Joining Forces with UPENN Masters of Applied Positive Psychology Program
Penn’s innovative MAPP program, the first in the world and still the only one in the US to teach the principles of applied positive psychology, allows students to earn a world-class graduate degree without interrupting their careers. Created under the leadership of Dr. Martin Seligman (Faculty Director and positive psychology founder) and Dr. James Pawelski (Director), the MAPP program opened its doors in the fall of 2005, and presents an extraordinary opportunity for students from diverse backgrounds to become actively involved in a cutting-edge and growing area of study.
The program benefits from the hands-on involvement of interdisciplinary scholars who are innovators in ground- breaking applied research in the field. Classes are taught by Dr. Seligman and other leading figures and are held
on campus one weekend each month. In the intervening weeks, classes are taught via a variety of distance-learning methods, making the program accessible to students choosing to work full time and living across the US and around the world. The program trains students in the history, theory and basic research methods of positive psychology and in the application of positive psychology in various professional settings.