Master's accelerator program
BUILD SKILLS FOR SUCCESS
The Master’s Accelerator Program is a two-semester experience that emphasizes classroom skill-building and contextual English-language instruction to support international students’ academic and professional success. MAP 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 – Benefit from extra English-language instruction, dedicated workshops, tutoring, academic advising, supplemental instruction, and student support.
- Benefit from Personalized English-Language Instruction – Your language classes will be fully contextual — designed around your curriculum, professional, and social objectives.
|First Year Program Length||Program Curriculum||Credits Earned Toward Degree||Progression Requirements||Progression Into|
|2 semesters||Preset–integrated and MAP-exclusive courses||9||GPA of 3.0–3.25 with no grade lower than B. Approval from the Master’s Accelerator team||Master’s Degree|
To apply for American University’s Master’s Accelerator Program, you should meet the following qualifications:
|GPA||TOEFL® for Entry||IELTS™ for Entry||iTEP for Entry|
|Only one of the scores below required|
|3.0||74, with at least one subscore below 20||6.0, with no subscore below 5.0||4.0, with no subscore below 3.5|
|Semester 1||Semester 2|
|Professional Development (SPEX-065)|
Graduate Academic Communication (ELTA-080)
Graduate Academic Research (ELTA-081)
Graduate Course I
3 Credits towards your degree
Professional Development II (SPEX-065)
Academic Writing for Graduate Students (TESL-010)
Graduate Course I
Graduate Course II
6 Credits towards your degree