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Master of Science in Financial Planning

Program Details

The online Master of Science in Financial Planning provides students with the skills, education, and professional credentials needed within the modern field of finance to succeed in careers as investment advisors, financial planners, or money managers, and it also fulfills the requirements for the Certified Financial Planner designation.  Providing students with the technical and communication skills required to work within teams and maintain professional client relationships, courses teach students to design, create, and implement financial plans.  Students gain experience in areas such as recognizing ethical dilemmas, application of financial planning education, and resolving complex financial 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