Degrees offered

We currently offer two degree options in Positive Developmental Psychology.  Click on the links for specific program requirements.

Follow this link for general information about the M.A. program.


Core Faculty

Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi Jeanne Nakamura
Co-Director Co-Director


 Tiffany Berry Kendall Bronk

Click here to see a complete list of faculty in developmental psychology

Financial Aid

Generous gifts to Claremont Graduate University have made it possible for us to realize our mission of making high-quality graduate education more accessible to a diverse group of students. We are happy to report that all Positive Developmental Psychology students who request financial aid receive fellowships. In addition, significant increases in faculty research funding have resulted in a substantial increase in the number of stipends and the amount of tuition remission support we are able to provide. DBOS also regularly hires students for paid teaching assistantships. The CGU Office of Student Financing assists students with finding work study positions, private scholarships, and government loans. At the time a student is offered admission to one of our graduate programs, DBOS faculty contact students to discuss the details of their financial aid package.


Transfer Policy

We have a very generous transfer-of-units policy for students who have already earned a Master's degree from another institution. Students in the Ph.D. program, who have completed a M.A. degree elsewhere, may transfer up to 24 units of relevant coursework.


For More Information

To make a phone appointment or arrange a visit to campus, please call us at (909) 621 - 8084 or email