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    Jan 29, 2023  
American University Catalog 2022-2023 
    
American University Catalog 2022-2023

Master’s Accelerator Program (Graduate)


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Website: https://accelerator.american.edu/masters-accelerator/

Offered by the Office of Global & Immersive Studies , 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 may 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 may have up to three semesters to complete at least three 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 , the School of Education , 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) , Environmental Science (MS) , Health Promotion Management (MS) , International Economics (MA) , Mathematics of Information and Security (MS) , 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 Education Education Policy and Leadership (MEd)  

School of Public Affairs Data Science (MS) , 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). 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 https://accelerator.american.edu/masters-accelerator/pre-sessional-english/.

AMAP


Students in Advanced MAP have up to two semesters to complete at least two credit-bearing courses and other required coursework (defined below); most Advanced MAP students complete the program requirements in one semester.

Course Requirements


Core


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

Track (6 credit hours)


Complete 6 credit hours from one of the following tracks:

Note: Track selection is based on student’s intended degree program. Specific coursework subjected to change.

College of Arts and Sciences

The CAS Track is intended for students who plan to enter a degree program in the College of Arts and Sciences . It requires completion of required curriculum, as designated by the school and program, with a minimum 3.00 cumulative GPA.

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

Art History

Biotechnology

Chemistry

Data Science

Economics

Environmental Science

Health Promotion Management

Complete 6 credit hours from the following, or other HLTH courses approved by advisor:

International Economics

Mathematics of Information and Security

Quantitative Analysis

Methods or Regression

Complete 3 credit hours from the following:

Statistics

KSB

The KSB Track is intended for students who plan to enter a degree program in the Kogod School of Business . It requires completion of required curriculum, as designated by the school and program, with a minimum 3.25 cumulative GPA in KSB Track courses.

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

SOE

The SOE Track is intended for students who plan to enter a degree program in the School of Education . It requires completion of required curriculum, as designated by the school and program, with a cumulative GPA of 3.00. 

Complete 6 credit hours from the following option with grades of C or better:

Education Policy and Leadership

Complete 6 credit hours from the following, or other approved course:

SPA

The SPA Track is intended for students who plan to enter a degree program in the School of Public Affairs . It requires completion of required curriculum, as designated by the school and program, with a minimum 3.25 cumulative GPA in SPA Track courses.

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

MAP


Students in MAP may have up to three semesters to complete at least three credit-bearing courses and other required coursework (defined below); most MAP students complete the program requirements in two semesters.

Course Requirements


Core


Semester One

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

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

Track (9 credit hours)


Complete 9 credit hours from one of the following tracks:

Note: Track selection is based on student’s intended degree program.

College of Arts and Sciences

The CAS Track is intended for students who plan to enter a degree program in the College of Arts and Sciences . It requires completion of required curriculum, as designated by the school and program, with a minimum 3.00 cumulative GPA.

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

Art History

Biotechnology

Economics

Environmental Science

Health Promotion Management

Complete 9 credit hours from the following, or other course approved by program director:

International Economics

Mathematics

Statistics

TESOL

KSB

The KSB Track is intended for students who plan to enter a degree program in the Kogod School of Business . It requires completion of required curriculum, as designated by the school and program, with a minimum 3.25 cumulative GPA in KSB Track courses.

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

SOE

The SOE Track is intended for students who plan to enter a degree program in the School of Education . It requires completion of required curriculum, as designated by the school and program, with cumulative GPA of 3.00.

Complete 9 credit hours from the following option with grades of C or better:

SPA

The SPA Track is intended for students who plan to enter a degree program in the School of Public Affairs . It requires completion of required curriculum, as designated by the school and program, with a minimum 3.25 cumulative GPA in SPA Track courses.

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

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