Master’s Accelerator Program

Auburn offers 22 graduate programs through the Master’s Accelerator Program in engineering, education, mathematics, and liberal arts. Qualifying undergraduate majors are listed with each degree. Other undergraduate majors may be suitable for admission and will be assessed on a case-by-case basis.

Entry requirements for Pre-sessional English are a GPA of between 2.5 - 3.0, depending on your program, plus an English language score of IELTS 5.5. 

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Samuel Ginn College of Engineering

Auburn University has been offering engineering courses since 1872 and has a long tradition of excellence in engineering education. According to U.S. News and World Report, our graduate programs are ranked 62nd in 2017. Auburn’s 40,000 engineering alumni include four NASA astronauts, three directors of the Kennedy Space Center, prominent CEOs such as Apple’s Tim Cook, and four members of the prestigious National Academy of Engineering.

Student Learning Objectives   

Students who apply to the Auburn MAP Engineering programs often have a high GPA and a solid academic background, but success in these programs is dependent on a comprehensive background in math or software processing. In particular, Software Engineering students need extensive experience in writing code and an in-depth knowledge of software systems. In all other Engineering programs, students need a strong Mathematics background in Calculus I, II, III, Linear Algebra and Differential Equations, which are the five courses required by the Samuel Ginn College of Engineering at Auburn University. The student learning objectives for these classes can be found here.

Math Self-Evaluation 

All Engineering applicants (with the exception of Software Engineering) must complete the Math Self-Evaluation before gaining admission into any engineering MAP program at Auburn University. The goal is to ensure a good fit between the student’s knowledge of Math and Auburn’s rigorous engineering curriculum.

A copy of the Math Self-Evaluation can be found here

 

Aerospace Engineering (MS)

Graduate study in aerospace engineering enables you to further your education with advanced courses in your area of interest, and to sharpen skills developed as part of your undergraduate training. You will also be involved in a meaningful research project under the guidance and supervision of a senior faculty member. You may specialize in aerodynamics, astrodynamics, boundary layer theory, control theory, flight dynamics, orbital mechanics, propulsion, structures, or structural dynamics. 

Chemical Engineering (MS)

Auburn chemical engineers use chemistry, physics, mathematics, biology, and engineering principles to solve real-world problems. A chemical engineering degree enables graduates to pursue careers in industries such as energy and petrochemicals, biotechnology, pharmaceuticals, biomedical, microelectronics, advanced materials and nanotechnology, and environmental management/remediation. Because chemical engineering affects many aspects of our day-to-day lives, there is a strong job market for chemical engineers.

Materials Engineering (MS)

Because everything we use is made of materials, materials engineering serves as the foundation for many engineering advances. Materials engineering graduate students will develop an in-depth knowledge of: mechanical properties, materials structure, materials thermodynamics, kinetics, and electrical, optical and magnetic properties of materials. Materials engineers are in demand and well equipped to adapt to changes in the job market. The starting salary range for Auburn materials engineers is $70,000 to $80,000.

Mechanical Engineering (MS)

Mechanical engineering at Auburn focuses on four general areas: Dynamics and systems, mechanics, design and manufacturing, and thermal science. It is the largest department in the College of Engineering and attracts prestigious research sponsorship from NASA, the U.S. Department of Defense, and a variety of industrial sponsors. Job opportunities for mechanical engineers exist in public utilities, the space program, and industries such as power, chemical, petroleum, automotive, biomedical, pharmaceutical, food, textile, and electronics.

Polymer and Fiber Engineering (MS)

Polymer and fiber engineering students understand and improve the structure, properties, and performance of polymeric materials, as well as their environmental relationships. Core courses in MS Polymer and Fiber Engineering focus on polymer and fiber structure, properties and processing, as well as mechanics of fibrous assemblies, coloration, and advances in polymer and fiber composites. Polymer and fiber engineering prepares students for careers in research and development, product development, process engineering, composite and polymer engineering, and quality assurance engineering.

Computer Science and Software Engineering (MS)

Computer scientists and software engineers design and develop software for the computer systems and networks that power today’s world. During your master’s degree you will aim to achieve excellence in areas such as software engineering, artificial intelligence, computer networks, operating systems, human/computer interaction, multimedia, or e-commerce to name a few. Graduates of software engineering are in high demand. Recent employers of Auburn graduates include Amazon, Apple, AT&T, ExxonMobil, Google, IBM, Intel, Lockheed Martin, and Microsoft.


College of Agriculture

Biosystems Engineering (MS)

Auburn biosystems engineering graduates apply engineering to the challenges and opportunities presented by living ecosystems and the natural environment. Biosystems engineering careers include design engineers, sales engineers, project managers, engineering managers, and research and development engineers. During your master’s, you can specialize in bioenergy and bioproducts engineering, precision agriculture and forestry, off-highway vehicle engineering, ecological engineering, or food and process engineering.



College of Education

Established in 1915, the College of Education has produced more than 31,000 alumni who are making a global impact in all 50 states and 35 countries. In 2015, U.S. News and World Report ranked our graduate programs at No. 76 nationally - in the top 25% of evaluated schools of education in the US. The College of Education is committed to preparing the next generation of educators, administrators, and human service professionals.

Early Childhood Education (MS)

Early childhood education students learn knowledge and best practices for teaching young children. Course work addresses areas of child development, curriculum emergence and development, developmentally appropriate practice, diversity, and advocacy.

