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Tuition and Fees

Special announcement for the MAPP 2021-2022 year: In fall 2020, the MAPP program successfully transitioned from a hybrid delivery to an all-online model due to the COVID-19 pandemic. For 2021-2022, we have decided that the MAPP program will also be delivered 100% online. Please visit our MAPP 2021 Fall Announcement page to learn more about our commitment to delivering an accessible, world-class education in positive psychology.

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

*Subject to change

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.

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.