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Auckland / Palmerston North / Wellington Courses – 2024 Semester 1: Feb – Jun

If you have questions about the academics or courses available on this program, locate the Program Advisor to schedule an advising appointment or email them your questions directly.

Studying abroad can be a more meaningful and invigorating learning experience than at home—both inside and outside of the classroom. You may be more curious and alert than you usually are so use this heightened energy to enhance your studies as well as your cultural and geographical explorations. You may also encounter different teaching styles and course processes; be prepared to adapt and to learn.


USAC's partnership with Massey University provides you with a wide array of academic options at the undergraduate and graduate level. You will take regular university classes alongside local students. You are required to enroll in the equivalency of at least 12 US credits per semester. Qualified students also have the opportunity to enroll in a credit-bearing internship in the field of communication and media. Courses are subject to availability and approval of prerequisites which are determined by Massey University. Massey University is AACSB accredited.

Fields of Study at Massey University:

College of Creative Arts

  • Art and Design Studies
  • Creative Media Production
  • Fashion Design
  • Fine Arts
  • Industrial Design
  • Photography
  • Spatial Design
  • Textile Design
  • Visual and Material Culture
  • Visual Communication Design

College of Health

  • Food Technology*
  • Genetics
  • Health
  • Health Sciences
  • Human Development
  • Medical Laboratory Science
  • Nutritional Science*
  • Physiology
  • Social Policy
  • Social Work
  • Speech and Language Therapy
  • Sport and Exercise Science*

College of Humanities and Social Sciences

  • Chinese
  • Classical Studies
  • Defense and Strategic Studies
  • Development Studies
  • English
  • Geography
  • History
  • Humanities Social Sciences
  • Linguistics
  • Maori Studies
  • Philosophy
  • Political Science
  • Psychology
  • Religious Studies
  • Social Anthropology
  • Sociology
  • Spanish

College of Sciences

  • Agricultural Engineering
  • Agronomy
  • Animal Science
  • Biochemistry
  • Biology
  • Building and Construction
  • Chemistry
  • Computer Science*
  • Earth Science
  • Ecology
  • Electronics and Info Engineering
  • Engineering
  • Environmental Science
  • Equine Science
  • Horticulture
  • Information Technology*
  • Mathematics*
  • Mechatronics and Automation Engineering
  • Nanoscience
  • Natural Resource Management
  • Natural Sciences
  • Physics
  • Plant Biology
  • Plant Health
  • Process Engineering
  • Resource and Environmental Planning
  • Soil Science
  • Statistics*
  • Zoology

Massey Business School

  • Accounting*
  • Agribusiness
  • Aviation Studies
  • Business
  • Business Law
  • Communication and Journalism*
  • Economics*
  • Finance*
  • Human Resource Management*
  • Information Systems
  • Logistics and Supply Chain Management*
  • Management*
  • Marketing
  • Media Studies
  • Property Studies
  • Retail

* = graduate-level coursework available


Massey offers credit-bearing internships in the fields of communications, media studies, and journalism. Application for these internships is restricted to seniors with a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher who are majoring in communications, public relations, advertising, media studies or a related field.

Course Descriptions

To obtain course syllabi, click on the link(s) below and follow the prompts to specific course information. Please contact the USAC Advising department if you have difficulty finding the information.

Quick Details

2023-24 Application Cycle

  • Semester 2 (Jul-Nov): Open
    • Deadline: April 1
  • Semester 1 (Feb-Jun 2024): Opens Dec 1
    • Deadline: Oct 1


Minimum GPA: 2.75

Minimum class standing: Sophomore

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Program Capacity

30 students



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