Personal Financial Planning
Master's Program Overview
The Master's degree in Personal Financial Planning is registered by the Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards, Inc. (CFP Board). Courses include insurance and risk management, investments and wealth management, tax, retirement, and estate planning, and a financial planning capstone. The MS in Personal Financial Planning does not require a Master's thesis.
In addition to the MS in Personal Financial Planning, there are dual-degree programs with the School of Law and the Rawls College of Business. These include MS PFP/JD, MS PFP/MS Accounting (taxation), and MS PFP/MBA.
Facilities include a first class computer facility for students and access to a wide variety of software used in the financial planning profession. Software provides for computer aided financial planning, investment and other product analysis, and client relationship management.
|M.S. Admission Criteria|
Admission to a graduate program in the Department of Personal Financial Planning is based on a review of information submitted. No single criterion is used. Credentials are evaluated according to the following criteria:
Applicant's career goals in relation to those of the departmental graduate programs as indicated by:
Unique contribution as evidenced in applicant's resume or vita:
To apply to graduate programs in Personal Financial Planning, please apply to The Graduate School and complete the forms listed under "Master's Application Forms". For more details on how to apply for admission and scholarship opportunities, see the "Graduate Application Process". Please also fill out the form located at "Information for Prospective Students".
Periodically Master's students have opportunities in working as (1) teaching assistants for PFP undergraduate classes or (2) research assistants for faculty research projects.
|Current Master's Students||Master's Application Forms|
|MS Program||More Information|
For further information concerning the Master's Program, contact:
Department of Personal Financial Planning
Admissions: Cynthia Cantu
Advising: Cynthia Cantu
Director of MS Programs: Dr. John Gilliam