If your plans include a career in an applied setting, one of our Master's of Science non-thesis programs may be right for you. Instead of writing a thesis, you will complete a culminating project such as a capstone course, an internship, a research project, or a study away experience to help prepare you for your applied professional career.
We offer five M.S.-NT degree emphases; FHCE advisors and faculty can help you decide which option is right for you.
You will acquire the analytical skills needed to transform data into practical information for use in organizational and policy decisions. Consumer and policy analysts are in demand by private, public, and non-profit organizations. The professional master’s emphasis in Applied Consumer Analytics will prepare you to:
This emphasis provides interdisciplinary coursework that links conceptual knowledge with practical experience, As a graduate of this emphasis, you will be qualified to work in careers that influence the social, economic, cultural, and political forces affecting the well-being of people living in community settings. You can focus on:
This emphasis will prepare you to work in a consumer policy-related career. You have the flexibility to select courses in policy, economics, advocacy, and the legislative process. You will develop your expertise in:
Upon completion you will have a refined understanding of the challenges and opportunities that face consumers in increasingly complex economic and political environments.
This emphasis will develop your expertise in financial planning practice and prepare you to be a client-focused financial planner. After completion of the professional master’s emphasis in Financial Planning you will be prepared to:
Upon completion of this concentration you will be prepared to sit for the Certified Financial PlannerTM examination.
Financial Planning classes are also offered at the Griffin campus and online.
The University of Georgia does not certify individuals to use the CFP®, Certified Financial Planner™ and marks. CFP® certification is granted solely by Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards Inc. to individuals who, in addition to completing an educational requirement such as this CFP Board-Registered Program, have met ethics, experience and examination requirements.
The CFP(R) exam pass rate for UGA financial planning graduates is about 60%, which is slightly above the national average. In 2017, 24 students sat for the exam. We do not require our students to take the CFP(R) exam. Unless the student provides permission, the CFP(R) Board does not provide information about individual students.
This emphasis blends social and behavioral sciences, public policy, planning, management and economics. You can tailor your coursework to focus in: