Psychology B.S./Financial Planning, Housing and Consumer Economics M.S. (Area of Emphasis in Financial Planning) (non-thesis)

This concentration, when completed with our non-thesis option, will prepare you to be a client-focused financial planner. The M.S. non-thesis in Financial Planning will prepare you 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, you 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 Psychology 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.

Students admitted to the Double Dawgs program may choose up to 12 hours from any of the following graduate-level courses that will satisfy both bachelor's and master's requirements. Up to 12 hours may be taken prior to applying to the graduate program.

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

Admission to Graduate Program

Psychology majors who meet the following requirements may officially apply to the graduate program:
- At least 60 credits completed prior to the semester for which you are seeking admission.
- 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: Swarn Chatterjee
  • Email: swarn@uga.edu
  • Phone: 706-542-4722
  • Address: 106 House B, FHCE

Undergraduate Major Information

  • Major: Psychology B.S.
  • Department/College: Psychology

Advising Contact

  • Name: Trina Cyterski
  • Email: cyterski@uga.edu
  • Phone: 706-542-7852
  • Address: 236 Psychology

Graduate Major Information

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

Advising Contact

  • Name: Swarn Chatterjee
  • Email: swarn@uga.edu
  • Phone: 706-542-4722
  • Address: 106 House B