College for Financial Planning Online Master's Degree Programs
Pursue your passion and advance your career with the College for Financial Planning®—a Kaplan Company. With multiple start dates, our online master’s degree programs give you the flexibility to achieve your next education goals.
The College seeks to align the coursework in the Master of Science in Financial Analysis (MSFA) online program with the learning outcomes of the Chartered Financial Analyst® (CFA®) Institute’s CFA Program. As students concurrently earn a master’s degree dedicated to the advanced study of financial analysis, each course was created with the goal of preparing students for the CFA examination process.
Personal Financial Planning
The Master of Science in Personal Financial Planning (MS-PFP) program begins with the core disciplines of financial planning before exploring advanced topic areas that go beyond traditional education programs. As a CFP Board-approved master’s program in personal financial planning, our graduate degree automatically fulfills the education requirements for CFP® certification.
Why Earn Your Master’s Degree with the College for Financial Planning?
Skills & Recognition
A master’s degree shows you have reached a high level of expertise. Whether you are interested in a graduate degree in financial analysis or personal financial planning, the degree is immediately recognizable to both clients and firms.
Deep Knowledge to Sit for the CFA, CAIA or CFP® Exam
The Master of Science in Financial Analysis was created with the goal of preparing students to have a deep understanding of financial analysis that is required for the CFA examination process.
- After students successfully complete fifteen (15) credit hours in the online MSFA program, they will have access to Kaplan Schweser’s CFA Essential Study Package to prepare for the CFA exam. Graduates of the College’s MSFA program will continue to have access to Kaplan Schweser’s CFA Essential Study Package to support them in pursuing all levels of the CFA exam.
- In addition, a unique portion of the MSFA program includes some of the CAIA Charter exam curriculum, assisting you in your studies for the CAIA exam.
The Master of Science in Personal Financial Planning is a CFP Board-approved master’s program in personal financial planning. Our graduate degree automatically fulfills education requirements for CFP® certification to sit for the national CFP® exam.
Already a CFP® professional? If you completed your required education for CFP® certification through the College, you may qualify for up to 15 hours of transfer credit toward the Master of Science in Personal Financial Planning program, which could put you halfway toward earning your master’s degree.
For more information on transfer credits, please see the College Catalog.