Financial Planning, Housing and Consumer Economics, M.Sc. | University of Georgia | Athens, United States
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Financial Planning, Housing and Consumer Economics

24 months
24676 USD/year
24676 USD/year
8698 USD/year
Tuition fee
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The graduate program in Financial Planning, Housing and Consumer Economics from the University of Georgia provides in-depth study in either consumer and family economics or housing within a broader, interdisciplinary context.


The Department of Housing and Financial Planning, Housing and Consumer Economics (FHCE) at the University of Georgia offers graduate programs leading to the Master of Science, the Master of Science Non-Thesis and the Doctor of Philosophy degrees. 

Course work is centered in the department, but draws upon offerings from across the college and throughout the university. The interdisciplinary nature of the materials makes these related offerings essential.

The programme

The past several decades have witnessed dramatic changes in the family economic system, the consumer’s orientation to the marketplace and the issue of family shelter. The tremendous increase in female labor force participation, for example, has made management within the family more important and has redefined many traditional consumer roles. Technological changes have transformed the marketplace and, in the case of housing, opened new options to consumers.

All of this means that the subject areas contained in the department are more important than ever. There is an increasing need for individuals who understand these changes and can relate them to situations in education, the business world and the public sector. It is the objective of this program to prepare specialists to meet that need.

Graduate students enrolled in the M.S. program select a concentration in Consumer and Family Economics, Financial Planning, or Housing as a focus of their course work and research. Students also choose between two tracks associated with the M.S. degree: one track requires a thesis and is good preparation for those who wish to pursue doctoral studies as well as those who will be in positions requiring them to understand and transmit research findings; the other track is a non-thesis option and is designed for students who wish to pursue professional careers in financial services, particularly as financial planners. Most students complete either program in four semesters.


Officially accredited/recognized by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges, University of Georgia (UGA) is a very large (enrollment range: 35,000-39,999 students) coeducational higher education institution. 

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Consumers In Our Society
  • Consumer Journalism
  • Consumer Economics
  • Family Resource Management
  • International Family Resource Management
  • Directed Study in Financial Planning, Housing and Consumer Economics

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


60 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

GRE admission requirements GRE®
GMAT admission requirements GMAT

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A completed application (including application fee)
  • One unofficial or official transcript from each institution of higher education that granted a degree
  • Official Graduate Record Examination (GRE) or Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) scores
  • ​Three letters of recommendation (letters are submitted electronically through the Graduate School application system)
  • Statement of Purpose following the required guidelines
  • A resume or vita
  • if from a non-English speaking country, official TOEFL or IELTS scores

Tuition Fee

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    24676 USD/year
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  • National

    24676 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 24676 USD per year during 24 months.
  • In-State

    8698 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 8698 USD per year during 24 months.

Living costs for Athens

720 - 1170 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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