Application materials are available through the Graduate School Admissions Office. Please send directly to the Graduate School:
In addition, please send directly to the Department's Graduate Coordinator Assistant:
Your applications will be reviewed by a committee of FHCE Graduate Faculty and the Graduate School. If applying to the accelerated master's program, see additional information below.
Admission materials are available through the Graduate Admissions Office. Please also visit the Graduate School's International Supplemental Information website then send directly to the Graduate School:
In addition, please send directly to the Department Graduate Coordinator Assistant:
The minimum English proficiency scores are:
Your applications will be reviewed by a committee of FHCE Graduate Faculty and the Graduate School.
Nearly all materials may be sent electronically via the Graduate School Online Application.
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You should have completed a course in statistics (equivalent to STAT 2000) and microeconomics (equivalent to ECON 2106). If applying to the financial planning concentration you should have completed a course in risk management (equivalent to RMIN 4000). If applying to the Ph.D. program you should have completed an intermediate microeconomics course (equivalent to ECON 4010) and provide evidence of the successful completion of courses in statistics and calculus.
The application deadline is January 15 for all who seek a graduate assistantship. Graduate assistantships are typically awarded for an academic year (beginning Fall semester). On-campus M.S.-NT applicants may matriculate Fall or Spring semesters. Ph.D., M.S. thesis, and M.S.-NT Online applicants may matriculate Fall semester only.
If you are not seeking financial aid, the application deadlines are:
Before applying, consult with your major's undergraduate advisor and the FHCE graduate coordinator to develop a preliminary course plan. The plan must be approved by the dean of the Graduate School prior to submitting an application. The Graduate School's Accelerated Master's Program Page has further program and cost information.
If you are considering applying to the Ph.D. program without first completing a master’s degree, please note that we seek applicants who meet the following criteria:
You may also be asked to schedule an interview to discuss your qualifications and academic goals.
Applicants admitted by the University of Georgia Graduate School in 2014 had mean GRE scores of 154 (verbal) and 154 (quantitative). The mean scores of applicants admitted into our FHCE programs in 2013-2015 were similar: 152 (verbal) and 155 (quantitative). The University's mean score on the GMAT was 598; we began accepting the GMAT in Spring 2014. Among 2015-16 applicants who submitted GMAT scores, the mean total score was 650. The Graduate School seeks applicants with a 3.0 or higher undergraduate GPA (3.5 for graduate coursework). For detailed information on the composition of admitted students see the most recent Fact Book published by the Office of Institutional Research.
For our MS-NT financial planning program (online and on campus non-thesis program) we may request a waiver of the GRE or GMAT on your behalf under certain conditions. The Statement of Purpose allows you to indicate if you meet one or more of the following four crieteria:
Our online M.S. is offered to residents of most states. Here's a current list of states; if you do not reside in one of the states listed, consider attending classes on-site.
This webinar discusses the online M.S. in Financial Planning, the course structure, introduces the faculty, explains the application process, and will take you through a sample class. Run time: 37 mins.