Mastering Happiness - Introducing the MA in

Happiness Studies
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Studies - The Science of Wellbeing

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Examine how to become an effective leader through fostering inner harmony, and navigating a path towards purpose, inner peace and healing.


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Mastering Happiness
Introducing the MA in Happiness Studies

Join Dr. Tal Ben-Shahar to learn about the world's first Master of Arts in Happiness Studies -
The Science of Wellbeing

Wednesday, March 13

2PM (New York, USA time)

Join us as we focus on unlocking the keys to purposeful and empowered leadership.


Uncover the essential elements that make an effective leader. Learn how fostering inner harmony can be the cornerstone of your leadership journey, paving the way for purpose, inner peace, and healing.


Join us on this insightful journey to understand how leaders can balance the demands of a dynamic work environment while fostering personal wellbeing and self-care.

Explore the role of resilience in maintaining inner peace through challenges and setbacks.

The Certificate in Happiness Studies:
A Path to Personal and Collective Wellbeing

  • CiHS is a year-long online academic course created and delivered by Dr. Tal Ben-Shahar (includes pre-recorded lectures and LIVE webinars)
  • 100% Online educational program; It can be accessed anywhere, at any time!
  • It is comprised of 2 semesters, with 40 pre-recorded lectures & 2-3 hours of study recommended per lecture. Over the course of the year, a one-hour lecture is released every Monday. (4 lectures of 15 minutes each week)
  • The program provides the knowledge and the tools to generate HAPPINESS on the individual, interpersonal, organizational and national levels.
  • As a graduate, you can monetize by conducting workshops, creating “Happier Centers,” assuming Chief Happiness Officer, joining the HSA business club, and more.
  • Delivered in English, Spanish, Portuguese, Hebrew, Japanese, Chinese & Vietnamese.

Join February 6, 2024 Cohort

Register now

Dream Big! Watch the HSA Experience

Potential Career Path
Researcher · Consultant · Coach · Policy Analyst · Educator

Graduates of the Certificate in Happiness Studies program may pursue a variety of careers, leveraging their interests and skills:.

In business, the principles of happiness studies can enhance an organization’s competitive advantage by creating a positive work culture that highlights employee wellbeing. This has been shown to increase productivity, creativity, and job satisfaction, and reduce absenteeism and turnover.

In education, incorporating happiness into the curriculum or using happiness-based teaching methods can improve student engagement, motivation, and academic performance.

In the social services, happiness interventions and trainings can be useful tools to help individuals overcome mental health challenges and improve their overall wellbeing.

Join us as we focus on unlocking the keys to purposeful and empowered leadership.


Uncover the essential elements that make an effective leader. Learn how fostering inner harmony can be the cornerstone of your leadership journey, paving the way for purpose, inner peace, and healing.


Join us on this insightful journey to understand how leaders can balance the demands of a dynamic work environment while fostering personal wellbeing and self-care.

Explore the role of resilience in maintaining inner peace through challenges and setbacks.

The Certificate in Happiness Studies is an excellent opportunity to deepen your understanding of the science of happiness and positive psychology and gain practical tools and strategies to improve your own wellbeing and that of others.

The Certificate in Happiness Studies:
A Path to Personal and Collective Wellbeing

  • CiHS is a year-long online academic course created and delivered by Dr. Tal Ben-Shahar (includes pre-recorded lectures and LIVE webinars)
  • 100% Online educational program; It can be accessed anywhere, at any time!
  • It is comprised of 2 semesters, with 40 pre-recorded lectures & 2-3 hours of study recommended per lecture. Over the course of the year, a one-hour lecture is released every Monday. (4 lectures of 15 minutes each week)
  • The program provides the knowledge and the tools to generate HAPPINESS on the individual, interpersonal, organizational and national levels.
  • As a graduate, you can monetize by conducting workshops, creating “Happier Centers,” assuming Chief Happiness Officer, joining the HSA business club, and more.
  • Delivered in English, Spanish, Portuguese, Hebrew, Japanese, Chinese & Vietnamese.

Join February 6, 2024 Cohort

Register now

Dream Big! Watch the HSA Experience

Potential Career Path
Researcher · Consultant · Coach · Policy Analyst · Educator

Graduates of the Certificate in Happiness Studies program may pursue a variety of careers, leveraging their interests and skills:.

In business, the principles of happiness studies can enhance an organization’s competitive advantage by creating a positive work culture that highlights employee wellbeing. This has been shown to increase productivity, creativity, and job satisfaction, and reduce absenteeism and turnover.

In education, incorporating happiness into the curriculum or using happiness-based teaching methods can improve student engagement, motivation, and academic performance.

In the social services, happiness interventions and trainings can be useful tools to help individuals overcome mental health challenges and improve their overall wellbeing.

Join us as we focus on unlocking the keys to purposeful and empowered leadership.


Uncover the essential elements that make an effective leader. Learn how fostering inner harmony can be the cornerstone of your leadership journey, paving the way for purpose, inner peace, and healing.


