This two-for-one field of study prepares you for the CFP® Certification Examination, then positions you for a master’s degree with a specialized focus. Your studies will emphasize the traditional areas of financial planning and then expand into specialized instruction.
This course of study is approved by the Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards, Inc., and satisfies the core educational requirement for the CFP® Certification Examination.
For more information download our Graduate Program Policies and Procedures.
(After completing PFP 510 – PFP516, you are eligible for CFPE506, and can then sit for the CFP® Certification Examination.) *Requirements may vary based on transfer credits.
If you currently hold the CFP® certification or one of the College’s graduate-level professional designations such as the AWMA® or CRPC®, you could be eligible for up to 15 hours of transfer credit. Contact us for complete details.
Once you have completed the core required classes the Master of Science Degree Program in Personal Financial Planning provides you with the ability to choose a focus that works with your own personal interests and needs.
Track A (36 Credit Hours)
Track B (36 Credit Hours)
Track C (43 Credit Hours)
The Master of Science program is delivered via a state-of-the-art asynchronous learning platform. This means that you can pursue your degree from anywhere in the world and study when it’s convenient for you. Your studies will revolve around real-world scenarios and cases with a focus on research and critical thinking skills.
Classes are held five times per year with sessions beginning every January, March, May, August, and October. Each course is eight weeks with a two-week break between classes.
1 Credit Hour Course
3 Credit Hour Courses
5 Credit Hour Course
The curriculum is based on a client-centered, problem-solving method using case studies to give you a hands-on approach to the material. The College's highly qualified faculty is available via telephone or e-mail to support you in your studies.