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Family Financial Planning (M.S.)

Keeping people’s books in fine, working order.

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People rely on the most organized, wisest of financial minds to help them make decisions about their money—SDSU’s Master’s in Human Sciences—Family Financial Planning online graduate program prepares you for a career in serving private clientele, corporations and insurances firms in financial, retirement and estate planning, as well as advising on realty and insurance decision-making. The program is formally approved by the Certified Financial Planner® (CFP) Board.

Graduates can gain eligibility to sit for the CFP Certification Exam.

Your courses will outfit you with valuable tools to launch a new career in family financial planning, from taxation and investments to economics and housing.

Wherever you live, you can receive a Master’s in Human Sciences – Family and Financial Planning online graduate degree from SDSU.

Great Plains IDEA Partnership

Finding your ideal career.

Financial Analyst

Financial Consultant

Financial Planner

Estate Planner

Retirement Planner

Insurance Specialist

Real Estate Agent

Professional Certification/Licensure

Click here for professional licensure/certification information.

Questions regarding Professional Certification/Licensure can also be directed to Continuing and Distance Education here.


Wookjae Heo  
College of Education & Human Sciences
Phone: 605-688-5835


Phone: 605-688-4154



Phone: 605-688-4181


Note: Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards Inc. owns the marks CFP®, CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™, and CFP® (with flame logo), which it awards to individuals who successfully complete initial and ongoing certification requirements. This title may be used only by individuals who complete the CFP Board's initial and ongoing certification requirements. South Dakota State University does not certify individuals to use the CFP®, CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNERTM title and CFP® (with flame logo) certification marks. 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 CFP Board-Registered Program, have met its ethics, experience and examination requirements.