About the Master's Accelerator Program

For international students, the transition from a bachelor's degree in your home country to graduate school in the U.S. can be challenging – complicated admissions processes, a new language, new ways of learning, and a new home.

The Master's Accelerator Program (MAP) eases this transition by providing four simple routes to enter your graduate program at Auburn University. MAP combines credit-bearing courses from your master’s degree with additional support, teaching, and cultural experiences helping to ensure your future success.

English language

English language

And academic support throughout the program so you can begin your graduate program (subject to entry requirements), with a 2.5 or 2.75 GPA and IELTS 6.0 or equivalent.

Concierge Support Services

Concierge Support Services

MAP students have access to exclusive concierge services such as a 24/7 support line for all inquiries, large or small, as well as airport pickup.

Flexible

Flexible

Depending on your qualifications, you can join one of three different MAP options. Don’t meet the English language requirements? No problem, we also offer Pre-Sessional English.

Team of MAP Student Advisors

Team of MAP Student Advisors

Provides you with support on all issues, academic and personal, and all practicalities such as housing, airport pickup, opening a bank account, and mobile phone registration.

Streamlined admissions process

Streamlined admissions process

Auburn Global offers a simple and fast admission process for MAP applicants. No references, resumes, essays, or GRE/GMAT scores are required.

A year-long orientation

A year-long orientation

Cheer on the Tigers at a football game, one of the many experiences you’ll take part in during your first year.

Which option is right for you?

There are three flexible Accelerator routes to choose from, depending on your qualifications and personal preferences.

Direct Master's
Accelerator Program
(Direct MAP)

(1 Term)
For high-achieving students who want a rigorous academic experience.

Advanced Master's
Accelerator Program
(Advanced MAP)

(1 Term)
For students who want additional support and tailored courses.

Master's Accelerator
Program/Master's
Accelerator Program -
Track 1
(MAP/MAP–Track 1)

(2 Terms)
For students who want an immersive international study experience.

Master's Accelerator
Program – Track 2
(MAP–Track 2)

(2 Terms)
For students who do not have the standard qualifying undergraduate degrees for specific graduate programs.

Compare your options

Direct Master’s Accelerator Program (Direct MAP) Advanced Master’s Accelerator Program (Advanced MAP) Master’s Accelerator Program/Master’s Accelerator Program -Track 1 (MAP/MAP – Track 1) Master’s Accelerator Program – Track 2 (MAP – Track 2)
Length 1 semester 1 semester 2 semesters 2 semesters
Credits 9 Credits (3 graduate courses) 6 Credits (2 graduate courses) 9 Credits (3 graduate courses) 9 Credits (3 graduate courses)
Benefits
  • Tailored MAP support services
  • MAP professional development courses
  • Tailored MAP support services
  • MAP professional development courses
  • English language & additional academic courses
  • Progress to first semester of your graduate program
  • Tailored MAP support services
  • MAP professional development courses
  • English language & additional academic courses
  • Progress to first semester of your graduate program
  • Tailored MAP support services
  • MAP professional development courses
  • English language & additional academic courses
Minimum GPA Required 3.5 GPA
IELTS: 6.5, no score below 6.0 in any subsection
GPA: Varies by degree program
IELTS: 6.5, no score below 6.0 in any subsection
GPA: Varies by degree program
IELTS: 6.0, no score below 5.5 in any subsection
3.0 GPA
IELTS: 6.0, no score below 5.5 in any subsection
Health Insurance  $750 USD $750 USD $1,500 USD $1,500 USD
Estimated Tuition  $15,710 USD $17,300 USD $27,000 USD $27,000 USD

Learn more about Direct MAP

Learn more about Advanced MAP

Learn more about MAP/MA–Track 1

Learn more about MAP–Track 2

 

Please note that the GPA requirement varies by degree program for Advanced MAP and MAP/MAP-Track 1. Click here for more information about specific GPA requirements by program for Advanced MAP and MAP/MAP–Track 1. 

Direct MAP and Advanced MAP subscoring for English proficiency is not required for admission but is recommended.

GET STARTED

The Master's Accelerator Program has three intakes per year: August, January, and May. Check the application deadlines and start dates for your chosen master's program to make sure you don't miss out.