The following are degree-granting programs in positive psychology offered by accredited institutions around the world.  New programs have been appearing regularly over the past 10 years, so this list is not likely to be exhaustive.  If you are affiliated with a program that should be considered for inclusion here, please contact us.

Post-Graduate Level

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Aarhus University

Master of Positive Psychology 

Aarhus & Copenhagen, Denmark



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Bucks New University

Master of Science (MSc) Applied Positive Psychology

Buckinghamshire, United Kingdom


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Claremont Graduate University

Programs in Positive Developmental Psychology, Organizational Psychology, Health Psychology, and Human Resource Development

Claremont, CA, United States


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North-West University

Master of Arts in Positive Psychology (MAPP)

Potchefstroom, South Africa



University of Lisbon

Executive Master in Applied Positive Psychology

Lisbon, Portugal


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University of Pennsylvania

Master of Applied Positive Psychology (MAPP)

Philadelphia, PA, United States






Anglia Ruskin University

Master of Science (MSc) Applied Positive Psychology

Paris, France and Cambridge, UK



Chilean Institute of Positive Psychology

Master in Positive Psychotherapy (MPSP) & Master in Positive Coaching (MPC)

Santiago, Chile


IE University

Executive Master in Positive Leadership and Strategy (EXMPLS)

Madrid, Spain


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University of East London

MSc Applied Positive Psychology

London, United Kingdom



University of Melbourne

Master of Applied Positive Psychology 

Parkville, Victoria, Australia


Doctoral Programs

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Claremont Graduate University

Ph.D. Positive Developmental Psychology & Ph.D. Positive Organizational Psychology

Claremont, CA, United States

Individual Faculty

Many students choose to enroll in other degree programs (e.g., other disciplines within psychology such as clinical or organizational, education doctoral programs, business / organizational Ph.D. programs, etc.) but focus their research on topics within those programs that might be considered positive psychology.  To explore such options, prospective doctoral students interested in positive psychology are encouraged to contact researchers in the field with whom they would like to work.