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Human Sciences (M.S.) - Family Financial Planning Specialization

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Keeping people’s books in fine, working order.

Preparing for the future, practicing wisdom, accounting for changes in life and the market - the services of a financial planner are an invaluable resource. 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 Specialization 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. Set your own direction while enhancing your personal finance knowledge, gaining eligibility to sit for the CFP® Certification Examination and increasing your networking opportunities and career options. 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.

Is it for you?

This program will be a good fit if you:

  • Have strong communication skills (written, oral and interpersonal)
  • Enjoy working with numbers
  • Are an analytical thinker
  • Are inquisitive by nature
  • Like to solve problems

Career Opportunities

  • Financial analyst
  • Financial consultant
  • Financial planner
  • Insurance specialist
  • Retirement and estate planner
  • Real estate agent