Program Overview

The University of Florida’s Graduate level Certificate Program in Personal & Family Financial Planning is an exciting course of study offered through the university’s College of Agricultural and Life Sciences. This program is intended to encourage the professional and personal development of students looking to advance their education or enrich their career in this field. This program’s entirely distance learning format was designed for working professionals who wouldn’t normally have the freedom to pursue a traditional graduate-level certificate on-campus due to family, location, or work commitments.

The online Certificate in Personal & Family Financial Planning is delivered through a virtual classroom designed for financial service practitioners, university students, and social-based service agents who wish to gain knowledge and skills in the area of financial resource management for families. This program is a theory-driven master’s level curriculum that offers students the chance to learn from expert faculty who encourage the professional and personal development of students looking to enrich their career without the time constraints of a traditional classroom, and who identify and strive towards life goals leading to careers in both private and public sectors.

Some of the courses students will take through this program span topics such as Family Financial Management, Personal & Family Wealth Management, Personal & Family Insurance Planning, and Personal & Family Tax Planning. Once the curriculum is completed, graduates of this certificate program should be prepared for a career as a Certified Financial Planner, financial services professional, counselor, or social service-based mentor.

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    Program Details

    Degree Level: Certificate

    Delivery Format: 100% Online

    Accelerated Degree:

    Accreditation & Licensing

    Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges


    Students must have a bachelor's degree.

    School Overview

    The University of Florida is a public research university located in Gainesville, Florida. The university is a land-grant, sea-grant and space-grant university. Founded in 1853, UF was the first state-supported higher learning institution in Florida. At UF, our students utilize more than 200 research, service and education centers, bureaus and institutes. With some of the most future-focused facilities led by some of the best minds in their fields, it’s no wonder UF is consistently ranked among the nation’s top universities.

    UF has 16 academic colleges and over 150 research facilities, offering students the ability to earn bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees. University of Florida offers many degree programs at the bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral level entirely online.


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