Financial Planning, M.Sc. | Part time online | University of Georgia | United States
24 months
629 USD/credit 9749 USD/year
629 USD/credit 9749 USD/year
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The University of Georgia’s online M.S. in Financial Planning—offered through the College of Family and Consumer Sciences—is designed for individuals who are seeking to sit for the Certified Financial Planner (CFP®) examination.


This non-thesis Financial Planning master’s degree program from University of Georgia is conducted in cooperation with the Board of Standards for the Certified Financial Planner® program. Financial planners are increasingly in demand as individuals and families seek advisers to help manage their income, assets, and debts. Financial planners find employment in banks, insurance companies, and brokerage firms, as well as in benefits and pension departments of corporations. Others, seeking a more entrepreneurial route, choose to establish their own practice or business.

Most graduates of the online Master of Science in Financial Planning go on to become Certified Financial Planners. However, other career options exist for master’s degree holders. 

Other possible job titles include:

  • Bank Trust Officer
  • Broker-Dealer
  • Claims Coordinator
  • Client Service Associate
  • Financial Advisor                 
  • Private Wealth Analyst
  • Private Banker
  • Retirement Plan Administrator
  • Trading Assistant
  • Wealth Advisor

Programme Structure


  • Financial Planning & Analysis
  • Wealth Management I
  • Practice Management in Financial Planning
  • Financial Counseling & Client Communication
  • Retirement Planning and Employee Benefits
  • Research Evaluation and Theory in Financial Planning Practice

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


31 SCH



Academic requirements

GRE admission requirements GRE®
GMAT admission requirements GMAT

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Application – Submit the Graduate School Admissions online.  Application fee: $75 Domestic/$100 International (waived for US veterans).
  • Select Campus - Online
  • Select Intended Program - MS, Financial Planning, Housing, and Consumer Economics(Finan Plan Hous and Cons Econ)Non -Thesis[MS_FHCE_NT_O]
  • Select Area of Emphasis - Financial Planning 
  • Entrance Exam Scores
  • GRE or GMAT
  • International applicants must also submit TOEFL or IELTS scores.
  • Résumé or curriculum vita – Upload to the Graduate School application.
  • Statement of Purpose – Use the Statement of Purpose template for the Financial Planning, Housing, and Consumer Sciences department and upload it to the Graduate School Admissions application.
  • Transcripts – Upload unofficial transcripts from all institutions attended to the Graduate School application. Send official transcripts after you are offered admission.
  • Letters of Recommendation

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    9749 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 629 USD per credit during 24 months.
  • National

    9749 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 629 USD per credit during 24 months.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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