The Masters of Family and Consumer Sciences-Family Financial Planning degree program is a structured 42-credit program offered over the web.
The Family Financial Planning (FFP) Graduate Certificate is an 18-credit subset of the degree program offered online.
The FFP degree and certificate programs have been registered by the Certified Financial Planner™ Board of Standards. Students completing the specified Family Financial Planning courses successfully will be eligible to sit for the CFP examination.
Students typically complete the program in three years while employed full time. A computer with minimum specifications, Web access, and an email address are required for completing the program.
Name of graduate degree: Master of Family and Consumer Sciences
Name of major: Family and Consumer Sciences
Name of department: Family and Consumer Sciences
Name of area of specialization: Family Financial Planning
Why study Financial Planning?
The financial planning industry is a growing field. Financial planners work in companies such as banks, insurance companies, and brokerage firms, or in employee benefits and pension departments of all types of corporations. Others choose to establish their own personal practice, with their own clientele.
These programs are designed to prepare individuals to work in the financial planning field. The courses for this program are completely web-based. Completion of course work in the Master's degree and Graduate Certificate meets the educational requirements to sit for the CFP Certification Examination from the Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards.
CFP© CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ are owned by the Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards, Inc. This title may be used only by individuals who complete the CFP Board's initial and ongoing certification requirements.
Iowa State University does not certify individuals to use the CFP©, CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ title. CFP© certification is granted only by the Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards, Inc. to those persons who, in addition to completing an educational requirement such as this CFPR Board-Registered Program, have met its ethics, experience, and examination requirements. View additional Information about CFP
About the Program
This program is offered by the Great Plains Interactive Distance Education Alliance (GP-IDEA).
GP-IDEA is a consortium of universities that have come together to offer fully online degree programs. Each university brings a unique strength to the multi-institution academic programs.
In a multi-institution degree program, you apply and are admitted at one university; enroll in all your courses at that university; and graduate or receive a certificate from that university. However, your online courses are taught by the best faculty in the discipline from several universities.
View more information about the program offered through GP-IDEA