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American University Catalog 2017-2018

International Accelerator Program (Graduate)


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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 admissions@auaccelerator.com, 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)  

Pre-Sessional English


The Pre-Sessional English (PSE) International Accelerator Program (IAP) is a non-degree intensive English program offered in partnership with the English Language and Training Academy (Graduate)  (ELTA) through the School of Professional & Extended Studies . PSE IAP coursework includes skills and content-based language training, with academic support and advising offered through ELTA and IAP. Graduate courses are offered at ELTA Level 6. For more information, go to http://accelerator.american.edu/masters-accelerator/pre-sessional-english/.

MAP 1


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

Course Requirements


Core (5 credit hours)


Note: No academic credit is received for these courses. Credit equivalent is listed only for the purpose of determining full-time student status.

Tracks


Track selection is based on student's intended degree program.

General (6 credit hours)

The General Track is intended for students who plan to enter a degree program in the College of Arts and Sciences  or the School of Communication 

Research Methods

Complete the following course with a grade of B or better: 

Selection

Complete 3 credit hours from one of the following with a grade of B or better:

Art History

Economics

TESL

  • 3 credit hours of approved TESL coursework at the 600-level
KSB (6 credit hours)

The KSB Track is intended for students who plan to enter a degree program in the Kogod School of Business .

Complete 6 credit hours from one of the following with grades of B or better:

SPA (6 credit hours)

The SPA Track is intended for students who plan to enter a degree program in the School of Public Affairs .

Complete 6 credit hours from one of the following with grades of B or better:

STEM (6 credit hours)

The STEM Track is intended for students who plan to enter a degree program in the College of Arts and Sciences .

Complete 6 credit hours from one of the following with grades of B or better:

Biostatistics

Statistics/Quantitative Analysis

Note: coursework must be approved in consultation with the Program Director

MAP 2


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

Course Requirements


Core


Semester One (4 credit hours)

Note: No academic credit is received for these courses. Credit equivalent is listed only for the purpose of determining full-time student status.

Semester Two (5 credit hours)

Note: No academic credit is received for these courses. Credit equivalent is listed only for the purpose of determining full-time student status.

Tracks


Track selection is based on student's intended degree program.

General (9 credit hours)

The General Track is intended for students who plan to enter a degree program in the College of Arts and Sciences  or the School of Communication 

Research Methods

Complete the following course with a grade of B or better: 

Selection

Complete 6 credit hours from one of the following with grades of B or better:

Art History

Economics

International Economics

TESL

KSB (9 credit hours)

The KSB Track is intended for students who plan to enter a degree program in the Kogod School of Business .

Complete 9 credit hours from one of the following with grades of B or better:

SPA (9 credit hours)

The SPA Track is intended for students who plan to enter a degree program in the School of Public Affairs .

Complete 9 credit hours from one of the following with grades of B or better:

STEM (9 credit hours)

The STEM Track is intended for students who plan to enter a degree program in the College of Arts and Sciences .

Complete 9 credit hours from one of the following with grades of B or better:

Statistics/Quantitative Analysis

Note: coursework must be approved in consultation with the Program Director

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