Join us on this insightful journey to understand how leaders can balance the demands of a dynamic work environment while fostering personal wellbeing and self-care.

Explore the role of resilience in maintaining inner peace through challenges and setbacks.

The Certificate in Happiness Studies is an excellent opportunity to deepen your understanding of the science of happiness and positive psychology and gain practical tools and strategies to improve your own wellbeing and that of others.

The Certificate in Happiness Studies:
A Path to Personal and Collective Wellbeing

  • CiHS is a year-long online academic course created and delivered by Dr. Tal Ben-Shahar (includes pre-recorded lectures and LIVE webinars)
  • 100% Online educational program; It can be accessed anywhere, at any time!
  • It is comprised of 2 semesters, with 40 pre-recorded lectures & 2-3 hours of study recommended per lecture. Over the course of the year, a one-hour lecture is released every Monday. (4 lectures of 15 minutes each week)
  • The program provides the knowledge and the tools to generate HAPPINESS on the individual, interpersonal, organizational and national levels.
  • As a graduate, you can monetize by conducting workshops, creating “Happier Centers,” assuming Chief Happiness Officer, joining the HSA business club, and more.
  • Delivered in English, Spanish, Portuguese, Hebrew, Japanese, Chinese & Vietnamese.

Join February 6, 2024 Cohort

Register now

Dream Big! Watch the HSA Experience

Potential Career Path
Researcher · Consultant · Coach · Policy Analyst · Educator

Graduates of the Certificate in Happiness Studies program may pursue a variety of careers, leveraging their interests and skills:.

In business, the principles of happiness studies can enhance an organization’s competitive advantage by creating a positive work culture that highlights employee wellbeing. This has been shown to increase productivity, creativity, and job satisfaction, and reduce absenteeism and turnover.

In education, incorporating happiness into the curriculum or using happiness-based teaching methods can improve student engagement, motivation, and academic performance.

In the social services, happiness interventions and trainings can be useful tools to help individuals overcome mental health challenges and improve their overall wellbeing.

Join us for an engaging live webinar with Dr. Tal Ben-Shahar, a world-renowned expert in happiness & the psychology of leadership.

What are some simple, yet effective, strategies to maintain positivity and wellbeing in challenging situations?

The principles of happiness studies have a universal appeal, offering valuable insights for improving daily life across diverse backgrounds. Simple yet profound strategies, such as cultivating gratitude, practicing mindfulness, and fostering positive relationships, can significantly enhance positivity and wellbeing, even in tough times.

The Certificate in Happiness Studies is an excellent opportunity to deepen your understanding of the science of happiness and positive psychology and gain practical tools and strategies to improve your own wellbeing and that of others.

The Certificate in Happiness Studies:
A Path to Personal and Collective Wellbeing

  • CiHS is a year-long online academic course created and delivered by Dr. Tal Ben-Shahar (includes pre-recorded lectures and LIVE webinars)
  • 100% Online educational program; It can be accessed anywhere, at any time!
  • It is comprised of 2 semesters, with 40 pre-recorded lectures & 2-3 hours of study recommended per lecture. Over the course of the year, a one-hour lecture is released every Monday. (4 lectures of 15 minutes each week)
  • The program provides the knowledge and the tools to generate HAPPINESS on the individual, interpersonal, organizational and national levels.
  • As a graduate, you can monetize by conducting workshops, creating “Happier Centers,” assuming Chief Happiness Officer, joining the HSA business club, and more.
  • Delivered in English, Spanish, Portuguese, Hebrew, Japanese, Chinese & Vietnamese.


Join February 6, 2024 Cohort

Register now

Dream Big! Watch the HSA Experience

Potential Career Path
Researcher · Consultant · Coach · Policy Analyst · Educator

Graduates of the Certificate in Happiness Studies program may pursue a variety of careers, leveraging their interests and skills:

In business, the principles of happiness studies can enhance an organization’s competitive advantage by creating a positive work culture that highlights employee wellbeing. This has been shown to increase productivity, creativity, and job satisfaction, and reduce absenteeism and turnover.

In education, incorporating happiness into the curriculum or using happiness-based teaching methods can improve student engagement, motivation, and academic performance.

In social services, happiness interventions and trainings can be useful tools to help individuals overcome mental health challenges and improve their overall wellbeing.

The Master of Arts in Happiness Studies - The Science of Wellbeing

  • The MA is fully accredited (Middle States Commission on Higher Education)
  • 100% Online (delivered in English)
  • Eligibility requirements: Bachelor's degree in any subject
  • Next Cohort Opens: April 29, 2024

20 month-long Program * 30 Credits * 1000+ hours of study

Become the leader that the world needs right now.



In business, the principles of happiness studies can enhance an organization’s competitive advantage by creating a positive work culture that highlights employee wellbeing. This has been shown to increase productivity, creativity, and job satisfaction, and reduce absenteeism and turnover.

In education, incorporating happiness into the curriculum or using happiness-based teaching methods can improve student engagement, motivation, and academic performance.