Reading Education (MS)

The reading education program prepares reading specialists for the challenging work of applying scientific studies of reading to the critical work of helping struggling readers. You will be able to provide essential literacy tools for lifelong learning. The program includes courses that focus on evidence-based theory and practice-based scientific studies of reading.

English for Speakers of Other Languages (MEd)

MEd English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) includes course work in curriculum development and teaching methods, evaluation of teaching and learning, and identification and utilization of technological resources. Graduates are also required to complete an internship which provides a practical application related to ESOL education.

English Language Arts Education (MS)

The English language arts program centers on teaching English as principled practice. The program emphasizes understanding rhetoric and composition, understanding language variation and language standardization, teaching creative writing, and teaching canonical, multicultural, and young adult literature.

General Science Education (MS)

The general science education program addresses theory-based and pedagogical content, knowledge, and skills necessary to become an effective general science teacher. This program prepares science teachers to be reflective practitioners, exhibit professionalism, and promote equity, social justice, and diversity in the science classroom.

Music Education: Instrumental or Music Education: Vocal (MS)



The music education programs produce teachers with the capacity to create musical experiences that lead to appreciation for creation and performance, an understanding of the role of music in daily living, and opportunities to develop musical skills and knowledge for all children and adolescents. Digital technologies are used in all music education courses as means to develop the musician-teacher.

Foreign Language Education: French or Foreign Language Education: Spanish (MS)




The foreign language education master's degree strengthens professional educators' abilities and competencies to teach French or Spanish at secondary school level. You will extend your knowledge of research and best practices across the curriculum as well as your proficiency in your target language. You will have the pedagogical knowledge and skills you need to create effective instruction for learning second languages and cultures.

Business/Marketing Education (MS)

The role of a business/marketing educator is to deliver age-appropriate instruction in the theories and processes of business. Business education coursework prepares teachers to incorporate prevailing educational theories into practice. In addition to teaching business in secondary school and at community college level, our graduates have also been employed in the corporate world as trainers and in adult continuing education programs. The non-certification program prepares graduates for employment in the corporate world as trainers and in adult education programs. 

Agriscience Education (MS)

The agriscience education program prepares you to serve as highly qualified agriscience education teachers in secondary education. Coursework includes animal science, agricultural economics, agricultural mechanics, environmental science, and aquaculture. Professional education coursework includes planning for instruction, working with diverse learners as well as advising youth organizations, and evaluating agriscience education programs.


College of Liberal Arts

Master of Public Administration (MPA)

Make a difference in your community, your government, or your world with an Auburn MPA. The Master of Public Administration provides a generalist core education with the opportunity to specialize in election administration, global public administration and international non-profits, economic development, or you can create your own specialization based on your area of interest. The program combines coursework with practical internship experiences and you will graduate with options for careers in a variety of fields including government, nonprofit organizations, international aid, or community leadership.

Master of Community Planning (MCP)

The Community Planning Program at Auburn University is a professionally oriented master’s degree program that focuses on the skills that professional planners need for practice in an interactive and interdisciplinary environment. The centerpiece of the program is the opportunity for students and faculty to engage with underserved communities throughout Alabama and the Southeast through outreach, teaching, and engaged research. Through working on projects with communities throughout Alabama and the Southeast, students learn to help diverse and complex communities create and implement plans that improve and protect their quality of life, culture, resource base, built environment, natural environment, and economic vitality. The hallmark of the program is the opportunity for students to work with real clients, on real planning projects, in almost every class.


College of Science & Mathematics

Applied Mathematics (MS)

The Master of Applied Mathematics gives students a strong foundation in one of several fundamental areas of applied mathematics. The Department of Mathematics and Statistics has over 50 professors representing diverse areas of pure mathematics, applied mathematics, and statistics. Many of our faculty have obtained international recognition for their research and maintain applied research programs associated with several government and industrial laboratories.

The Master’s Accelerator Program for Applied Mathematics allows students to progress from the 1 term program with 6 graduate credits and the 2 term program with 12 graduate credits.

Master of Probability and Statistics (Non-Thesis)

The Master of Probability and Statistics (M.P.S.) is designed to provide a suitable mix of theoretical and applied background for students interested in a career in statistics. The curriculum provides students with the necessary technical, analytical, and interpretive skills required of professional statisticians while concentrating on education in the fundamentals of statistics and its interdisciplinary nature. M.P.S. students are required to complete a project that may involve statistical consulting, programming, and/or data analysis.

Master of Science in Statistics (Thesis)

The Master of Science in Statistics degree is designed to provide a suitable mix of theoretical and applied background for students interested in a career in statistics. The curriculum provides students with the necessary technical, analytical and interpretive skills required of professional statisticians while concentrating on education in the fundamentals of statistics and its interdisciplinary nature. Course offerings are structured to give students a variety of choices of specialization in order to pursue a career in academia, government or industry and/or further their pursuit of a Ph.D. degree in statistics. The student must complete and defend a thesis and obtain a passing score on the related oral examination.

Master of Science in Mathematics (Thesis)

The Master of Science in Mathematics develops students' content knowledge through coursework and provides the opportunity to delve deeper into an area of mathematics through the writing of a thesis. The student must complete and defend a thesis and obtain a passing score on the related oral examination.

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