What types of students benefit most from the academic perspective offered in the MAAP programs? 

Students entering the MAAP programs speak fluent Mandarin and have an interest in psychology, and in particular with applying psychological theory to a professional context. Ideal fits for the program include those who are planning to systematically gain psychological knowledge or contribute to related fields after graduation from the program. Students who are currently involved in psychology-related education or careers are also a fit for the program if they wish to further their education to the next level. 

Do I need to have a psychology BA to apply to the MA program? 

Yes, or an equivalent BA or BS degree. 

For what kind of career does the MAAP program prepare me?  

It is expected that many of the graduates from the MAAP program will continue working in their established fields as coaches, psychotherapists, social workers, psychologists, counselors, consultants, activists, organizers, leaders, teachers, researchers, nurses, physicians, or lawyers, or in fields related to personal development. Some who are entrepreneurially inclined may use their education as the basis for becoming consultants, writers, speakers, or workshop leaders. A few may go into academic teaching or research and publication.  

Does the MAAP degree have an in-person option?  

No. It is currently only offered online at this time. We do offer optional meetups for students, advisors, and faculty at periodic intervals, however, to provide a sense of community and professional networking. These are entirely optional. 

Can I attend part-time?  

Yes, the program is available for both full-time and part-time students and is structured in a way that is workable for parents and working professionals.    

What are the application procedures?  

The admissions process unfolds as follows: After all application materials have been received, the applicant’s file is forwarded to the MAAP Admissions Committee. An interview follows for those who are under further consideration, and thereafter we respond with a final decision. 

When will I get a reply, once I have applied?  

After all application materials have been obtained and the application is complete, including the interview, a response will be forthcoming within two to four weeks. 

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