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M.S. in Human Development and Family Science: Family Financial Planning

Program Description
Sample plan of study
Frequently asked questions
Graduate faculty information
Admission requirements
Tuition and Fees
Contact information

Family financial planning is an emerging area with job opportunities in areas related to insurance, real estate, investments, retirement, tax and estate planning. Financial planners are increasingly in demand as Americans seek financial service advisers to help manage their income, assets, and debts. The online M.S. in Human Development and Family Science: Family Financial Planning option will enhance your knowledge of personal and family financial management.  Students gain eligibility to sit for the CFP® Certification Examination, increase networking opportunities, and improve career options.

Career opportunities available to persons with special training in Family Financial Planning include:

Family Financial Planning (FFP) has been registered by the CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER® Board of Standards.  CFP® and CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER® are federally registered service marks of the CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER® Board of Standards, Inc. They are granted by the CFP® Board to persons who have fulfilled a comprehensive educational requirement, passed the CFP® Certification Examination, satisfied a work experience requirement, and agreed to abide by the CFP® Board code of ethical conduct.

We also offer an 18 credit online Family Financial Planning Graduate Certificate and an online Financial and Housing Counseling Graduate Certificate. Graduate certificates are valuable tools for career advancement and are designed for individuals who want to gain credentials at the graduate-level prior to completing a full master's program. Credits from the graduate certificate are designed to transfer into a full graduate degree program.

 

Family Financial Planning Brochure.pdf

"The convenience for online courses can't be beat. The classes are always laid out in advance so a student knows what to expect and the professors are extremely knowledgeable and helpful. Being able to take a class on my time schedule is awesome."

- Marty, Enid, OK
  HDFS 677 Financial Counseling

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Sample Plan of Study

Required Core Courses:

During the final year choose from:

Total Credits: 42

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Frequently Asked Questions

F.A.Q.'s will added at a later date.


Graduate Faculty

For information about graduate faculty for this program as well as their current research interests, visit the M.S. in Human Development and Family Science: Family Financial Planning bulletin page.

 


Admission

Apply for admission
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For current admission requirements, visit the M.S. in Human Development and Family Science: Family Financial Planning bulletin page.

 

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TUITION AND FEES

View Great Plains IDEA tuition and fee information.

 


Contact Information

NDSU Department of Human Development and Family Science
Phone: 701-231-8269
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Web: http://www.ndsu.edu/hdfs/

NDSU Distance & Continuing Education
Phone: 1-800-726-1724 or 701-231-7015
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NDSU Graduate School
Phone: 701-231-7033
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Web: http://www.ndsu.edu/gradschool/

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