MS in Personal Financial Planning
The Master of Science (MS) is a 33-hour, non-thesis, distance education program registered with the Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards, Inc. The MS degree includes the 18 credit hour requirements for the Graduate Certificate in Personal Financial Planning. When students are admitted to the MS degree, they are also admitted to Graduate Certificate program. Upon successful completion of the Graduate Certificate portion, students will have completed the education requirements necessary to sit for the national CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ (CFP®) exam. This is one of four requirements leading to the right to use the CFP® mark as a financial service professional. The other requirements are passing the national CFP® exam, gaining industry-relevant experience, and agreeing and adhering to the CFP Board’s Code of Ethics and Standards of Professional Conduct.
MS coursework is designed to broaden the understanding of the various factors which can affect and enhance household financial well-being. Coursework culminates in a creative component, which is a major project that provides students an opportunity to integrate theory and practice in a critical study of a personal financial planning problem or issue. Graduates of this program typically enter the financial services industry.
The MS in Personal Financial Planning is a 33-credit hour program.
|Required CFP Board Education Courses
|Financial Planning: Risk Management
|Financial Planning: Investment Management
|Financial Planning: Tax Planning
|Financial Planning: Employee Benefits and Retirement Planning
|Financial Planning: Estate and Gift Planning
|Financial Planning: Capstone
|Required Courses in Personal Financial Planning
|Advanced Risk Management
|Household Financial Decision Making
|Advanced Projects in Personal Financial Planning
|Supporting Area Courses
|Leadership Theory and Application
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