Master of Applied Positive Psychology


Admission Requirements

Applicants to the Master of Applied Positive Psychology (MAPP) 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

  • Research/Statistics

  • Abnormal Psychology/Psychopathology

Your application will be processed and assessed by the Faculty Committee on Admissions only after the receipt of:

  • Three letters of recommendation

  • A general autobiographical statement explaining your interest in this academic program as it relates to your career goals (in 500 words or less) 

  • Writing sample (preferably graded)

Official college transcripts from all colleges/universities schools attended must be sent directly to:

Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine

Office of Admissions

4170 City Avenue

Philadelphia, PA 19131

We will accept electronic transcripts via mail, eScript and/or Parchment Services and National Student Clearinghouse.

Letters of Recommendation can be submitted through PCOM's application portal or sent directly to PCOM Admissions in PDF format to

Additional Eligibility Requirements

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.