Graduate Certificate in Behavioral Financial Planning and Financial Therapy

University of Georgia
Degree Level Certificate
Total Credit Hours 15

Program Description

Offered through UGA's College of Family and Consumer Sciences, The Graduate Certificate in Behavioral Planning and Financial Therapy is designed to prepare students in financial planning with knowledge of the psychological and relational aspects that drive financial decision-making in the financial planning profession. The Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards has recently added client psychology as a learning objective, as they recognize the need for financial planners to understand the human aspects of money.

Behavioral financial therapy is a relatively new field that combines the principles of financial planning with the insights of psychology to help clients overcome financial stress and achieve greater financial well-being. The certificate is designed for financial and mental health professionals who want to meet the educational requirements of the CFT-1™ certification provided by the Financial Therapy Association and who desire to improve their knowledge and skill of working with their clients around money.

Admissions Information

All requirements for admission to this online graduate certificate program will be the same as those for the current graduate programs in FHCE. Applicants should have a 3.0 or higher undergraduate GPA, or a 3.5 GPA for graduate coursework. The applicants will be assessed based on a combination of their Statement of Purpose, and a resume. The entire application package for the student will be reviewed before a decision is made.

  • Hold a bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university.

Program Accreditation

Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges