Positive Psychology

Complete Your Masters in Applied Positive Psychology

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Improve Your Community With A Master’s in Applied Positive Psychology (MAPP)

Be a force for good when you guide communities, organizations, and individuals to thrive by applying the positive practices you’ll learn from Hodges University. Non-profit and for-profit organizations alike will achieve success when they apply the theory and practical methods you recommend.

Why Choose Hodges U for a degree in Applied Positive Psychology?

Only 10 Courses

Offered 100% Online

Accredited University

Advance in Personal Development

Inspire and Influence Others

Institutional Job Placement Rate – 93%

Hottest Jobs in Positive Psychology

After completing our Master’s in Applied Positive Psychology (MAPP) program, you’re ready for engaging careers like:

Educational Administrator

Industrial or Organizational Consultant

Life Coach

Motivational Speaker

Human Resource Manager

Non-Profit Leadership

What Can I Do With A Master’s Degree In Applied Positive Psychology?

Hodges’ Master’s Degree in Applied Positive Psychology is designed as an economical and effective solution for individuals with bachelor’s degrees to advance in the business market. Positive psychology teaches the art and science of identifying and maximizing the best that human beings have to offer.

You’ll love Hodges U because we offer monthly course start dates which are both accelerated and comprehensive, allowing you to achieve your degree at your pace. By taking advantage of our monthly course start dates, you’ll be able to complete the program in only 10 months. Plus, we offer one of the highest rates of transfer credit acceptance. The MAPP degree is available completely online, offering you the flexibility you need to complete the program.

Course study will include subject matter such as:

  • Influencing self and others
  • Understanding of the context influencing motivation and inspiration
  • How to uncover and amplify human virtue
  • Practical, real-world experience that can be applied to your career

Additionally, you will develop enhanced expertise in oral and written communication, the ability to research and apply your research, develop creative solution-building techniques, and apply proven personal and professional expertise in maximizing strengths and virtues of yourself and others.

MSAPP Program and Degree Sequence   

Semester Hour Credit


Introduction to Positive Psychology, History, and Theory-Begin Thesis Project

3 Hours


Advanced Social Psychology

3 Hours



3 Hours


Research Methods in Positive Psychology Refine Thesis Project

3 Hours


Positive Psychology and Motivation

3 Hours


Positive Psychology and Leadership

3 Hours


Positive Psychology Applied to Administration/Supervision Skills

3 Hours


Thesis Project: Focus and Refine

3 Hours


Motivational Enhancement

3 Hours


Thesis Project Completion

3 Hours

Total Semester Hours Required for Graduation:    30

Inspire Others With Proven Scientific Methods In The Field Of Positive Psychology

Apply today. There’s no-obligation to start the program, and one of our admissions coordinators will help you take the next step.

What is the Applied Positive Psychology Career Outlook?

Earn a degree with a wide range of usability. The Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that the Job Outlook for Psychology is anticipated to grow 14% from 2016-2026.


Use your relationship and interpersonal skills to achieve more when you learn how to apply practical methods learned in our Master’s degree program.

Make a Difference. Apply Today.

Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) Code: 42.2813

Johanna Rocha - Applied Psychology

Career goal: 
I want to work as a counselor once I complete a master’s degree in clinical mental health counseling. I want to work with people who have experienced domestic violence and any kind of trauma in their lifetime.

Tell us a little about yourself and your life:
I am originally from Colombia. I moved here in 2011, and I did not know any English when I arrived. I enrolled in the English as a Second Language (ESL) program at Hodges, which I completed in 2012. I am currently pursuing my bachelor’s degree full time while also working a full-time job. My education is one of the most important things in my life. I work as hard as I do because I want to be able to help people in need.

What are your hobbies/extracurricular activities?
I like to exercise in my free time. I have a love for shoes, and I enjoy reading and listening to music. I also am an avid soccer and basketball fan!

What has been your favorite class at Hodges University? My favorite class so far has been Assessments and Case Management with Professor Enslen. I feel like this class gave me a plethora of knowledge and skills, which I found very useful not only in my future career, but in my personal and professional life.

Who are some of your favorite professors and why?
My favorite professors include Professor Enslen, Professor Garcia, Professor Calderin, Professor Olivares, Professor Caroline Hofmann, and Professor McCue. Professor Enslen is a very compassionate and challenging professor. Professor Garcia is very knowledgeable. Professor Calderin really believes in her students and is encouraging throughout the entire course. Professor Olivares offers real-life knowledge and examples of the work he does in the field. Professor Caroline Hofmann is practical and realistic in the way she teaches and shares information, and Professor McCue believed in me and my writing when I didn’t believe in myself.

What is the biggest challenge you have faced and how did you overcome it? 
The biggest challenge has been the language barrier. Coming to this country and not knowing any English was a huge challenge; however, I overcame it with my passion and desire to succeed.

What does receiving a degree at Hodges mean to you? 
It would mean the world to me and would be a dream come true. It would solidify all of my hard work and sacrifice.

What is one piece of advice you would give to students who are considering Hodges University? 
This school is helpful to its students and offers a great deal of support and resources. My advice to any student coming to Hodges would be to utilize the resources that are offered to you and you will succeed. Be dedicated and passionate with your studies and do not give up on yourself.

Let's Do This! Create A Fulfilling Career. Choose Hodges U.

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