Child, Youth & Family Studies: Specialization in Family Financial Planning
The master's degree and graduate certificate in Family Financial Planning offer a double bonus by providing opportunities for graduate education and by preparing you to take the certified financial planner exam.
Earn a graduate certificate by taking graduate coursework that meets
educational requirements, allowing you to sit for the CFP® Certification Examination, without having to pursue a master's degree.
Master's Degree Program:
It is possible to complete the master's program as a part-time student within 3 years while working a full-time
job. With this specialization you'll enhance personal financial
develop competencies that can lead to the Certified Financial Planner
designation by the CFP International Board of Standards.
Who should consider this program:
- Financial planners
- Financial counselors
- Insurance professionals
- Extension educators
- Students needing flexible course delivery for busy schedules
- Real estate professionals
Tuition & Fees for Family Financial Planning
This program is part of the Great Plains Interactive Distance Education Alliance (Great Plains IDEA), a consortium of 11
universities offering fully online graduate programs. Each university brings a unique strength to the multi-institution academic programs.
- You apply, and are admitted at one university. In this case the University of Nebraska-Lincoln;
- enroll in your courses at UNL and other Great Plains IDEA member institutions; and,
- graduate or receive a certificate from UNL.
View GPIDEA Family Financial Planning information.
Certificate: Application & Admission
Graduate: Application & Admission
Consists of 36 semester credit hours.
Graduate Certificate: View Catalogs & Courses
Requires 18 credit hours.
Each degree program within the University of Nebraska–Lincoln is responsible for evaluating transfer credit and determining how the credit will apply to your specific degree program.
The evaluation of transfer credit is based on a review of the comparability of the nature, content and level of the learning experience and its appropriateness to the degree program.
If you're interested in transferring credit, you will need to consult with the UNL academic department associated with your major. In most instances, you will be requested to submit the respective course syllabus. Transfer credit information for graduate degrees
If you’re enrolled as a degree seeking student in a UNL program you’ll have access to the same career services as on-campus students. Don’t live in the immediate area? We’ll come to you by providing phone or Skype consultations.
After you graduate, the Nebraska Alumni Association will continue to help with resources and events for job seekers.
Online courses are taught by the same award-winning professors and researchers who teach on-campus classes.
Faculty advisers will help you choose courses that will define your personal and career goals while completing your degree.Meet Faculty in Child Youth and Family Studies