Financial Planning (MS)

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Program Description

The field of financial planning is growing exponentially, and as a result, the demand for financial planners who assist individuals in planning for their financial future, has greatly increased. This 30-credit financial planning degree, offered by the NYU SPS Division of Programs in Business, is certified by the Financial Planner (CFP®) Board of Standards and prepares students for financial planning jobs in private practice, as well as in settings such as banks, investment firms, and wealth management firms. As large numbers of financial planners retire, a financial advisor career will become a path that can provide a competitive salary as well as great satisfaction in helping others. In fact, US News and World Report ranks financial planning among the best business jobs and best-paying jobs (12/2020). The Master of Science in Financial Planning offers all of the benefits, resources, and prestige of earning your degree at NYU, while building financial planning and analysis skills that prepare you for a lucrative career.


All applicants to the School of Professional Studies (SPS) are required to submit the general application requirements, which include:

  • Application Fee
  • College/University Transcripts
  • Résumé
  • Statement of Purpose
  • Degree Requirements
  • Recommendations
  • Kira Talent Assessment
  • Degree-Specific Requirements
  • English Language Assessment
  • Pearson Versant English Placement Test
  • International Transcript Evaluation
  • International Student Visa Requirements

See degree specific application requirements for instructions specific to this program.