Master of Applied Positive Psychology (MAPP)

University of Pennsylvania
United States
Master's Degree
Study mode
1 year
Tuition fee (local)
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Tuition fee (foreign)
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Entry Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with a minimum 3.0 grade point average.  International students with a three year bachelor's degree should make sure that their degree is the equivalent of a four year degree in the U.S. 
  • Three letters of recommendation from faculty, supervisors, or professional colleagues addressing academic abilities and professional achievement
  • Performance on the Graduate Record Exam
  • TOEFL scores for non-native speakers of English.


  • An introduction to the research, theory, and intellectual history of positive psychology.
  • A methodology course exploring the valid and reliable assessment of positive emotions, character strengths, and meaning in life.
  • An investigation into the theoretical, empirical, and experiential nature of positive interventions.
  • An examination of four perspectives on human flourishing.
  • A service-learning course in which students study the applied work of master positive psychology practitioners and create positive psychology applications for non-profit organizations.
  • An exploration of positive psychology applications in coaching, clinical and other relational settings.
  • An exploration of positive psychology, appreciative inquiry, and positive organizational scholarship in traditional and social business settings.
  • An exploration of integrating culture and science to support the deeper understanding and more effective cultivation of human flourishing.
  • An independent project that integrates what the student has learned in the MAPP program and advances the application of positive psychology. This course is taken in the Summer semester and has no on-site course requirements.

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