Advanced Master’s Accelerator Program

The Advanced Master’s Accelerator Program (Advanced MAP) is a one-semester program designed specifically for international students who are ready to succeed in immersive English-speaking classrooms but who also want the benefit of English language and academic training that will help them succeed in their post-graduate program. The program curriculum offers a balance of professional and MAP-exclusive courses. You will be equipped with the practical, degree-specific vocabulary and research skills needed to excel in your coursework. Advanced MAP students will be enrolled as full-time students within the Master’s Accelerator Program and will earn 6 credits toward their selected degree.

  • JUST THE RIGHT AMOUNT OF SUPPORT when you need it. The Advanced MAP curriculum is designed to accommodate your academic and English language needs.
  • CREDIT-BEARING so you can earn credits toward your master’s degree while taking courses tailored to your needs as an international student, helping you achieve your academic and career goals.
  • PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT TAILORED TO YOUR GOALS with special learning objectives and English language skills that develop your skills to the graduate and professional level.
  • OPEN AND CLOSED COURSES, so you’ll take some integrated classes with U.S. students and others with just your designated Advanced MAP cohort.

Sample Curriculum

Semester 1
Credit-Bearing Coursework
Degree Courses Graduate Course I

Graduate Course II

Credits Toward Your Degree 6
MAP Workshops and Seminars
Professional Support Professional Development Seminar
Contextual English Making the Case:
Structure, Argument, and Composition in Research Contexts
The Art of Presenting: Advanced Oral Communications
Research and Analysis The Active Research Colloquium II
Data Management: Gathering, Analyzing, Interpreting Data

Note: Advanced MAP students will earn 6 credits in Advanced MAP. Upon progression from the Advanced Master’s Accelerator Program, students will transfer 6 credit hours into their degree program.

This is a sample curriculum and may be subject to change.