24 months
466 USD/credit
466 USD/credit
466 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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  • Part-time
    • 24 months

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36 alternative credits



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General requirements

  • A minimum GPA of 3.0 to receive unconditional admission. 
  • A professional academic transcript evaluation for degrees earned outside the United States(This requirement cannot be waived unless your highest degree was earned or will be earned in the U.S. prior to enrollment at SDSU).
    • If you are completing your bachelor's degree at the time of application, you may submit an incomplete evaluation. If you are accepted, a complete transcript and/or evaluation with completed degree will be required by the end of your first semester of coursework.
  • Official U.S. transcripts where a degree is earned (or will be earned), and official U.S. transcripts where graduate level coursework has been taken.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    466 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 466 USD per credit during 24 months.
  • National

    466 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 466 USD per credit during 24 months.
  • In-State

    466 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 466 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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