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Human Sciences - Family Financial Planning (online)

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465 USD/credit
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The online M.S. in Human Sciences - Family Financial Planning (online) program at South Dakota State University will allow students to enhance personal finance knowledge, gain eligibility to sit for the CFP® Certification Examination, increase networking opportunities, and improve career options. 

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Family financial planning is an emerging area with job opportunities in areas related to insurance, real estate, investments, retirement, tax and estate planning. Financial planners are increasingly in demand as Americans seek advisors to help manage their income, assets, and debts.

The curriculum of the  Human Sciences - Family Financial Planning (online)  program at  South Dakota State University  consists of twelve 3-credit courses taken in any order with the Financial Planning Case Study course designed as a capstone to the program. The elective six credit-hours include supervised experiences or projects in family financial planning.

Career Opportunities

  • Financial analyst
  • Financial consultant
  • Financial planner
  • Insurance specialist
  • Retirement and estate planner
  • Real estate agent

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  •  Financial Counseling
  • Financial Theory and Research
  • Fundamentals of Family Financial Planning 
  •  Investing for Family’s Future 
  • Insurance Planning for Families
  • Estate Planning for Families
  • Family, Employment Benefits and Retirement Planning

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Start dates & application deadlines

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  • International students are eligible to participate in our fully online programs but must do so outside the U.S. due to visa regulations. In addition, students should apply at least 6 months before the application deadline for our fully online programs.




36 alternative credits



Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Students enter the Great Plains IDEA program through application and admission to the South Dakota State University Graduate School. 
  • The Graduate School requires a minimum undergraduate GPA of 3.0 for unconditional admission into any program.  
  • The program accounts for life experience as a part of conditional admission to the program.  
  • Three Letters of Recommendation from persons acquainted with the academic ability or professional competency of the applicant should be sent directly to Dr. Heo

Tuition Fee

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    465 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 465 USD per credit and a duration of  .


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.

Getting a Student Visa

This is an online programme. You can attend from the comfort of your chair! So you don't need a student visa!

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Human Sciences - Family Financial Planning (online)
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