Prepare for Postgraduate Success

For many international students getting a master’s or postgraduate degree, adjusting to life in the U.S. can be challenging. To make your transition as easy and productive as possible, the Master’s Accelerator at American University is a first-year program that sets you up for success with:

  • Academic, English-language, and cultural support.
  • College credit towards your AU degree.
  • Access to exclusive courses and cultural events.

Flexibility

Flexibility

Choose from two Master’s Accelerator options for just the right amount of support. And in the U.S., you can customize your education and change which degree you study.

Dedicated Support

Dedicated Support

Make your transition easy with academic, tutoring, career, and personal support from trained advisors. We’ll even pick you up when you arrive at the airport.

Small Class Sizes

Small Class Sizes

Receive more individual attention and customized support with fewer students in your classes. Some of your courses are exclusively for international students like you.

American Cultural Experiences

American Cultural Experiences

Get to know your new city by going to fun events with the Master’s Accelerator group. For instance, going to an American Eagles basketball game or getting a custom tour of the U.S. Capitol.

Live, Learn, Grow

Live, Learn, Grow

Gain the knowledge you need for daily life at AU and the learning skills required in U.S. classrooms, with this core Master’s Accelerator course.

Personalized Guidance

Personalized Guidance

Save time and avoid stress thanks to advisors ready to help you and your family. We’re there every step of the way, from applying to the program to getting your visa to registering your mobile.

Which Option Is Right for You?

The Master’s Accelerator offers two different programs. Explore below to see which option best meets your goals.

Master’s Accelerator Program 1
(MAP 1)

For students who want some additional support and tailored courses.

Master’s Accelerator Program 2
(MAP 2)

For students who want the most support and an immersive experience.

Compare Your Options

Master’s Accelerator Program 1
(MAP 1)
Master’s Accelerator Program 2
(MAP 2)
Recommended For Students who want some English-language support Students who want a personalized experience
Main Benefit Just the right amount of support and tailored courses Immersive English-language learning and cultural experiences
Length 1 semester 2 semesters
Minimum GPA Required 3.0 3.0
English Skills Required Intermediate Moderate
Estimated Tuition and Fees $19,900 (USD) $27,900 (USD)

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Estimated Program Duration

Time to completion varies based on your English-language ability, degree choice, and number of courses per semester.
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