Direct Master’s Accelerator Program

The Direct Master’s Accelerator Program (Direct MAP) is a one-semester program designed specifically for international students with an advanced level of English language proficiency, but who also want the academic, cultural, and professional support to thrive in their graduate program at Auburn. Students will earn a semester’s worth of credits toward their graduate degree, as well as benefit from additional professional and research courses tailored to their needs as international students.

  • FOR HIGH-ACHIEVING INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS, the Direct MAP provides an exclusive and academically rigorous first-semester experience.
  • PRIORITY ACCESS to a selection of courses handpicked by your academic advisor to match your unique interests and career goals.
  • EMPOWER YOURSELF by taking academically rigorous courses handpicked by your academic advisor that are fully integrated with domestic graduate students.
  • PREPARE FOR YOUR SUCCESS with coaches and mentors who ensure that you get the most out of your education and your experience in the United States.
  • EXPAND YOUR NETWORK through career preparation and programming that deepens your connection to the University, your fellow students, and potential employers.

Sample Curriculum

Semester 1
Credit-Bearing Coursework
Degree Courses Graduate Course I
Graduate Course II
Graduate Course III
Credits Toward Your Degree 9
MAP Workshops and Seminars (Optional For Direct MAP Students)
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: Direct MAP students will be enrolled as full-time Auburn University students with 9 credit hours.

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