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Centenary University Offers Master’s in ‘Happiness Studies’ for $17,700

Centenary University Offers Master’s in ‘Happiness Studies’ for $17,700

“Grounded in science and research, this new degree will study happiness and resilience to prepare graduates to make an impact in a wide range of fields.”

You can earn an MA in Happiness Studies at Centenary University in New Jersey for only $17,700. The university wants “to lead the happiness revolution by educating leaders who are themselves dedicated to personal, interpersonal and communal flourishing,”

The degree is probably as useful as a women’s studies degree. From Fox News:

Centenary University’s program will “explore the implications of happiness for individuals, the workplace, and our broader society,” according to the college’s announcement. It’s set to launch virtually in the fall and will cost students $17,700.

“Whatever profession you identify, there is a place – a very important place for happiness studies – for the science of well-being,” Tal Ben Shahar, a happiness expert and the director of the program, told Fox News.

University President Bruce Murphy said in his March 18 announcement: “This online, 30-credit graduate degree is an interdisciplinary program designed for leaders who are committed to personal, interpersonal, organizational, and societal happiness. Grounded in science and research, this new degree will study happiness and resilience to prepare graduates to make an impact in a wide range of fields.”

Centenary, a private college in Hackettstown, New Jersey, with about 1,100 students, teamed up with the Happiness Studies Academy to create the happiness program. Murphy told Fox News a variety of professionals could benefit from the program, such as human resource employees creating trainings for staff or CEOs incorporating lessons into their organizations.

“We were thrilled when Centenary University President Murphy and his colleagues were willing to take the leap, so to speak, and create and an academic field out of the fields of happiness, which is sorely needed in our world,” Ben-Shahar, who co-founded the Happiness Studies Academy, told Fox News.

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“There’s a mark born every minute, and one to trim ’em and one to knock ’em.” (old saying among con men)

“There’s a sucker born every minute.” (possibly PT Barnum)

Pay your money, get your credential. “I have a Master’s Degree!”

No courses needed – get a dog, a lot cheaper.

Nothing that Persian finishing schools weren’t teaching way before Christ.
And let’s also give a shout out to 16th-century European courts.

Does it include Kamala Harris motivational memes?

I will save you $17,700: The key to life-time happiness is to get as far away from New Jersey as possible. Find someplace with a slower and more gracious pace of life.