Psychology - Positive Health Psychology, M.A. | Claremont Graduate University (CGU) | Claremont, United States
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Psychology - Positive Health Psychology

24 months
1980 USD/credit 47520 USD/year
1980 USD/credit 47520 USD/year
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Psychology - Positive Health Psychology from Claremont Graduate University (CGU) integrates your core professional education in psychology with a focus on this dynamic and growing field, which explores human well-being and the factors that contribute to it.


Psychology - Positive Health Psychology from Claremont Graduate University (CGU) investigates people who are physically and mentally healthy despite the presence of otherwise harmful physical, social, or environmental conditions. Offered jointly by the School of Community & Global Health and the Division of Behavioral & Organizational Sciences, this unique master’s program in positive health psychology explores the relationship of optimism and physical health, positive health behaviors, and the role social support and relationships play in maximizing health and well-being. 

You’ll gain a unique combination of insights applicable to a wide range of professional options, including managed care, mental health, and such federal agencies as the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the National Institutes of Health (NIH).

Program Highlights

  • Positive psychologists who are also competent in epidemiological and public health principles are well positioned for careers at managed care organizations, mental health departments, and federal agencies.
  • The proximity to local health departments in Los Angeles, San Bernardino and Riverside counties provides many employment and educational opportunities for students.
  • All students in the Division of Behavioral & Organizational Sciences who request financial aid receive some amount. DBOS also regularly hires students for paid teaching assistantships.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Epidemiology 
  • Advanced Topics in Positive Psychology
  • Health Behavior Program Development
  • Applied Multiple Regression
  • Research Methods 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


48 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
GRE admission requirements GRE®

Applicants who feel that their Grade Point Averages do not adequately represent their ability to succeed in a graduate program may find it helpful to submit GRE scores for consideration.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Application
    • $80 Application fee
    • Official transcripts (undergraduate/graduate)
    • Resume
    • English proficiency exam (international applicants only)
    • Copy of Passport
    • Affidavit of Financial Support
    • Financial Statement or Proof
    • Statement of purpose
    • Two letters of recommendation

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    47520 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1980 USD per credit during 24 months.
  • National

    47520 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1980 USD per credit during 24 months.

Living costs for Claremont

1100 - 1600 USD /month
Living costs

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