The Master's Accelerator Program (MAP) is a non-degree academic pathway program comprised of two distinct program tracks: MAP 1 and MAP 2. Students are placed in a program track based on English language proficiency. MAP 1 is a one-term program during which students earn up to 6 credit hours transferable to a master's degree at American University. MAP 2 is a two-term program during which students earn up to 9 credit hours transferable to a master's degree at American University. The Master's Accelerator Program (MAP) eases the transition into master's level study at American University by combining credit-bearing academic courses with additional academic support, professional development instruction, and cultural experiences. Together, these features of the program combine to create a learning-centered environment that promotes academic and professional success, as well as active involvement in campus life.
Students in MAP may select from participating graduate programs offered by the College of Arts and Sciences , Kogod School of Business , School of Communication , and the School of Public Affairs . MAP helps students strengthen their critical academic reading, writing, oral communication, and professional development while fully immersing them in the U.S. academic culture. Students in MAP take up to three academic courses (9 credit hours) in their school of interest, plus English language coursework through the English Language and Training Academy (Graduate) and the Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) department. Upon successful completion of the MAP curriculum and meeting progression requirements, MAP students transfer to the university as degree-seeking students. MAP students are not required to enroll in coursework in the summer term.
For more information, contact 202-885-6986, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or go to http://accelerator.american.edu/masters-accelerator.
Participating Master's Programs include:
College of Arts and Sciences : Art History (MA) , Economics (MA) , Education Policy and Leadership (MEd) , Environmental Science (MS) , Health Promotion Management (MS) , International Economics (MA) , International Training and Education (MA) , Professional Science: Biostatistics (MS) , Professional Science: Biotechnology (MS) , Professional Science: Quantitative Analysis (MS) , Statistics (MS) , Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (MA)
Kogod School of Business : Accounting (MS) , Analytics (MS) , Finance (MS) , Real Estate (MS) , Taxation (MS)
School of Communication : Game Design (MA)
School of Public Affairs : Political Science (MA) , Public Administration (MPA) , Public Policy (MPP)