24 graduate credits is common across terms.

What enrollment status is required to be eligible for student aid?

Generally, student aid, i.e., loans, review is based on enrollment being at least half-time status.

How are Fuqua merit scholarship awards determined?

Every admitted applicant is automatically reviewed for merit-based scholarships. There is no separate scholarship application. If you are awarded a merit scholarship, notification will be included with the letter of admission. Funding is limited and will not be sufficient to cover all tuition.
 

Is it possible to borrow funds to meet the costs of attending Fuqua?

A variety of student loan programs are available to both domestic and international students.

You are eligible to apply for a combination of:

  • Federal student loans
  • Alternative student loans

Loans can be used for:

  • Tuition
  • Fees

Visit Financing Your Degree for more details about applying for aid.

How will I know if my FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) has been sent to Fuqua Financial Aid?

  • Approximately 1 week after you submit your FAFSA, you will receive a Student Aid Report (SAR), which will indicate the receipt and initial processing of your application.
  • Our financial aid office receives an electronic copy of the SAR, and the FAFSA data for admitted students is reviewed for accuracy and completeness.
  • If additional information is needed, you will receive a written request from Fuqua.
  • If no additional information is requested, you will receive a financial aid award notice.
  • Our financial aid office begins review of financial aid applications in March and sends out award notices on a rolling basis.

Do I need to submit an English as a Foreign Language Test?

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

Will you consider my application with a 3-year degree?

Generally, we do accept international bachelor's degrees. Most of the degrees we see are for 4-year programs. Three-year degrees are fairly common in U.K.-based systems; therefore, a 3-year degree from England, Scotland, Wales, and Australia is acceptable. In India, the bachelor's of commerce degree is 3 years, and is usually considered the equivalent of a U.S. business degree.

Is there financial aid available for international applicants?

Every admitted applicant is automatically reviewed for merit-based scholarships. There is no separate scholarship application. Merit scholarship notification typically occurs within a week following the admission notification. The awards are for the duration of the program and cover partial tuition.

For more information, please visit our Financing Your Degree page.

How does the waitlist work?

Waitlisted applications will be reviewed during admissions rounds subsequent to the round in which you originally applied. Please be sure to keep us informed of any changes to your contact information.

  • We are unable to share an exact number of people who are waitlisted. Candidates on the waitlist may be admitted or may choose to remove their name from the waitlist at any point in the process, so the number of candidates on the waitlist can vary.
  • In the past, we have admitted students from the waitlist as late as the start of orientation.
  • Please be advised that the admissions committee has made a conscious decision to limit the number of applicants extended a place on the waitlist.

May I submit additional information for the admissions committee to consider?

Yes. During the coming months you may submit additional information that you feel will be helpful to the committee in consideration of your file. Brevity and relevance are important when determining what to submit to the admissions committee. It is not necessary to duplicate information already covered in your application. Please follow the instructions below to ensure your update is placed in your file.

  • Information on recent professional accomplishments—submit via the waitlist update form
  • Transcripts or details regarding recently completed coursework relevant to program success—submit via the waitlist update form
  • New unofficial test scores—submit via your student portal
  • Updated mailing address—submit via your student portal

All additional information should be submitted via email to: msqmhealthanalytics@fuqua.duke.edu. If you have any inquiries regarding your status on the waitlist, call our office at +1.919.660.7705.

I have a question that has not been addressed in the waitlist FAQs. What should I do?

Please feel free to reach out to an Admissions Counselor via email at: msqmhealthanalytics@fuqua.duke.edu or by telephone at 919-660-7705.  You may reach us during business hours, Monday through Friday, 8:30am - 5:00pm ET. We would be happy to speak with you and address any questions or concerns you have regarding your application status.

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