Master of Applied Positive Psychology admission requirements
Applicants to the Master of Applied Positive Psychology program must have completed
a bachelor's degree in psychology, counseling, education, social work or nursing from
a regionally accredited institution.
Bachelor's degrees in other specialty areas will be considered on a case-by-case basis.
MAPP program applicants must have a 3.0 GPA (B average) or better.
In order to ensure that program courses are taught at the highest possible level,
applicants without a major or minor in psychology must have completed, prior to admission,
at a bachelor's level or above, the following courses:
- Introduction to Psychology
- Any intermediate/advanced psychology course*
*Courses in related fields such as public health, wellness, and health behavior change
may also fulfill this prerequisite.
Information for international students
PCOM fully online courses are not open to applicants who are not U.S. citizens or
permanent residents for the 2022-2023 academic year.
In accordance with the March 2020 guidance, new or Initial F-1 and M-1 students who
were not previously enrolled in a program of study on March 9, 2020, will not be able
to enter the United States as a nonimmigrant student for the 2022-23 academic year
if their course of study is 100 percent online. Consistent with this guidance, PCOM
cannot issue a Form I-20, “Certificate of Eligibility for Nonimmigrant Student Status,”
for a student in new or Initial status who is outside of the United States for courses
operating fully online.
Please Note: Due to international regulations, and restrictions by the State of California, foreign
national/international candidates and California residents are not eligible to enroll
in PCOM online programs.