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Double Dawgs in Financial Planning

Receive your Master’s in Financial Planning while fulfilling requirements for your Bachelor’s degree. Continue to earn your undergraduate and graduate degrees within a five-year time frame!

What the Degree Offers Students 

The Double Dawgs program is a great way to earn both Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in only 5 years or less. As an undergrad, students can take up to 12 hours toward a graduate degree in financial planning with departmental permission. Because the Hope and Zell Miller scholarships fund up to 127 credit hours, the Double Dawgs option gives students the opportunity to take advantage of undergraduate scholarship funding for a graduate program.

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Time to Completion  

Four years undergrad and one year graduate for a total of five years

Admission Requirements 

  • Approval to Take Graduate Courses
  • Reach at least 60 hours by the end of the semester in order to take the first graduate course in financial planning.
  • Have a minimum 3.0 GPA to take graduate courses.
  • Have approval from their undergraduate major for courses to count toward their undergraduate degree. If a Double Dawgs agreement exists, courses have been pre-approved.
  • Apply to the Graduate School before or after taking their first graduate course in Financial Planning depending on their undergraduate progress.

Certifications & Opportunities

UGA’s Financial Planning Program is registered with the Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards, Inc., the Association of Financial Counseling and Planning Education, and the International Foundation for Retirement Education. Graduates are eligible to sit for the Certified Financial Planner (CFP®), Accredited Financial Counselor (AFC®), and the Certified Retirement Counselor (CRC®) exams. The Behavioral Financial Planning/Financial Therapy option allows students to sit for the Certified Financial Therapist-I™ (CFT-I) examination.

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Degree Options 

We offer two graduate degree tracks for students in the Double Dawgs pathway in Financial Planning at UGA. You are able to choose a traditional financial planning track or a behavioral financial planning/financial therapy track.

Traditional Financial Planning Track

The button below provides a comprehensive list of courses required for the Double Dawgs in Financial Planning Pathway. Deviations from this track are to be evaluated with the student's advisor. 

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Behavioral Financial Planning/Financial Therapy Track

The buttons below provide a sample course track to complete the Behavioral Financial Planning/Financial Therapy Double Dawg pathway. Through this track, students can earn a bachelor's degree in Financial Planning and a master's degree in Behavioral Financial Planning within 5 years. Deviations from this track are to be evaluated with the student's advisor. 

View Course Track for Financial Planning majors  

View Course Track for non-Financial Planning majors 

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