In the social services field, happiness interventions and trainings can be useful tools to help individuals overcome mental health challenges and improve their overall wellbeing.

This degree is offered in partnership with Centenary University. 
Centenary University has a 150-year tradition of providing high-quality liberal arts and professional studies while helping students gain the skills and connections they need to prosper in today's world.


Dream Big! Watch the HSA Experience

The Master of Arts in Happiness Studies - The Science of Wellbeing

  • The MA is fully accredited (Middle States Commission on Higher Education)
  • 100% online (delivered in English)
  • Eligibility requirements: Bachelor's degree in any subject
  • Next Cohort Opens: April 29, 2024

20 month-long Program * 30 Credits * 1000+ hours of study

Become the leader that the world needs right now.


In business, the principles of happiness studies can enhance an organization’s competitive advantage by creating a positive work culture that highlights employee wellbeing. This has been shown to increase productivity, creativity, and job satisfaction, and reduce absenteeism and turnover.

In education, incorporating happiness into the curriculum or using happiness-based teaching methods can improve student engagement, motivation, and academic performance.

In the social services, happiness interventions and trainings can be useful tools to help individuals overcome mental health challenges and improve their overall wellbeing.

This degree is offered in partnership with Centenary University. 
Centenary University has a 150-year tradition of providing high-quality liberal arts and professional studies while helping students gain the skills and connections they need to prosper in today's world.

Dream Big! Watch the HSA Experience

Learn directly from the world's leading expert in happiness and positive psychology!

Dr. Tal Ben-Shahar

Co-founder of the Happiness Studies Academy, creator and instructor of the Certificate in Happiness Studies.

An internationally renowned lecturer and author in the fields of happiness and leadership. Tal taught two of the most popular courses in Harvard University's history, Positive Psychology and the Psychology of Leadership. His books have appeared on best-sellers lists around the world and have been translated into more than 30 languages.

Tal 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.

Learn directly from the world's leading expert in happiness and positive psychology!

Dr. Tal Ben-Shahar

Co-founder of the Happiness Studies Academy, creator and instructor of the Certificate in Happiness Studies

An internationally renowned lecturer and author in the fields of happiness and leadership. Tal taught two of the most popular courses in Harvard University's history, Positive Psychology and the Psychology of Leadership. His books have appeared on best-sellers lists around the world and have been translated into more than 30 languages.

Tal 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.

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About HSA
Happiness Studies Academy, led by former Harvard professor Dr. Tal Ben-Shahar, delivers online multilingual educational programs ranging from a year-long "Certificate in Happiness Studies" to a fully online, fully accredited Master's degree.


HSA is home to a dynamic and supportive global network consisting of thousands of professionals from 85 countries.

The mission of the Happiness Studies Academy is to lead the happiness revolution, by educating leaders who are themselves dedicated to personal, interpersonal, and communal flourishing.
To realize our mission, we at HSA take a wholistic, interdisciplinary approach to teaching happiness—first in the way we define happiness, and second in the way we teach it. We define happiness as the experience of wholeperson wellbeing, or in short, the experience of wholebeing.

Michelle Zou

Coach at Microsoft

United States

"Learning from a great teacher"

For many years, I have been focusing on success. I sacrificed today’s happiness for tomorrow’s success. I am so glad that I have met Tal and the Happiness Studies Academy, and learned how I can have both, so I am able to live a happier life and continue thriving for success.

Today, I am following my calling, to help individuals and organizations achieve both happiness and success. Learning from a great teacher, from the certificate program and the MA in Happiness Studies enables me to be a better leader, a better coach and trainer. I bring happiness into organizations and teams, applying what I have learned through coaching and training, helping organizations become wholebeing organizations, individuals achieve whole-person wellbeing and success. I am devoting my life to the Happiness Revolution, joining Tal to spread happiness to the world.

Cristiana Pinciroli

High-Performance Trainer

Brazil

"A must-do for those who seek a journey of growth"

It was with Tal that I became passionate about the science of happiness. He has taught me about the underestimated importance of both "the geniality of the and”, and the courage to do “me-search”, to inspire an ever-evolving path in life that combines meaning, wellbeing and success.
Tal and his programs are a must-do for those who seek a journey of growth, fulfillment and happiness.

Venki Raman

Energy Leadership

Canada

"Distill the vast ocean of Positive Psychology into practical and actionable ideas"

Three years ago, I made a transition from being a successful Canadian Bank Executive leading large National teams and significant business targets to become an Executive Coach. I work extensively with business leaders, coaches, mortgage and financial advisors.
The HSA course and our brilliant professor Dr. Tal Ben Shahar distill the vast ocean of Positive Psychology into practical and actionable ideas that I leverage to add value in my coaching practice! My clients benefit from enhanced Energy, Capacity, Performance and Productivity.
The HSA Institute is all about connection: Weekly Webinars, Retreats, Alumni & Business Club and of course a direct connection with the founders on a regular basis even for graduates are just a few examples that differentiate this fantastic institution!