The Advanced Master’s Accelerator Program is a one-semester, pre-master’s program designed specifically for international students. It is ideal for students who are ready to succeed in immersive English-speaking classrooms, but who also want the benefit of English-language and academic training that will help them succeed in their graduate program. The curriculum offers a combination of coursework for your intended graduate degree and MAP-exclusive classes. You will be equipped with the practical, degree-specific vocabulary and research skills you need to excel in your coursework.

  • Just the Right Amount of Support – Advanced MAP features a curriculum designed to accommodate your academic and English-language needs.
  • Credit-Bearing – Earn graduate-level credits toward your degree while taking courses tailored to your needs as an international student, helping you achieve your academic and career goals.
  • Professional Development Courses Tailored to Your Goals – Special learning objectives and English-language support help develop your skills to the graduate and professional level.
  • Learn in Both Open and Closed Courses – You will take courses with other American University students, while some courses are customized for and only taken by students in your MAP cohort.


The Advanced Master's Accelerator Program was developed to help international students succeed in their graduate degree. Explore the program below.

First Year Program Length Program Curriculum Credits Earned Toward Degree Progression Requirements Progression Into
1 semester Preset closed and integrated courses 6 GPA of 3.0–3.25 with no grade lower than B. Approval from the Master’s Accelerator team  Master’s Degree

Entry Requirements

The Master's Accelerator that's right for you will depend on your academic qualifications, English-language level, and personal preferences.

GPA TOEFL® for Entry IELTS for Entry iTEP for Entry
Only one of the scores below required
3.0 80, with no subscore below 17 6.5, with no subscore below 5.5 4.5 – 4.9, with no subscore below 4.0


Semester 1

Professional Devlopment (SPEX-065)

  • 1.0 credits

Academic Writing for Graduate Students (TESL-010)

  • 3.0 credits

Graduate Course I

  • 3.0 credits

Graduate Course II

  • 3.0 credits


Degree Credits Earned: 6

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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