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Overview - MS in Consumer Sciences (Family Financial Planning and Counseling)

Financial planner

Program at a Glance

Delivery Format - Online

Number of Credit Hours - 30

Tuition per Hour - $375

Application Deadline - Applications accepted year round

Accreditation - Board of Standards for Certified Financial Planners

Ranking - Listed #1 in the South by the independent financial advisor's industry magazine, "Financial Planning"

Other Program Specifics - Students who successfully complete the concentration may sit for the CFP Certification Examination that leads to the CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ certification

The degree fulfills the educational requirement to sit for the Accredited Financial Counselor® exam, which is offered through the Association for Financial Counseling and Planning Education®

Programs, courses and tuition subject to change.

An online Master’s degree in Consumer Sciences can prepare you for a rewarding career as a financial counselor or advisor.

Graduates holding this degree from The University of Alabama can assist families as they focus on consumer assets management, planning, investing and financial decision making. 

Within this 30-hour degree program you will also develop a broad theoretical background in the social sciences, and learn to apply that knowledge to help individuals and families achieve economic well-being. By taking two courses each semester, you can complete the degree in less than two years. 

Those who complete the financial planning and counseling area of study from UA:

  • Develop a more holistic approach to financial planning that focuses on the client’s financial and non-financial goals when creating a long-term financial plan.
  • Qualify to sit for the CFP® certification after graduation.
  • Help families to understand the world of finance and make informed decisions regarding their financial goals.
  • Work in a variety of financial planning areas including insurance companies, family service agencies and financial planning firms. 

By studying online through UA, you will become part of the Crimson Tide family as you learn from the same experienced professionals who teach on campus. Many of the professors who teach in this program have not only studied financial planning, but they have also worked in a financial role for major corporations. You will be able to learn from and network with some of the best minds in the industry.

Learn more about this exciting program. Inquire today.

CFP® and CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ are certification marks owned by the Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards, Inc. (CFP Board). These marks are awarded to individuals who successfully complete the CFP Board’s initial and ongoing certification requirements. The University of Alabama does not certify individuals to use the CFP® and CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ marks. CFP® certification is granted solely by the CFP Board to individuals who, in addition to completing an educational requirement such as this CFP Board-Registered Program, have met ethics, experience and examination requirements.

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