The Master’s Accelerator Program (MAP) is a non-degree academic pathway program comprised of two distinct program tracks: MAP and Advanced MAP (AMAP). The Master’s Accelerator Program 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 Advanced MAP have up to two semesters to complete at least one credit-bearing course transferable to a master’s degree at American University and other required coursework (defined below); most Advanced MAP students complete the program requirements in one semester. Students in MAP have up to three semesters to complete at least two credit-bearing courses transferable to a master’s degree at American University and other required coursework (defined below); most MAP students complete the program requirements in two semesters.
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. MAP students are not required to enroll in coursework in the summer term but may be granted permission in consultation with MAP advising.
Participating Master’s Programs include:
College of Arts and Sciences : Art History (MA) , Biotechnology (MS) , Chemistry (MS) , Computer Science (MS) , Data Science (MS) , Economics (MA) , Education Policy and Leadership (MEd) , Environmental Science (MS) , Health Promotion Management (MS) , International Economics (MA) , International Training and Education (MA) , Mathematics (MA) , Quantitative Analysis (MS) , Statistics (MS) , Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (MA)
Kogod School of Business : Accounting (MS) , Finance (MS) , Real Estate (MS) , Taxation (MS)
School of Communication : Game Design (MA)
School of Public Affairs : Data Science (MS) , Political Science (MA) , Public Administration (MPA) , Public Policy (MPP)