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Faculty Bios

Each year, we invite world-class researchers and practitioners from around the world to provide instruction for the Master of Applied Positive Psychology program. Together, faculty from the University of Pennsylvania and other preeminent leaders in positive psychology gather to offer students the very best education in the field.

Principal faculty members from the Positive Psychology Center at the University of Pennsylvania

Zellerbach Family Professor of Psychology, University of Pennsylvania; Founding Director, Positive Psychology Center

Director of Education and Senior Scholar, Positive Psychology Center

Assistant Professor of Psychology, University of Pennsylvania

Research Associate, Positive Psychology Center, University of Pennsylvania

Current and former instructors

Professor of Psychology, Yale University

Associate Professor of Psychology, Swarthmore College; Codirector of the Penn Resiliency Project, University of Pennsylvania

Associate Professor of Management, The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania

Professor of Psychology, University of Virginia

Licensed Clinical Psychologist, private practice

Dorwin Cartwright Professor of Social Theory and Social Action, Swarthmore College

Capstone projects


The capstone project is a culminating experience, allowing you to integrate and apply what you've learned during the program.

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Admissions and Eligibility

Admission to the master's program is highly selective. Learn more about applicant qualifications.

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Courses and Curriculum

Courses and Curriculum

History, theory, research and professional application—completed in one year of full-time study.

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