BUILD SKILLS FOR SUCCESS

The Master’s Accelerator Program 2 (MAP 2) is a two-semester experience that emphasizes classroom skill-building and contextual English-language instruction to support international students’ academic and professional success. MAP 2 includes advanced writing, public speaking, and research instruction. The small class sizes, hands-on and interactive programs, and specially structured curriculum are designed to help you transition seamlessly into your master’s degree program.

  • An Immersive Educational Experience - Learn from curriculum bridging language, culture, and academics, while earning credit toward your degree.

  • Bolster Your Academic Achievement -Targeted English-language instruction, tutoring, academic advising, and student support will help you reach your academic potential.

  • Benefit from Personalized English-Language Instruction - Your language classes will be fully contextual — designed around your curriculum, professional, and social objectives.

PROGRAM DETAILS

First Year Program Length Program Curriculum Credits Earned Toward Degree Progression Requirements Progression Into
2 semesters Preset–integrated and MAP-exclusive courses 9 3.25 with no grade lower than B Master’s Degree

Entry Requirements

To apply for American University’s Master’s Accelerator Program 2, you should meet the following qualifications:
GPA Minimum TOEFL® Minimum IELTS
Only one of the scores below required
3.0 74, no subscore below 16 6.0, no subscore below 5.5

Curriculum

Semester 1 Semester 2

PROFESSIONAL SUPPORT

  • Professional Development Sequence I
  • Academic Conferences, Panels, and Seminars

CONTEXTUAL ENGLISH

  • English for Professional Purposes
  • English for Contextual Purposes

RESEARCH & ANALYSIS

  • The Active Research Colloquium I
  • Data Management: Gathering, Analyzing, and Interpreting Data

DEGREE COURSES

  • GRADUATE COURSE I

 

 

3 Credits towards your degree

 

PROFESSIONAL SUPPORT

  • Professional Development Sequence II
  • Degree and Career Progression Seminar

CONTEXTUAL ENGLISH

  • Making the Case: Composition in Research Contexts
  • The Art of Presenting: Advanced Oral Communications

RESEARCH & ANALYSIS

  • The Active Research Colloquium II
  • Tools of the Trade: Technology Standards and Trends

DEGREE COURSES

  • GRADUATE COURSE I
  • GRADUATE COURSE II

 

6 Credits towards your degree

Degree Credits Earned: 9

Interested in additional English-language support?

The Pre-Sessional English Language program, delivered through American University’s English Language and Training Academy (ELTA), is designed to improve students’ comprehension and ability to take rigorous academic courses in the English language.

Proof an AU degree works

95% of American master’s program graduates are working or pursuing a doctoral degree within six months of graduating. Ready to speed up your career? Apply for the Master’s Accelerator at American University now.
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