Ranked among the best in the country, the UGA Financial Planning Master's programs provide you with knowledge, skills, and technical expertise to enter the marketplace as an advanced financial planner or financial counselor.
Why Financial Planning at UGA?
- Top-ranked financial planning program by Investopedia
- Highly-regarded faculty
- Registered with the CFP® Board, the Association of Financial Counseling and Planning Education (AFCPE), International Foundation for Retirement Education (InFRE), and the Financial Therapy Association
- Meets the education requirement to sit for the Certified Financial Planner (CFP®), the Accredited Financial Counselor (AFC®), the Certified Financial Therapist-I Certification, and the Certified Retirement Counselor (CRC®) exams
- Variety of career options offering competitive salaries with a high demand for graduates
- Experiential learning opportunities with the ASPIRE Clinic & Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA)
Time to Completion
Varies according to degree, but generally two years.
In order to be admitted into the UGA professional master's program in financial planning, you must first be admitted by the University of Georgia Graduate school. See how to apply to the graduate school here.
Certifications & Opportunities
Depending on the option chosen, upon completion, students will be able to sit for the CFP® exam to pursue the Certified Financial Planner™ certification, the Accredited Financial Counselor® exam and certification, and the Certified Retirement Counselor (CRC®) exam and certification. The Behavioral Financial Planning/Financial Therapy option allows students to sit for the Certified Financial Therapist-I™ (CFT-I) examination.
We offer three tracks for a Professional Master's degree in Financial Planning at UGA, or a Master's with a thesis. Click the plus (+) sign on the options below to view each track in detail.