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An MA in Happiness Studies is a degree that is capturing a lot of attention, and Centenary University is offering this online graduate degree with one of the world’s leading experts, Dr. Tal Ben-Shahar of the Happiness Academy.

Centenary University’s Master of Arts (M.A.) in Happiness Studies is designed to prepare students to advance into supervisory and management positions in any career field. We conveniently offer an online-only option for this 30-credit program.

Dr. Tal Ben-Shahar is an internationally renowned teacher and author in the fields of happiness and leadership. After graduating from Harvard with a BA in Philosophy and Psychology and a Ph.D. in Organizational Behavior, Tal taught two of the most popular courses in Harvard’s history: Positive Psychology and The Psychology of Leadership. He then taught Happiness Studies at Columbia University. A prolific writer, Tal’s books have appeared on best-sellers lists around the world and have been translated into more than 30 languages.

Dr. Tal Ben-Shahar consults and lectures to executives in multinational corporations, educational institutions, and the general public. Topics include leadership, education, ethics, happiness, self-esteem, resilience, goal setting and mindfulness. He is the co-founder of the Happiness Studies Academy, as well as the creator and instructor of the Certificate in Happiness Studies and the Happier School programs. Click here to see testimonials.

Check out the MA in Happiness Studies for course listings. Ready to apply? Apply Now!

A Fit for Your Career

Centenary’s Happiness Studies students come from a variety of fields, including:

  • Human Resources
  • Educators and Administrators
  • Private-sector Leadership and Managers
  • Non-profit Leadership and Managers


At Centenary, we are looking for students who are strong leaders and communicators — not test-takers. We don’t require GRE or GMAT scores for admission. To apply for our program, you will need:

  • A bachelor’s degree
  • Official transcripts from all colleges and universities attended
  • A minimum undergraduate GPA of 2.5

If you are ready to lead, we are ready to show you how. Apply now!

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