We offer 4 paths to your degree: 

  1. Accelerated M.S. Degree for current UGA undergraduates
    • Complete a B.S. in 3 years and a M.S. in 2 years
  2. M.S. Degree without a thesis (our non-thesis or MS-NT option)
    • If you plan a career in applied settings as a consumer analytics researcher or financial planner 
    • May be completed on campus (Consumer Economics and Financial Planning options) or online (Financial Planning)
  3. M.S. Degree with a thesis option
    • ​​If you plan a research-oriented career or may apply to a Ph.D. program
  4. Ph.D. Financial Planning, Housing and Consumer Economics
    • If you desire the highest level of research-based academic preparation


Each provides in-depth study 
in a concentration of your choosing:

  • Financial planning
  • Housing management and policy
  • Consumer economics

Your coursework is
 centered in the Department yet draws 
upon the best courses from across the University. This approach helps you to acquire the core competencies you need to be a leader in your field while developing the topical expertise that motivated you to continue your education.


If our programs can help you meet your academic and career goals, contact our Graduate Coordinator Assistant with any questions about our programs. Or, request information directly from the Graduate School

Name Job Title / Department Contact
Justin Miller

Justin Bryant Miller

Administative Associate II

Financial Planning, Housing and Consumer Economics

College of Family and Consumer Sciences

205 Dawson Hall
305 Sanford Dr.
Athens, GA 30602