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

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Financial guidance to help families reach their unique goals and dreams.

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, corporate and government entities by providing comprehensive guidance in many financial areas such as education, insurance, tax, retirement, estate, investment, debt and real estate planning. 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 prepare you with valuable tools to launch a new career in family financial planning, from taxation and investments to economics and housing. Elevate your skills beyond typical financial licensing and credentials with this high-demand M.S. specialization.

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

  • Wealth strategist
  • Private wealth analyst
  • Retirement plan administrator
  • Mortgage loan officer
  • Manager of financial analysis and planning
  • Director of family wealth
  • Financial coach/analyst
  • Finance or product manager
  • Director of finance
  • Chief financial officer