Master of Applied Positive Psychology

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MAPP

The first in the world, and always ahead of the curve

Rapidly becoming one of psychology’s most transformative fields, positive psychology is the scientific study of the strengths that enable humans and organizations to flourish. The Master of Applied Positive Psychology (MAPP) program at the University of Pennsylvania was the first in the world to offer a degree in this rigorous field of study. Dr. Seligman, founder of the discipline of positive psychology, along with leading researchers and practitioners educate students at the cutting edge of the field.

Our program's hybrid model allows you to explore the theory and practice of positive psychology without relocating to Philadelphia, so you can continue working full-time. The low-residency format consists of 10 required on-site visits to the University of Pennsylvania campus in Philadelphia, where students and faculty gather for intensive weekends of learning and networking. Whether you are a credentialed professional seeking to transform your workplace or career or are building a foundation for further graduate study, the MAPP curriculum allows you to apply the topics most relevant to your interests and goals.

We look forward to speaking with you about the exciting opportunities at MAPP.

Make a difference in the world with the science of well-being

Hear from program staff, alumni and current students about how the Master of Applied Positive Psychology creates a unique community that comes together to learn the theory and tools of positive psychology and enables immediate change in the lives around us.

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Faculty Bios

Applied Positive Psychology faculty

Dr. Martin Seligman is the founder of positive psychology, and one of the many outstanding members of the MAPP faculty team.

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MAPP in the news

MAPP in the news

Explore the intersection of neuroscience and positive psychology with Dr. Allyson Mackey.

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Student & Alumni Stories

Student & alumni stories

“Coming to Penn was one of the best decisions I ever made because it shaped the trajectory of my life.”
- Eunbit Hwang, MAPP '14

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LPS News

  • A farm for the community
    Johanna Rosen (MES ’13) founded Mill Creek Farm, a nonprofit educational farm in the heart of Philadelphia. Now she helps other farmers secure affordable land. More >
  • The seeds of biodiversity
    Read how Tom Brightman (MES ’10), Longwood Garden's Land Stewardship Manager, is taking the lead on green initiatives and endeavors in sustainability. More >

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