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Master of Science in Advanced Financial Planning

Program Details

The online Master of Science in Advanced Financial Planning is for financial planners who have already passed the CFP examination and want to reinforce key planning skills and increase their expertise in the critical areas of taxation, estate planning, or financial life planning skills.  Graduates will have the interpersonal skills necessary to maintain successful client relationships and work effectively with colleagues, individually or in teams.  Courses provide the quantitative, analytical, and technical skills needed to address complex financial situations, knowledge of the principles of managing a financial planning practice, and knowledge of the legal and regulatory environment in which financial planning occurs, as well as the ability to apply this knowledge to real-world problems.


  • Hold an earned bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited US institution or the equivalent from a recognized foreign (outside the US) institution
  • Demonstrate academic and professional capability to study at the graduate level
  • Possess quantitative, writing, and computing skills needed to succeed in a competitive and dynamic environment
  • Satisfy any additional criteria as required for admission to a specific degree program

Accreditation & Licensing

Western Association of Schools and Colleges, Senior College and University Commission