Interdisciplinary Studies (Griffin Campus) A.B./Financial Planning, Housing and Consumer Economics M.S. (Area of Emphasis in Financial Planning) (non-thesis)

The concentration in Financial Planning, when completed with the Non-Thesis option, will prepare a student to be a client-focused financial planner. The M.S. Non-Thesis in Financial Planning will prepare a student to:
- Help people create and manage wealth
- Counsel others on tax matters
- Teach others about personal finance
- Advise others on transferring wealth
- Research investment opportunities

Upon completion of this concentration, students will be prepared to sit for the Certified Financial Planner™ examination.

Admission to Program

In order to take Financial Planning graduate courses prior to applying to the graduate program, students who meet the following eligibility requirements should submit documentation thereof to the FHCE Graduate Coordinator:
- Current standing as an undergraduate Interdisciplinary Studies major
- A cumulative undergraduate GPA of at least 3.0
- On track to have completed at least 60 total credits by the end of the semester for which they seek admission to the Dual Degree pathway

Curriculum

Graduate-level courses that may be used to satisfy undergraduate and graduate program requirements.

Interdisciplinary Studies majors admitted to the Dual Degree Pathway may choose up to 12 hours from any of the following graduate-level courses that will satisfy both bachelor's and master's degree program requirements. Up to 12 hours may be taken prior to admission to the graduate program.

-FHCE 8200 or FHCE 8200E Advanced Financial Planning & Analysis (3)
-FHCE 8025 or FHCE 8025E Applied Research in Financial Planning (3)
-FHCE 6200 or FHCE 6200E Advanced Wealth Management I (3)
-FHCE 6205 or FHCE 6205E Advanced Wealth Management II (3)
-FHCE 6210 or FHCE 6210E Advanced Retirement Planning & Employee Benefits (3)
-FHCE 6220 or FHCE 6220E Advanced Estate Planning (3)
-FHCE 6230 or FHCE 6230E Advanced Tax Planning (3)
-FHCE 6250 or FHCE 6250E Practice Management in Financial Planning (3)
-FHCE 7200 or FHCE 7200E Advanced Financial Counseling (3)
-FHCE 7250 or FHCE 7250E Capstone in Financial Planning (3)

Additional requirements that are unique to this Double Dawgs program:

The following courses are required for the master's degree, so depending on which 12 hours the student takes while an undergraduate student, they will need to complete the remaining courses to complete the master's degree.

-FHCE 8200 or FHCE 8200E Advanced Financial Planning & Analysis (3)
-FHCE 8025 or FHCE 8025E Applied Research in Financial Planning (3)
-FHCE 6200 or FHCE 6200E Advanced Wealth Management I (3)
-FHCE 6205 or FHCE 6205E Advanced Wealth Management II (3)
-FHCE 6210 or FHCE 6210E Advanced Retirement Planning & Employee Benefits (3)
-FHCE 6220 or FHCE 6220E Advanced Estate Planning (3)
-FHCE 6230 or FHCE 6230E Advanced Tax Planning (3)
-FHCE 6250 or FHCE 6250E Practice Management in Financial Planning (3)
-FHCE 7200 or FHCE 7200E Advanced Financial Counseling (3)
-FHCE 7250 or FHCE 7250E Capstone in Financial Planning (3)

Admission to Graduate Program

- 3.0 or higher undergraduate GPA (including any graduate courses used to satisfy undergraduate requirements)
- We require the GMAT or GRE, but this may be waived for students who complete at least 9 hours of graduate coursework with a GPA of 3.5 or higher
- We also require 3 letters of recommendation and a Statement of Purpose

Program Advisor

  • Name: Faye Chatman
  • Email: fchatman@uga.edu
  • Phone: 770-229-3016
  • Address: 129 Flynt Bldg., 1109 Experiment St., Griffin, GA

Undergraduate Major Information

  • Major: Interdisciplinary Studies (Griffin Campus) A.B.
  • Department/College: Franklin College of Arts and Sciences

Advising Contact

  • Name: Faye Chatman
  • Email: fchatman@uga.edu
  • Phone: 770-229-3016
  • Address: 129 Flynt Bldg., 1109 Experiments Station St., Griffin GA

Graduate Major Information

  • Major: Financial Planning, Housing and Consumer Economics M.S.
  • Department/College: Financial Planning, Housing and Consumer Economics

Advising Contact

  • Name: Effie Antonoudi
  • Email: eanton@uga.edu
  • Phone: 770-229-3322
  • Address: 127 Stuckey Building