The fully-online Family Financial Planning (FFP) M.S. option is a 36-credit program with a specific curriculum approved by the Certified Financial Planner (CFP) Board of Standards. Graduate certificates (18 credits) are available in Financial Planning and in Financial Counseling.
Family Financial Planning
The U.S. News & World Report ranks family financial planning as the third best business job in 2017, with a median salary of nearly $90,000. Financial planners consistently report an increase in average annual gross earnings after receiving their CFP® certification. Common job titles include Wealth strategist; Financial planning analyst; Director of family wealth; Financial coach.
The 36 credit-hour master's degree program in Financial Planning at North Dakota State University consists of eight 3-credit courses and twelve credits of elective course work. Students work with their academic advisers on appropriate course selection and sequence.
In addition to the Graduate School’s required application requirements, submit the statement of purpose indicating reasons for pursuing graduate study, specifying your special interests within your chosen discipline and including your background preparation in that area. Mention any relevant skills or experience you have acquired. In addition, be sure to address the following, in 500 words or less:
- How your interest in this field developed.
- Why you chose our program at NDSU.
- The experiences you have had (e.g. informal, academic, employment, volunteer) that you see as related to this graduate program or your professional goals.
- What your professional goals are and how this graduate program will help you accomplish your professional goals.
About the School
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