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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Fast facts

51 - Number of students in the current cohort
47
Number of students in the current cohort
10 - Number of countries represented by students
6
Number of countries represented by students
38 - Average age of the current MAPP student
34
Average age of the current MAPP student
489 - Number of alumni in the MAPP network
489
Number of alumni in the MAPP network

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 Info Sessions

Information sessions

On-campus
Thursday, 
Nov. 7, 2019, 5:30 – 7 p.m.

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Virtual
Thursday, Dec. 5, 2019, 5 – 6 p.m.

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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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