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|
|Only one of the scores below required|
|3.0||74, with at least one subscore below 20||6.0, with no subscore below 5.5|
|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
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.
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