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Tuition and Fees

Special announcement for the 2022-23 MAPP year: We are currently working to make a decision on the format of the MAPP program for the 2022-23 academic year. As a global program, with approximately 30% of each class coming from outside the U.S., it is important that we ensure travel to campus is safe for everyone before returning to a hybrid model with on-campus classes. We also need to ensure we are following Penn’s COVID policies, as well as the public health guidelines of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and the U.S. Please check back here in early 2022 for an official announcement. Thank you for your patience.

Your tuition in the Master of Applied Positive Psychology Program at the University of Pennsylvania is calculated at a per semester rate. Tuition is based on the program schedule at the rates listed in the table below.

All tuition and fee charges are subject to the approval of the Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania and may change without notice.

Tuition and Fee Rates for Master of Applied Positive Psychology Program Students

Fall 2021 - Summer 2022 Tuition and Fee Rates

Fall 2021 4 $29,128 $2,130 $1,776 $33,034
Spring 2022 4 $29,128 N/A $1,776 $30,904
Summer 2022 1 $7,282 N/A $442** $7,724

Fee definitions

  • Program fee: The program fee is a one-time charge in the fall semester only and covers program activities specific to Master of Applied Positive Psychology students.
  • General fee: A General Fee is assessed to all undergraduate, graduate, and professional students, and directly funds Penn's non-instructional student support services. The General Fee for full-time students provides them with full access to a wide variety of services and resources, including counseling and wellness, multicultural resource centers, student activities, recreation and fitness, career services, learning support, and much more.

*Academic credit is defined by the University of Pennsylvania as a course unit (c.u.). A course unit (c.u.) is a general measure of academic work over a period of time, typically a term (semester or summer). A c.u. (or a fraction of a c.u.) represents different types of academic work across different types of academic programs and is the basic unit of progress toward a degree. One c.u. is usually converted to a four-semester-hour course.

**Subject to change

Program format

Learn more abot MAPP's innovative hybrid program delivery model.

Am I eligible to apply?

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

Courses and curriculum

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