The USC MS in Applied Psychology program (MAPP) delivers innovative, contemporary coursework in key areas of organizational and consumer psychology to help you master the psychology that fosters  organizational success. Designed for career-minded individuals, our unique program equips graduates to speak to business challenges through the language and tools of psychology.

Our graduates pursue wide range of careers like learning and development, user experience (UX), diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI), consumer insights, and organizational consulting.

As part of a top 25 institution, our program features a strong support network of experienced faculty, staff, and dedicated enrollment advisors to promote a smooth educational experience from application to graduation.

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One MAPP, Infinite Possibilities

Applied Curriculum

Our unique curriculum prepares students for business. The program trains students to use science and research to improve the lives of employees and consumers.

Innovative Faculty

Our distinguished faculty know what it means to apply psychology to business as consultants, start-up founders, and fortune 100 companies.

Global Experiences

MAPP offers optional opportunities to foster a 21st century global mindset with offerings such as our Spring Break trip to Dubai and our Dublin Summer Internship Program.

Diverse Student Body

The students come to campus each year from around the country and the world. The diversity in our program assures students will be challenged by their peers as well as by their instructors.

MAPP Trojan Network

Our program includes over 900 MAPP alumni spread out across the world. Our alumni network has a long history of involvement with current students providing professional advice and career opportunities.

Experiential Learning

Psychology theory comes to life through team-based projects. Our program provides several opportunities where students use psychology to help Fortune 500 companies solve diverse problems.